Order of service Anzac Day 2018

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SOLEMN OCCASION: Upwards of 50,000 people are expected to attend the Anzac Day dawn service at Nobbys beach.FRIDAY 20 April 2018SERVING COUNTRY EXHIBITIONLaunched, Friday, April 20Where: Newcastle Region Library Lovett Gallery, Laman Street NewcastleRunning until June 16The Serving Country portrait exhibition at Newcastle Region Library will feature more than 200 photos and stories covering a century of service by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who will also be acknowledged at the annual War Memorial Grove Candlelight Vigil in Civic Park.

Serving Country, by celebrated human rights photographer Belinda Mason and Dieter Knierim, canvasses around 150 individual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who proudly served — and continue to serve — Australia.

The exhibition will be open during library hours 9:30am – 8pm until 16 June and from 9am to 2pm on Anzac Day.

Saturday 21 April 2018NEWCASTLE MEMORIAL WALK SUNSET CEREMONY, MEMORIAL DRIVETime: 5pm to 6pmWhere: Strzelecki Lookout and Car Park, Memorial DriveToilets: Not AvailableParking: On Street and Bar Beach car parkPublic transport: newcastletransport.infoThe Australian Army Band, Newcastle, under the command of Captain Michael Fitzpatrick, will combine with the City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band, under the command of Drum Major Michelle Davidge, on performances during the ceremony. It will proceed as follows:

Introduction by MC Ken Fayle, who will give a brief overview of what a Sunset Service represents and its origins

Flag orderlies will take positionDrummers march outArmy Band marches outPipe Band marches outThe City of Newcastle RSL Pipe & Drums play Hector the HeroBands perform ‘Highland Cathedral’ followed by ‘Amazing Grace’Newcastle Bugle Corps plays ‘Sunset’ for the lowering of the flagPipe Corporal Ailsa Barnett plays ‘Mist Covered Mountains’Bands march off to ‘Scotland the Brave’ and ‘The Black Bear’Sunday 22 April 2018ANZAC COMMEMORATIVE SERVICETime: 6pm – 8pmWhere: Christ Church CathedralChristchurch Cathedral’s annual ANZAC Commemoration Service has been held every year since 1916. This year’s service and the Nobbys Dawn Service are both celebrating the Cathedral’s St Michael Chapel or “Warriors’ Chapel”, where Great War widows and family of the fallen mourned husbands, sons, brothers and fathers buried on foreign battle fields. For the first time, Dean Katherine Bowyer will light the Eternal flame that will later be used by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes to light the Anzac Flame Monument at the Nobbys Dawn Service. The flame will also be blessed by the Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, and The Most Reverend Bill Wright, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland Newcastle.The Warriors Chapel contains many WWI items of great significance to the region.

Order of ServiceOpening Hymn ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty’The colour parties enter to drum tap and present the colours to the Dean.The ‘National Anthem’Acknowledgement of Country Mr Thomas Jones, The Baha’i Community of NewcastleWelcome:The Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer, Dean of Newcastle‘No one has greater love than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends,’ says the Lord, ‘if you do what I command you.’ John 14.13-14

Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Timothy 1.2

Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit: as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.

The Paschal Candle is alight as the Introduction is read.

Introduction: Community faith leadersWe gather in the light of Christ to recall the effects of human violence, and our need for redemption; to offer our thanks for those who served the cause of peace at Gallipoli, and those who through the ages have sought to follow the way of the Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace; and to find the healing of the world in the light which shines most intensely at the heart of the darkness.

The lamp is brought forward from the nave and the Eternal Flame is lit from the Paschal Candle.Together we dedicate the ANZAC Flame. We light it for peace, and for those who have given their lives to ensure our safety. We recall the effects of human violence, and our need to work and pray constantly for a better world where everyone enjoys the peace we have here in Newcastle.

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle and The Most Reverend Bill Wright, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland Newcastle:

In the name of the living God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we bless and dedicate this flame. Amen.

