Sunday 15 December 2013
The Third Sunday in Advent
St James’ Cathedral
7.00 am Eucharist
9.00 am Eucharist
6.00 pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
St Mark’s Church, Belgian Gardens
7.15 am Eucharist
St Margaret’s Church, Magnetic Island
Saturday 14 December
5.00 pm Eucharist
Wednesdays during Advent
St James’ Cathedral
12.45 pm Lunchtime Service
5.30 pm Eucharist
The Eucharist, also known as the Mass, Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, is usually celebrated within the Cathedral Parish according to A Prayer Book for Australia 1995, (Second Order).
Welcome to the website of St James’ Cathedral and the Cathedral Parish of Townsville.
The Parish includes:
St James’ Cathedral, Townsville;
St Mark’s Church, Belgian Gardens;
St Margaret’s Church, Magnetic Island;
Mission to Seafarers, Port of Townsville.
Within St James’ Cathedral is the stall (“cathedra”) of the Bishop of North Queensland. The Cathedral is the mother church of the vast Anglican Diocese of North Queensland which stretches from Mackay to the Torres Strait Islands, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Northern Territory border.
We welcome you to our beautiful Cathedral which has been a place of sacred space for the community for well over a century. We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary Anglican liturgy, and aim to be a joyful and welcoming community.
Our Mission: The Purpose of the Church is to serve the Mission of God.
We aim to serve the Mission of God by:
Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
Caring for those in need;
Protecting creation and
Transforming unjust structures in society.
Sexual Abuse: An Important Message
Sexual abuse is a crime and has no place in the Church. Untold suffering results, and no apology can undo the harm done.
The Anglican Diocese of North Queensland is committed to exposing and dealing with sexual abuse.
To do so, we need your help in reporting it, whether in recent times or past, and even if the details appear incomplete.
The Director of Professional Standards
(07) 3835 2266 or Free Call 1800 839 839
Your report will receive respect and confidentiality, and the information will be handled appropriately and with sensitivity.
National Trust St James’ Cathedral Conservation Appeal
For over 121 years, St James’ Cathedral has been at the heart of North Queensland. It has ministered to a diocese spread from the Torres Strait to Sarina and to the Queensland-Northern Territory border. However, St James’ Cathedral has had only minimal repairs and improvements and now needs urgent work so that future generations can still benefit from the special, sacred space it offers.
The Anglican Diocese of North Queensland’s focus in the past has been and will always remain on building the ministry, but more than a century of ecumenical worship, weddings, funerals and other significant community events have taken a toll on the historical landmark.
The Diocese, in conjunction with The National Trust, will use all possible internal funds to restore the Cathedral, but we also need the support of the community to raise the $6 million necessary to ensure the Cathedral can survive.
A cathedral is not just a building; it stands with and for the community and holds the memories of the community’s important life events. Help us to make St James’ Cathedral beautiful again, so that it can help to show forth the spirit of North Queensland in all its richness.
For more information then please click on the link to take you to the Appeal website.St James Cathedral Appeal
Please see our photos in the Occasions Page under Services.