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St Michael’s 150th Celebrations


Reflect & Connect: 1859 – 2009

Join us as we celebrate our cathedral’s 150th birthday this December!

Sunday 13 December

Our birthday party begins with ringing our bell 150 times at 12 noon. Then the entire Wollongong community is invited to share our festival birthday celebrations. It will feature musical entertainment (including brass band and organ recital), Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, historical displays and tours, jumping castles, fairy floss, memorabilia, give-aways, second-hand book and CD sale, and more.

As like every Sunday, visitors are welcome to our anniversary Sunday services:

  • 8am – Heritage BCP Service, preacher: Bishop Harry Goodhew
  • 10am – Morning Service, precher: Bishop Harry Goodhew
  • 5pm – Family Service, preacher: Dr Richard Chin
  • 7pm – Contemporary Service, preacher: Dr Richard Chin

Tuesday 15 December

This is the actual date on which our heritage-listed ‘church on the hill’ was consecrated 150 years ago in December 1859.

  • 6pm – Refreshments and fine music
  • 7pm – Thanksgiving Service, preacher: Bishop Reg Piper

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Here’s a photo of St Michael’s from the north east, estimated to be pre-1920s. Note the gas street light in the foreground to the left!

St Michael's pre 1920s

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