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You are the Music

Homily offered by The Dean on The Feast of St Bartholomew.

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Cathedral Retreat

Cathedral Retreat

Santa Teresa Centre 2014

Iraq Appeal

In the past few weeks, violence has been spreading across Iraq, resulting in an urgent humanitarian crisis. We are deeply concerned by the reports of indiscriminate and extrajudicial killings. Minorities in Iraq, including Christians, are particularly vulnerable as sectarian tensions increase. Over 1 million civilians, mostly women and children, have been forced to flee their homes. Most have fled with nothing and urgently need help now.

Through our partner on the ground, Act for Peace is responding fast to the crisis by providing food parcels, hygiene kits, blankets and cooking sets, but we urgently need more funds to scale up our response. 

Two camps are being established in Erbil and Dohuk to provide much needed shelter to displaced families. But the demand is great and many people are currently living in schools, mosques, tents, abandoned buildings and open public spaces. Terrified and homeless, families are exposed to searing heat, often without anything to eat or drink. 

Please give generously to support displaced families today.

Click here to donate.

Fair Trade Resource

St John's is a Fairtrade Church. To the best of our ability we seek to ensure that all the coffee, tea, biscuits, paper and other consumables we use are produced justly and sustainably.

Sourcing certified Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Allaince and other ethically prduced material can be achallenge at times, as can determining whether the products one is using are ethically produced. The link below will take you to a helpful resource.

Click here for Fairtrade Resource.

Brisbane city ministers call for climate change to be priority of G20 agenda

Christian Ministers from a number of Brisbane churches have come together to call on the federal government to place climate change on the G20 agenda. The call comes in the wake of government announcements that climate change will not be a formal agenda item, while economic growth will be.


Spokesperson for the group, Dean of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, said Environment and economy are linked. In fact the economy operates in and is dependent on the environment.


“Human flourishing can only occur if we look after the environment,” Dr Catt said.


“Climate change is a deep concern. The G20 leaders should be showing leadership and discussing it at the top of their agenda when they meet in our city.


“It would be wonderful if a meeting held in our city led the way to sustainable life and a healthy economy.


“Christians understand the Earth to be a precious gift and that humans are called to act as stewards.


“We call on our government, which has  control of the agenda, to give dealing with climate change a position of priority,” Dr Catt said.


Further comment: Dean Peter Catt 0404 052 494



The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Rev’d Dan Skippen, Minister, Albert Street Uniting Church

The Rev’d Mary Roberts, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Very Rev’d David Pascoe, Dean of St Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral

The Rev'd Stephen G. Nuske, Pastor of the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew the Apostle

The Rev’d Canon Dr Nigel Leaves, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Rev’d Dr Mervyn Lander, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Rev’d Dr Cecilie Lander, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Rev’d Canon Neville Knott, St John’s Anglican Cathedral

The Very Rev David Jones, Minister, Ann Street Presbyterian Church

The Rev’d Canon Bruce Henzell, St John’s Anglican Cathedral



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