The Dean places flame on the High Altar, where it will remain until ANZAC Day, when it will be used to light the flame at the ANZAC Flame Monument.Canticle of Thanksgiving sung by Cathedral choirBlessed are you, O Lord our God, ruler of the universe! You led your people Israel by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of cloud by night. Enlighten our darkness by the light of your Christ. May his word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; For you are full of loving kindness for your whole creation, and we, your creatures, glorify you. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. APBA, p. 434 Peter Guy, 1981-

Prayer of the DayO God, our ruler and guide, in whose hands are the destinies of this and every nation, we give you thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this land and for those who laid down their lives to defend them: We pray that we and all the people of Australia, gratefully remembering their courage and their sacrifice, may have grace to live in a spirit of justice, of generosity and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reading Isaiah 2.2b-4 by Sharon Claydon MP, Federal Member for NewcastleIn days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Here ends the reading.

Psalm 46 sung by the Cathedral ChoirGod is our refuge and strength: a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved; and though the mountains are shaken in the midst of the sea. Though the waters rage and foam: and though the mountains quake at the rising of the sea. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God: the holy dwelling-place of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, therefore she shall not be moved: God will help her, at break of day. The nations shall make uproar, and the kingdoms are shaken; but God has lifted his voice and the earth shall tremble. The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Come then and see what the Lord has done: what destruction he has brought upon the earth, he makes wars to cease in all the world: he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, and burns the chariots in the fire. Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted upon the earth.The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

Reading John 15.9-17 Read by the Reverend Fr Andrew Doohan, Dean of the Sacred Heart CathedralA reading from the Gospel according to John Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.” Here ends the reading.

The anthem ‘Greater Love’ sung by the Cathedral ChoirMany waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. Ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus. Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Canticles 8, St John 15, I Peter 2, I Corinthians 6; Romans 12Music: John Ireland, 1879-1972

The Sermon The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of NewcastleHymn ‘Abide with Me’ sung by all, during which the Book of Remembrance is brought from The Warriors’ Chapel and placed on the altar.THE ACT OF COMMEMORATIONThe Cathedral Choir sings ‘For the Fallen’They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.Laurence Binyon, 1869-1943

Wreaths are laid during Piper’s Lament.THE LAST POSTTHE ODEREVEILLEThe Prayers led by clergy and other community faith leaders.Let us pray to the God of peace and love, as we give thanks for those who have fought for peace. Loving God, in the quietness of this time we remember the sounds of the battlefield, the despair of defeat, the deprivations of captivity. We remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice, and all who lie buried in distant lands. We remember the Australians and the New Zealanders who served their nations in time of war. Make us good stewards of the freedom they won. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the nurses, ambulance officers, orderlies and doctors who eased pain and saved lives. Renew among us the vocation to heal the victims of violence. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the prisoners of war and those who sheltered and sustained them. Bless the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in war zones today. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the mothers, wives, sisters, children and sweethearts who prayed and grieved for the missing and the lost. Comfort all who mourn. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the chaplains who showed the love of Christ when danger and death were all around. Give us faith strong enough to share with the fearful and the dying. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers, especially those who fought for the nation in those years when they were not officially recognized as citizens. Lead us towards true reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the friendships formed in the turmoil of war and the loyalty and love that comforted the injured and the dying. Give us grace to be such friends to one another in times of crisis. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the peacemakers who have prayed and worked to end the violence and destruction of war. Raise up peacemakers in all the war zones of the world today. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember the good neighbours, supporters and advocates for returned service men and women, war widows and fatherless children. Make us generous in providing for all the survivors of war. God of peace, hear our prayer. We remember those who died in battle or from their wounds, and those who took their own lives in agony or despair. Bring them, in Christ, to resurrection life. God of peace, hear our prayer. Finally, our God, as we remember the terrible cost of the First World War and every war since, renew in us the longing for peace and the will to work for it in the strength of Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

So let us pray as our Saviour Christ taught us, saying together:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

Hymn ‘God is My Strong Salvation’The Blessing The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop of NewcastleGo forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the faint hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; give honour to all; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.

