All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst
The Anglican Cathedral for Central Western NSW
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Up Coming Events

Monday 14 July:  7.30pm.  Open Doors Australia What is it like to be a 

Christian in the Middle East?  Bathurst Presbyterian Church, 72 George 

Street, Bathurst. 

Monday 21 July:  1.30pm.  The Australian Women’s Prayer Service at the 

From the Dean’s Desk

Most of us would admit to the fact that the church provides us with benefits we cannot 

find anywhere else in the world. Worship helps us focus on God.  It prepares us spiritually and emotionally for the week ahead. Fellowship helps us face life’s problems by providing the support and encouragement of other Christians. 


Discipleship helps us fortify our faith by learning the truth of God’s Word and applying the principles to our lifestyle. Ministry helps us find and develop our talents and use them in serving others. Evangelism helps us fulfil our mission of reaching our friends and family for Christ. 


There are many analogies for a Christian disconnected from a church:  a football player without a team; a soldier without a platoon; a tuba player without an orchestra; a sheep without a flock.  But the most understandable (and biblical) picture is that of a child without a family.  It is important to position the church as family, rather than as an institution especially as our culture has increasingly become anti-institutional.  Paul reminds us in Ephesians  “you are members of God’s very own family, … and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.” 


A number of factors have fragmented the nuclear family in today’s culture:  high divorce 

rate, delayed marriages, the emphasis on individuality, alternative lifestyles, and women 

working.  The high rate of mobility in which we find people have few roots.  Our families 

are spread all over the nation and overseas.  There is an epidemic of loneliness in 

society.  People are wanting fellowship, community and a sense of family.  Wine 

commercials for example, don’t sell wine, they sell fellowship.  No one is ever portrayed 

drinking alone; it’s always done in the context of people enjoying each other’s company.  

Phrases on the ads say “It doesn’t get any better than this!” 


This “longing for belonging’’ provides the church with a timely opportunity.  Let’s open our 

hearts and give a strong commitment to each other and to strangers in our midst. 


A week ago, small groups of parishioners were given a feast of wonderful talks; 

‘Spirituality in the Pub’ with speaker Michael Whelan SM followed by Hugh McKay 

launching his new book, ‘The Good Life’, inviting all of us to think, be challenged and 

explore our faith journeys. 


General Synod is over for another 4 years and we have a new Primate in place, 

Archbishop Philip Freier.  Our Bathurst Diocese contingent returned from Adelaide on 

Friday evening exhausted but encouraged, enlightened and prepared to move forward in 

the light of Christ. 


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Welcome to All Saints' Cathedral, Bathurst. This is a special place in the life of the City of Bathurst and the wider Anglican Church of Western New South Wales. All Saints' Cathedral is located in the heart of Bathurst City. The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Bathurst and the 'principal church' of the Diocese. The Bathurst Parish was formed in 1842, and the first church on the site was builit in 1848. This church became a cathedral in 1870 when the Diocese of Bathurst was formed.

The Cathedral Parish is an open and inclusive Christian community of faith that exists to live out and share the good news of Christ with the people of Bathurst. We have worship and activities for all age groups and people from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The Cathedral is open each day from 8 am. You are welcome to join us at any of our services,activities and events.

Vision: Our vision is to be an enthusiastic, generous and welcoming Christian community, growing together and serving others through the power of the Holy Spirit.


The Parish Office is located in the
Diocesan Registry Building,
Church Street, Bathurst,
and is open Monday to Friday from
9 am to 1 pm.

Mail:PO Box 258, Bathurst, NSW, 2795.

Telephone:   02 6331 4711

Fax:   02 6331 4347

In emergencies, the Bathurst on-call minister can be contacted on 0417 693 147.


Cathedral Bells of Bathurst:

The Society of Bathurst Bell Ringers. The Bathurst Bell tower is a race and special in many ways. It is predominantly glass and is one of the few bell towers positioned directly opposite a functional Carillion.  

All Saints' College:

Diocese of Bathurst:

Sunday 8am will be starting at 8.30
Sunday 10am: Family service with CK Sunday school


Monday 21 July:  1.30pm.  The Australian Women’s Prayer Service at the 

Uniting Church in William Street.  All are welcome. 

Friday 25 July:  6.30pm.  French Affair—Dinner and entertainment.  All Saints’ 

Cathedral Hall.  RSVP 11.7.14.  Tickets $75 each from the Friends of All Saints’ 

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