Christmas at the Cathedral celebrations embrace hope and peace

December 13, 2022 | Community

Families and Sydneysiders converged on the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral on 8 December for the amazing light show and launch of Christmas at the Cathedral.

Now a tradition in Sydney for over a decade, Archbishop Fisher encouraged those attending to donate if they can to this year’s charity appeal to help raise funds for relief and recovery in flood-hit parts of NSW.

“I encourage everyone to be generous. Likewise, our theme for this year’s light show will be hope and peace amidst struggle,” said Archbishop Fisher.

As the presenting partner, Paynter Dixon supports the annual event alongside the PAYCE Foundation.

“We feel it’s a privilege to be involved in such a wonderful community event,” said Matthew Greene, Executive General Manager of Paynter Dixon.

“The Archbishop’s Flood Appeal is really important because we know through our own insurance business just how tough it is for somebody who has been flood affected. At this time of year, our mind turns to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.”

Channel 7 news presenters, Mark Ferguson and Angie Asimus were the MCs on opening night. The crowds were entertained by legendary jazz singer Monica Trapagna performing with the Pocket Trio Band while children enjoyed fun activities including face painting and taking photos beside glowing Christmas trees and nativity scenes.

Watch the highlights from opening night.