Please remain standing as the Dean returns the colours to the colour parties, and the procession leaves the Cathedral.Organ Postlude Fugue in E b major, “St Anne” J S Bach, 1685-1750Tuesday 24 April 2018Memorial Grove Candlelight Vigil, Civic ParkWhen: 5pm – 5:30pm, Tuesday 24 April 2018Toilets: Civic Park, War Memorial Cultural Centre and City HallParking: On-street Civic car park and Gibson Street car parkPublic Transport: newcastletransport.infoThe service pays homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women in conjunction with the Serving Country Photographic Exhibition at Newcastle Region Library

Welcome to country from Aboriginal elder Uncle Bill Smith and familyWar Memorial Grove Preservation Group president Gerry Bailey welcomes all and offers tribute to the Unknown SoldierSt Johns Newcastle Rector Murray Woolnough says Prayer of Remembrance and PeaceCallaghan College’s Yadagi Group performs ‘Corrobboree Calling’ on didgeridooGerry Bailey pays tribute to Serving Country Photographic Portrait Exhibition at Newcastle Region LibraryCallaghan College’s Aboriginal Dance Group performs ‘Wirrkul Girl’ by Yothu YindiOde of Remembrance, ‘Last Post’, Reverent Minute of Silence, ‘Reveille’ and National AnthemBenediction by Rector WoolnoughWednesday 25 April2018ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Nobbys BeachWhen: 5am – 6am,Where: Camp Shortland, Newcastle Foreshore behind Nobbys Beach.Toilets: Nobbys SLSC, onsite event toiletsPublic Transport: Free Park and Ride services operating from McDonald JonesStadium, Broadmeadow, from 3.30am and additional bus, ferry services.Parking: On-street, Bolton St Parking Station, King St Parking Station, Griffiths Park, Stockton

The Fort Scratchley 150cm Carbon Arc Search Light will light up Nobbys Beach, Nobbys Lighthouse and Christ Church Cathedral prior to the Dawn Service. The Dawn Service will begin at 5am and include a band, choir, bugler and bagpiper. In keeping with tradition, there will be a controlled blackout of the site just prior to the service. Attendees are advised to bring a torch, warm clothing and wet weather gear. Large LCD Outdoor Screens will provide coverage.

Order of ServiceWar Veterans’ Assembly Point: Access Road to Horseshoe Beach Assemble: 5.05am. March off: 5.10amMaster of Ceremonies: Ken Fayle, who will deliver an Acknowledgement of CountryBand and choirs: Australian Army Band Newcastle, Waratah Girls Choir and Waratah Male Voice ChoirTheme tape: Time to Reflect Sounds of WarHymn: ‘God Save the Queen’Welcome: Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Nuatali NelmesBlessing and prayer: The Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer, Dean of NewcastleHymn: ‘Abide With Me’Abide with me, fast falls the eventide, The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, Lord, Abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day, Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Hold Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes, Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies; Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee, In life, and death, 0 Lord, Abide with me.

Lighting of the flame: Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes with the Very Reverend Katherine BowyerEternal Flame: Legacy President Gary Gent passes to Anna Davies, St Phillip’s Christian CollegeFlanders Field Poem: Anna DaviesAtaturk Poem: Ismail KaskaraHymn: ‘The Recessional’ (performed by band and choir)God of our fathers, known of old Lord of our far-flying battle line –Beneath whose awful hand we hold – Dominion over palm and pine – Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget. The tumult and the shouting dies -The Captains and the Kings depart: Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget. Far called our navies melt away, On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of the Nations, spare us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget!– Kipling.

ANZAC dedication: Perry McIntrye, St Phillip’s Christian CollegeAt this hour, upon this day, ANZAC received its baptism of fire and became one of the world immortal names in history. We, who are gathered here, think of the comrades who went out with us to the battlefields of the Great War but did not return. We feel them still near us in spirit. We wish to be worthy of their great sacrifice. Let us, therefore, once more dedicate ourselves to the service of the ideals for which they died. As the dawn is even now about to pierce the night, so let their memory inspire us to work for the coming of New Light in the dark places of the world. We will remember them.

Tribute laying: Tributes will be placed during the playing of The Lament by pipers Steven Tripp and WO2 Paul Scott.Ode of Remembrance: MC Ken Fayle with Mrs Wharepouri McCully‘Last Post’: BuglerSilence for the sacred minute of remembrance‘Reveille’: BuglerEpilogue Anzac Day: Terry TynanPrayer and dedication: Father Andrew Doohan, Dean of Sacred Heart CathedralThe National Anthem of New Zealand followed by the Australian National Anthem (band and choir)The service will finish with a four-gun Salute to the Fallen by the guns at Fort ScratchleyANZAC Day March King StreetWhen: 9am – 10amWhere: King Street, Newcastle, and Civic ParkToilets: Civic Park and War memorial Cultural Centre (library)Parking: On-street, Bolton St and King St parking stationsPublic Transport: Park and ride services operating from McDonald Jones Stadium from 3.30am (every five to 10 minutes) and additional bus and ferry services. newcastletransport.infoThe March will form up at the corner of Perkins Street and Hunter Street Mall. ADF personnel will form up as directed in Hunter Street towards Brown and also into Perkins. Civilians will form up as directed by the March Marshals behind the Miners Federation Pipe Band from the corner of Perkins east along Hunter Street Mall. These groups will include: Descendants of Veterans, WW2 Navy, Army and RAAF groups including Women’s Services.

