Who We Are
Welcome to All Saints’ Cathedral, the Anglican Church in Bathurst, we’re so glad you’ve clicked here. Whether you’re thinking about coming along to church or looking at our history you’re very welcome, we’d love to hear from you. Just as our buildings have a great variety of history and architecture, we too as a people enjoy a range of activities and styles but all with the same purpose of worshipping our gracious God.
We seek to introduce, encourage and grow faith in Jesus.
We’re ordinary people gathered together because of Jesus, our extraordinary Saviour. God is the loving creator and ruler of this world who reaches out to us in saving love through Jesus. His life, death and resurrection gives us hope, freedom and joy through following Him. We believe that this is true life. Jesus said “I have come that they might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). If you’d like to know more, consider this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnpU6nUHzRc&t=91s
The Very Rev. James Hodson. The Dean
As The Dean, James is the Senior Priest at the cathedral and has oversight of all that happens. After extensive experience in education, he moved to Bathurst in 2009. One of his passions in ministry is caring for people and making connections with people through food bank. He enjoys spending time with family.
Rev. Phil Howes. Senior Associate Minister for families and young people.
Phil grew up in Bathurst and returned again at the beginning of 2021. He is married to the wonderful Sho and they have 3 teenagers. Phil thinks relaxing outside with interesting conversation over a good cup of coffee is a great way to spend an afternoon. He is responsible for the 10am Sunday service and all that happens through it.
Mrs. Kathy Keech. PA/Parish Secretary
Kathy grew up in Sydney until she moved to Bathurst as a teenager with her family. She is married to Grahame and their family includes 3 children, their partners and 10 grandchildren. Kathy’s working life began as a registered nurse, but she has worked in administration for many years now. Kathy is a Life Member at Bathurst Netball where she continues to coach all levels and play socially. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys travelling and harness racing.
The Cathedral has an experienced group of Wardens and Parish Council who greatly assist in the day to day running of the parish.
A number of retired clergy also ably assist in many functions of the Cathedral.
What’s a Cathedral?
A Cathedral serves as the principal church of a Diocese (region) and the seat of the bishop. It is to take its place alongside other churches in proclaiming the good news of Jesus in the city where it is placed and also to encourage other churches through the diocese in doing the same. Cathedrals also have a wider range of ministries including music.