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WAR MEMORIAL CATHEDRAL St Boniface is a Dedicated War Memorial Cathedral; a wonderful stained glass window has been inserted in the East Annex.  moreMany new and exciting events occurring at the Cathedral in 2016,  Please see our "Events" page, which will be updated with full particulars as soon as they come to hand.  more

 

 

 

 

Serving God by following Jesus

To love and serve the community

Our Cathedral community seeks to be a welcoming community of faith. We come from many different parts of the world and many different backgrounds but we journey together.

Sentence of the Day:

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,  and you will be saved.     Acts 16: 31

Prayer of the day: 

Almighty God, whose blessed Son before his passion prayer for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one:grant that your Church, being bound together in love and obedience to you, may be united in one body by one Spirit, that the world may believe in him whom you have sent, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

 

 

 

The Very Reverend Darryl Cotton was installed as Dean of St Boniface Cathedral on Sunday 25 October 2015

Dear Friends

I am tremendously humbled to  have been appointed Dean of Bunbury.  I gratefully thank the Bishop and the Cathedral Chapter for having confidence in me to undertake this ministry of leadership.  I am excited for what lays ahead, both for my own minisry in this place and the ministry of the cathedral.

On behalf of my family, I thank the Cathedral Parish and clergy for the warm welcome we have received upon our arrival.  The work done on the Deanery is so appreciated.  The new kitchen, patio paving and fencing is wonderful.

I want to acknowledge my predecessors Stewart and Sarah and for the wonderful work and ministry they have undertaken over the past few years.  I especially thank Stewart for the progressive work he has done in defining the difference in roles between Cathedral Parish Priest and Dean of the Cathedral.  The culmination if his vision and work was seen in the revised Cathedral Statute passed by Synod last year.  For this foundation which he laid, I thank him.

I thank the Reverend Karon Austin, to be made Canon of the Cathedral today, for the locum work she has done during the interregnum.  Karon has been  preparing for my arrival over the past few months in so many different ways which has made the transition from one parish to another much easier.  Thank  you Karon for your kindness and friendship.

As I start my ministry here in the Cathedral I do acknowledge that it will be a period of transition.  Periods of transition trigger a wellspring of emotions - from concern and fear to excitment and joy.  But we recognise that in the mnidst of this transition, God is in our midst: attentive, caring, present.  God tends us with patience and care, leading us in hope through the wilderness to the joys of the promised land.  As part of this new beginning, I also recognise that I am not Stewart, and Stewart is not me.  So I will naturally do things differently because I have been gifted by God in differnt ways to Stewart.  Different is not worse or better.  Different is just not the same.  I pray that you will be gentle and forgiving with me as I learn what it means to be a Dean of a Cathedral.

God bless us as we begin this journey today together.

Darryl Cotton

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A Lent program for Christians who care about the environment.
Introduction
Lent is traditionally a time for greater discipline in our lifestyles, in order to focus more on God’s priorities.
The Five Marks of Mission are an important statement on mission which ex-presses the Anglican Communion’s common commitment to, and understand-ing of, God’s holistic/integral mission.
The 5th Mark of Mission as stated in the Anglican Messenger is:
Protect, care for and renew life on our planet (Treasure)
Following the Lent discipline
In each of the six weeks of this Lent discipline there are suggested environ-mental actions for you to take on. Some are quite small things, some are chal-lenging. Some are actions you could do as a family, some are individual. You may well be doing some of them already. I invite you to take on the challenge to treasure our planet.
Week one – use of transport
We all know that petrol and diesel engines burn irreplaceable fossil fuels and that short journeys have high fuel consumptions. High altitude flying dumps greenhouse gases directly into the upper atmosphere. We expect to buy all kinds of fruit and veg-etables at any time of year regardless of their source. Our attitude to transport is cost-ing the earth.
Actions
Choose two or three of these:
 Walk or cycle everywhere
 Cut your car journeys by x%
 No car journeys less than 2 kilometres
 Replace your car with a second hand model, and one that has lower CO2 emis-sions
 Use public transport whenever practicable
 Car pool whenever possible – school run, work, shopping trips
 Sell your car and buy a bicycle
 Commit not to travel by air this year.