Hunter School of Performing Arts Marching Band followed by The City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band. The following groups will form up: Vietnam Veterans, ADF Veterans/Peace Keepers/Peace Makers, all other contemporary veterans as identified. ADF Cadets in uniform will march behind the serving ADF personnel. The March will be led by the Australian Army Band, Newcastle, with the Parade under the control of Ken Fayle.

The March will commence at 9.15 am and proceed west along King Street to Civic Park, where the salute will be taken by the ranking ADF Officer and the Lord Mayor. The march will turn into Auckland St and break off into Civic Park.

United Commemoration ServiceWhen: 10am-11am,Where: Civic ParkToilets: Civic Park and War Memorial Cultural CentreParking: On-street, Gibson St car parkPublic Transport: Park and ride services operating from McDonald Jones Stadium from 3.30am (every five to 10 minutes) and additional bus and ferry services.Order of ServiceMaster of Ceremony: Stephen W Finney OAM JPBand: Salvation Army Newcastle Worship and Community Centre BandChoir: Newcastle East Public SchoolHymn: ‘God Save the Queen’PrologueOn this day above all days we recall those who, in the great tragedy of war, gave their lives so that people in Australia and beyond may live in freedom; who still sleep amid the ridges of Gallipoli and the terraced hills of Palestine; in the well-maintained cemeteries of France or the shimmering haze of the Libyan desert; amid the mountains and olive groves of Greece and the Middle East, and the jungle of Malaya, New Guinea, rugged Korea, Vietnam and the Pacific Islands, amid loving friends in Great Britain and in our own land; and in unknown resting places in every continent and in every sea. With sacred remembrances we commemorate every man, woman and child who, in those crucial years, died so that the lights of freedom and humanity might continue to shine. May we and our successors prove worthy of their sacrifice.

Prayer of the day: Dean of Newcastle the Very Reverend Katherine BowyerHymn – ‘Recessional’ (see previous)Prayer for the Queen and Nation and Prayer for all Affected by War: Father Andrew Doohan, The Vicar General and Dean of Sacred Heart CathedralPrayer for World Nations: Reverend Tim Ravenhall – St Andrews Presbyterian ChurchThe Lord’s Prayer (recite by all)Scripture Lesson – Psalm No. 27: Captain Stephen Oliver, The Salvation Army – Corps Officer Newcastle Worship & Community CentrePrayer of PraiseCommemoration AddressAlexandra Plonikoff and Eben Taylor – Merewether High SchoolTRIBUTE LAYINGOde of RemembranceThey went with songs to the battle, They were young, straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow; They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them

Last PostSilence for the Sacred Minute of RemembranceReveilleHymn – ‘O Valiant Hearts’BenedictionDean of Newcastle The Very Reverend Katherine BowyerThe National AnthemShadows of SacrificeWhen: 10am – 5pm, ongoingWhere: Newcastle MuseumToilets: Within Newcastle MuseumPublic Transport: Park and ride services operating from McDonald Jones Stadium from 3.30am (every five to 10 minutes) and additional bus and ferry services.The memory of Newcastle’s Great War 1914-1918 continues the Shadows of Sacrifice exhibition looking at the events of 1915 and the dehumanisation of warfare.

Firing of the Guns and Open DayWhere: Fort ScratchleyAt 1pm and 3pm the historic Mk VII 7 guns, which fired on the Japanese submarine on the 8 June 1942, will fire again, supported by the fully restored World War II 25-Pounder Field Gun.ANZAC Field of Remembrance Newcastle MuseumWhen: 5am – 5pm,Wednesday 25 April 2018Where: Newcastle MuseumToilets: Within Newcastle MuseumParking: Honeysuckle Precinct car parksPublic Transport:As per other events

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