Commencement of Law Term 2018 Services


The various services for the commencement of the 2018 Law Year, listed chronologically, are as follows:

Red Mass

  • Time: 9.00am
  • Date: Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
  • Celebrant: Most Rev Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
  • Further Details: Judges and counsel are invited to robe in the Crypt from 8:30 am. There will be a procession of judges and counsel into the Cathedral. Morning tea will be served in Cathedral House immediately after the ceremony for those wishing to attend.

Anglican Service

  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Date: Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Venue: St James’ Anglican Church, King Street, Sydney
  • Celebrants: The Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, and the Rev Andrew Sempell, Rector of St James’ Church.
  • Further Details: Members of the NSW Judiciary, Bar and legal profession are invited to attend the Anglican 2018 Law Term Church Service.

Pan Orthodox Divine Liturgy

  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
  • Venue: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation 242 Cleveland Street, Redfern
  • Celebrant: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia
  • Further Details: A procession to the Cathedral will be led by His Eminence and by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW, the Hon T F Bathurst AC. Those wishing to robe are invited to do so in the Rectory. At the conclusion of the service, a light buffet and refreshments will be served at the Reception Room the Archdiocese.

Jewish Service

  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
  • Venue: The Great Synagogue, 166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney (Enter from Elizabeth Street, Sydney)
  • Further Details: A procession will be led by The Hon. T. F. Bathurst AC, Chief Justice. The service will be followed by a reception. To attend please see RSVP by using the following link:

Islamic Service

  • Time: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
  • Venue: Auburn Gallipoli Mosque Cnr Gelibolu Parade & Dartbrook Avenue, Auburn
  • Other Details: Guests are requested to arrive at 6 pm so that the service can commence on time. Light refreshments will be served. For all enquiries and to RSVP, please contact us via the following email address: Please note that the Auburn Mosque Committee has requested that attendees kindly observe a modest dress code for the event. For example, we would be grateful if shoulders and knees were covered and high neck shirts are worn.

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