Christ Church Cathedral © Tracey Benson 2014

365 Places: Christ Church Cathedral

Day 51: Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Today, my post is about a place that had a significant impact on me as a young person: my family’s church in Darwin, Christ Church Cathedral.

Every Sunday (or sometimes even more) we would attend services here, with many others, who over the years become our friends and a significant part of our community. It was a place of worship, fun and friendship, a place that impacted on my spiritual life and understandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through this community, I learnt compassion, acceptance and the belief that everyone deserves to be treated equally. Lessons of the spirit that are not bound by religion per se.

As a matter of interest, I was one of the first girls to be a ‘server’, assisting the clergy with the communion.

Christ Church was devastated in Cyclone Tracy, and all that remained of the original church was the sandstone facade. What was rebuilt was a beautiful modernist building that is still striking, particularly the stained glass window.

To find out more about the history of the Cathedral, check out the Christ Church Cathedral website.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s