Community Diary

Community Diary  is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.

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Go to TELL US WHAT’S ON  and complete the form with the details of your upcoming event.

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Date: January 31, 2020



World Wetlands Day Goulds Lagoon

Date: February 2, 2020


World Wetlands Day – ‘Early Birds’ guided walk at Goulds Lagoon Sunday Feb 2

World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2nd February each year. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Iran 1971.
Wetlands were once found in most of the bays and coves up and down the Derwent. Over the last 100 years most of these wetlands were filled-in to make way for buildings, factories, parks and even tips. Today, only a few of these wetlands remain, and some are highly modified.
In Glenorchy City examples of remnant wetlands can be found at Granton (Goulds Lagoon), and Claremont (Windermere Bay Saltmarsh), and in small pockets along the Derwent foreshore.
Wetlands are rich with biodiversity, and are important areas for feeding, nesting, and breeding of resident and migratory birds. Wetlands also support a multitude of reptiles, frogs, insects, and play a critical role as fish nurseries. Wetlands act as natural sponges, absorbing flood waters, and filtering out sediments, and other pollutants. They also highly effective in trapping and storing carbon from the atmosphere – serving as an offset to climate change.
To celebrate World Wetlands Day this year, Glenorchy City Council are hosting a free ‘early birds’ guided walk around Goulds Lagoon. Join us to learn more about wetlands in Glenorchy City, and what we are doing to protect biodiversity. Bring your camera or binoculars and see how many birds you can spot. Participants will get a free ‘Birds of Goulds Lagoon’ guide to take home.
Meet in the Lagoon carpark off Hestercombe Road at 8:30am.
For more information phone Council’s environment section on 6216 6800

Blooming Church 2020 Feb 7-9

Start date: February 7, 2020

End date: February 9, 2020

Blooming Church 2020 Feb 7-9  St David’s Cathedral

Blooming Church 2020 – St David’s 52nd Community Floral Festival

Blooming Church 2020 heralds the Cathedral’s 52nd Community Floral Festival!
Each February, St David’s blooms and fills with the most exquisite fragrances that only flowers can give, as it plays host to an extraordinary array of floral exhibits, botanical art, music and community creativity.

This year Blooming Church is spreading its wings to take floral beauty out into the Hobart CBD and beyond, with the launch of Blooming Windows.

Open to the public from:
Friday 7 February, 11am – 5pm
Saturday 8 February, 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9 February, 11:30am – 2pm.

Entry $3, children free

The festival will be opened by Mr Mervyn Gordon OAM and Mrs Norma Gordon OAM at 6pm, Friday 7 February. Tickets for the Festival Opening event are $15, available from or the Cathedral Office.

Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to explore the Cathedral, a magnificent heritage building. The Bell Tower will be open on Saturday for tours and self-guided tours of the beautiful stained-glass windows – each depicting an incredible story – can be taken throughout the festival.

Refreshments will be available in the Cloisters on Friday and Saturday.
The Cathedral Craft & Gift Shop will be open throughout the festival.
Plant and produce stalls will be in the grounds of the Cathedral.

On exhibition will be botanical art, including work from Botaniko.
The Embroiderer’s Guild will showcase a display of fine needlework.
Treasures from the Cathedral archives will also be on display.

Presented at the finale of the Blooming Church festival will be a concert on Sunday 9 February at 2pm. Tickets $15, available at the door.

More details P: (03) 6234 4900 W: or find us on Facebook.

Bruny Island Last Stop before Home Day

Date: February 9, 2020

BRUNY ISLAND Last Stop before Home Day

SUNDAY 9th February

Bruny Island Quarantine Station 10 am to 2 pm

It is on again at Tasmania’s historic Quarantine Station!

Come along and join in the fun on our beautiful state reserve. Bring your friends and family and perhaps a picnic lunch.

How to get there: We are located at 816 Killora Road, North Bruny. Take the
ferry from Kettering and turn left towards Barnes Bay, North Bruny. We are
20 minutes drive from the ferry terminal.

A Night of Holy Ghost Fire

Date: February 11, 2020

A  Night of Holy Ghost Fire at the Derwent Entertainment Centre Feb  11th  with International speaker Rodney Howard-Browne there will also be some additional prayer meetings & meetings around the main event (sessions with Matty Russell) with the details (times etc.) available on the Night of Fire website.

Tickets are free but those attending will need to book through Ticket Master so that their seat is reserved as seats are currently being booked out by people all over Australia and we would hate for anyone to miss out on this life changing evening.

There are many areas that help is needed in for an event of this scale (before, during and after), so we would like to ask whether you or any of your church family can help us?

Anyone interested can complete the volunteer application form on the website and one of the team members will be in contact with you/them with more details etc.

There will be a Volunteer Evening for all those that are local and willing to put their hand up to be part of this great event, at 6:30pm Wednesday the 15th January 2020 at our Central Campus.

Please let us know by return email if you are able to attend this night. Alternatively, if there is anyone that would like to sew into this event, please contact our offices on (03) 6234 7635; or our website ( for bank details (Ref: Night of Fire)


The link to the website is

Richmond St Andrew Highland Gathering

Date: February 16, 2020

St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania, Scottish dancing and stalls. Feb 16 2020 10am-4pm


Date: February 22, 2020

a pile of lego

Brickstacular Goodwood Community Centre, Tasmania Feb 22 at 9:30 AM – Feb 23 at 4:30 PM

The event hosts are kindly running this event called Brickstacular to raise monies to buy lego sets for kids at the Whittle Ward as part of Craniofacial Australia based at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Adelaide, South Australa.

LEGO means Play Well and with that in mind Brickstacular aims to give the general public the opportunity to engage, interact with some of the finest builders from Hobart and surrounds

As a result of Brickstacular being held for second time the cost of entry is set at $2.00 per person.

These entry fees will cover a ticket in the Lucky Door Prize which shall be drawn on Sunday the 23rd of February at 4.00pm.

Unmasked Conference

Start date: March 5, 2020

End date: March 6, 2020


Two day Christian conference at Wellspring Anglican Church, Sandy Bay.
Topic: How Christians can display radical vulnerability and honesty in the workplace
5 March Friday Night 7pm-9:30pm
6 March Saturday Morning 8:30am-12:30pm
Andrew Laird
Lieutenant Colonel Carney Elias
Dr Michael Spence AO

Register here:

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

So imagine if Christians in the workplace were the kind of people marked by an honest vulnerability. The kind of people who didn’t hide our weaknesses. And in doing so we bore witness to the One who gives us our true strength. What if we were UNMASKED?

Join us at the 2020 Life@Work conference as we discover how only the Christian faith helps us take off the mask and be real with our colleagues, both for our good and theirs, and ultimately for God’s glory.


Tasmanian Women’s Bible Conference

Date: March 28, 2020

Tasmanian Women’s Bible Conference

Women of Southern Tasmania, you are invited to TWBC 2020!

Come along to hear 3 Bible talks on ‘Living out the Gospel Together’ from speakers Di Warren & Christine Jolly. We will also spend time singing and praying together and enjoying community over some delicious morning tea and lunch.

When: 9am-3:30pm Saturday 28th March 2020
Where: Wellspring Anglican Church, Sandy Bay
COST: $40 early bird (by 7th March); $50 regular price (by 21st March)
Morning tea and lunch will be provided

More information and register here: