A service of solemn prayer for those affected by the tragedy at Bondi Junction will be held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney on Tuesday, April 16 at 6pm. 

The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, will attend. 

Archbishop Kanishka Raffel and clergy from Bondi and Sydney’s Eastern suburbs surrounding the Westfield Centre will take part.

Local congregation members and all those affected are invited to attend. 

Sovereign Lord and Loving Heavenly Father,

We grieve the loss of life through acts of violence in our city.

Please comfort all those who grieve or have been impacted by these events.

We thank you for the police, ambulance and emergency medicine personnel who were first responders to these events. 

We pray for the recovery of those who have been injured, and those who continue to be distressed by these traumatic circumstances.

Father we are confused and distressed by violent and senseless acts in our city. We cast our anxieties on you, knowing that you care for us. Please turn our hearts to your Son that we may find our rest in him and hasten the day when peace and justice reign.
We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Amen

Archbishop Kanishka Raffel,



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