St James' Cathedral

Townsville Queensland Australia

  • Contact Us:

    Dean Rod MacDonald

    Parish Centre
    Tel: 0400 499 616


  • Visitors

    • 76,957 visits

Welcome to the Anglican Cathedral, Townsville

Our website has embarked on some changes.
Please feel free to browse while we upgrade various areas



Palm Sunday  Services

Procession with Palms and Eucharist 9.30

 Bishop’s Children Service 5.30 pm

Holy Week  Services


6 pm Liturgy of Reflection


6 pm Chrism Eucharist with Bishop


12.45 & 5.30 Eucharist

6pm  Liturgy of Devotion


7 pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy

All Night Vigil

Good Friday

9.30 am Veneration of the Cross

12-3 pm Three Hour Devotions “Many Voices- One Lord” 


Easter Day

5.30 am Lighting of the Fire and Eucharist

9.30 am Sung Eucharist

Services at St  James’ Cathedral


7.00 am Eucharist

9.30 am Sung Eucharist

St Mark’s Church, Belgian Gardens

7.15 am Eucharist

St Margaret’s Church, Magnetic Island

5. 00 pm Eucharist (Saturday)

Weekdays at St James’

Morning Prayer 8.30 am every day

Wednesday: Eucharist at 12.45 and 5.30 pm




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 Sarina 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.

We aim to serve the Mission of God by:

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Nurturing believers
Caring for those in need
Protecting creation and
Transforming unjust structures in society



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