Welcome to the Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is the principal Church of the Diocese of Sandhurst and the home Church of the Cathedral Parish serving the people of central and north west parts of the city of Bendigo and many visitors to the church and the city.



As a visible sign of the Church in Bendigo, we aim to be welcoming and hospitable. By using our gifts to build a prayerful, well informed community, we celebrate liturgy and strive to serve each other and those beyond our Parish with missionary spirit. (Parish vision statement)facebook


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On Sunday 4 September 2022, Christopher Cook will offer the next recital in the GOMS recital series at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo. Chris' exciting programme will include Saint-Saën's Adagio from Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Parry's Chorale Fantasia on The Old Hundredth, Lloyd Webber's Berceuse from Three Recital Pieces, Dupré's Placare Christe servulis, Reger's Pfingsten, Op. 145 No. 6 and more.

Christopher Cook grew up in Townsville and graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in piano and organ in 1983. Since graduation, Christopher has worked in the music and education professions variously as teacher, performer, accompanist, conductor, musical director and examiner.

Christopher has held positions at major churches, schools and theological colleges demonstrating an innovative and progressive approach to musical programs. He is currently a répétiteur at Haileybury; a piano tutor for The Peninsula School; an organ tutor for the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne; and Director of Music at St John’s, Toorak.

Admission at the door includes a program. Adults $30, concession $25, Under 18 free. Tickets are also available at https://www.trybooking.com/CBTHM Members of the audience can view the organist live on screen. The recital series is supported by both the Cathedral and the Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation (see www.aspirefoundation.org.au). For more details about the recital series, see www.grandorgan.com and Facebook & Instagram @grandorganmasterseries

Sung Evening Prayer of the Church will follow from 4:30-5pm to which all are invited. Based on the early Jewish and Christian traditions of praying at the beginning, middle and end of the day, Evening Prayer (formerly called Vespers and conducted in Latin) is part of the Catholic Church’s Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office (from the Latin, officium, meaning “duty”) which forms part of the ministry of many priests and religious. Since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), the Liturgy of the Hours has increasingly been celebrated communally in the vernacular in larger churches and Cathedrals as the prayer of the whole Church – including clergy, religious and laity. The prayer comprises short responses, psalms, canticles, scripture readings and intercessory prayers and is a tangible way for Christians across the traditions to sanctify the day through prayers of praise, thanksgiving and intercession to God, particularly given the important needs of the world at the present time.



An invitation from Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst
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