CITY SANCTUARIES is a community heritage project, presently being undertaken by Wesley Hobart Museum and Arts Tasmania to foster public appreciation of Hobart’s significant and diverse urban sanctuaries and its spiritual landscape.
Having an interfaith and broad public focus, City Sanctuaries is working to identify common ground that is able to support and nurture a shared appreciation of the different and distinctive features of the city’s sanctuary places.
What do we mean by city sanctuary?
We use the term “city sanctuary” to refer to urban places where sacred forms are given expression in ways (e.g. through art, architecture, word, ritual and mundane practices) that are conserved, remembered and made accessible to city inhabitants and their visitors.
Yet sanctuary is appreciated not only as place but also as welcoming, revitalizing and neighbourly relationship.
“Poetry and story-telling can be an effective tool for people to express themselves and turn hardship into positivity.”
A Mosaic of Light: The Colour of Peace.
An afternoon of sharing powerful ideas featuring
Spoken Word Artist, Dr Mariam Chaalan, with other
artists from Hobart.
21 September 2014 2.00 – 4.00pm
UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building,
Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay.
Shared urban public spaces, like museums, have our support. They’re where creativity fosters social engagement, inclusion & security. – UNESCO 12th September 2012)
Throughout the remainder of 2014 and into early 2015, Wesley Hobart Museum will be working with Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators to design a community owned heritage project that aims to foster inter-faith and broad public appreciation of Hobart’s significant and diverse urban sanctuaries and of its spiritual landscape.
To discover more about the project, read our Project Statement.
Come join us to hear Hobart’s
Choir of High Hopes
Appearing at the Festival of Voices Handmade Series 2014
Sunday 6 July, 2.00 pm
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Place
- New and original songs written by Choir members
- Performance devised especially for the Festival of Voices appearance.
Enjoy the privilege of seeing what happens when Choir members turn their often undiscovered talents to song writing and theatrical drama to express hope for the future and describe their individual pathways through life.
Led by a talented team of music professionals, the repertoire emphasises the constant striving of Choir members to live positive and courageous lives.
Tickets $24 online at festivalofvoices.com
Please share this flyer with friends and colleagues and invite them along.
Choir of High Hopes – Rebuilding lives through the power of song.
Fund raising night for deaf Children of Tajikistan
Wed 14th May, 6pm at Blue Illusion fashions, Magnet Court, Sandy Bay—Invite your friends along to our next fundraising night at Blue Illusion. From 6.00 pm. Shop while enjoying a glass of champagne. 10% of the money from purchases will go to our project. There is no entry fee.
RSVP to email@example.com or call 6223 2349
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Wesley
An afternoon tea will be held at Wesley Hall, 58 Melville Street, Hobart on Saturday 24 May commencing at 2.00 pm to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Council. The event will include a talk about Australia’s first public library – the Wesleyan Library, 1825. Visitors arriving before 2.00 pm may also have time to view the display, “On Morning Wings”, which commemorates the missionary ships, “Triton”, “John Williams” and “Dayspring”. To book please phone Colleen on 6231 4481 or Rachel on 6231 4033.
BCC Africa Quiz Night
Saturday 24th May, beginning at 7.00 pm.
Hobart North Uniting Church, cnr Elizabeth & Swan Streets North Hobart
Tickets: $20.00pp including Supper. Tables of 8: $150.00
A bar will be provided, serving beer, wine and soft drinks.
All funds raised on the night will support the children of the Bethlehem Community Centre, Kenya.
To register your attendance, please contact Hobart North Uniting Church (62313109, leave a message) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgewater Gagebrook Op Shop
is extremely short of blankets, doonas, sheets and home wares. If you are able to assist in providing these much needed items, could you drop them off at the Op Shop (Tottenham Road, Gagebrook, between 10am-2pm) or leave at Wesley, Scots Memorial or Hobart North church offices and we will pick them up.
Many thanks. Church Council at Gagebrook.
A Destiny Together is a call from the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia to all Church members to participate in a week of prayer and fasting for justice for First Peoples. It is a reflection of the Church’s commitment to work together for justice, recognition and reconciliation and to bear witness to the genuine transformation of relationship that is possible through God’s love in Jesus Christ.
A nationwide week of prayer, fasting and reflection
The heart of the week will be a nationwide movement of Uniting Church members, groups and congregations engaged in prayer, fasting and reflection. Hobart North will join “A Destiny Together “ in worship over the next 2 weeks, together with morning (8.30-9.00am) and afternoon (5.30-6.00pm) prayer and reflection, each lasting 30 minutes. The resource for this will be provided by the Assembly and UAICC.
A public prayer vigil in Canberra
A Destiny Together will feature a public prayer vigil on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra, on Tuesday 18 March. All Uniting Church members are invited to come to Canberra to participate in this service—a public witness to both our grief at the continued injustice, racism and exclusion suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our belief that recognition, justice and reconciliation are possible when we work together. The vigil will be led by the Chair of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), Rev. Rronang Garrawurra, and UCA President, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney.