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Good Friday Evening Musical Devotion

Using our Imaginations

Homily offered by The Rev'd Canon Dr Nigel Leaves at Evensong for Palm Sunday, 29th March 2015.

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Commit for Life, Commit for Love

Homily offered for the Eucharist of the Oils, 31st March 2015, by The Venerable Denise Ferguson

Refugees, Fracking and Cyclones are Three Sides of the Same Coin

This Opinion Piece by The Dean was published in The Brsbane Times for Palm Sunday:


The lie that we are separate individuals is dying; dying I hope, faster than the planet which is being destroyed by the fruits of that lie.

The lead poem in Walt Whitman's great work, Leaves of Grass, is titled Song of Myself. It begins with the words "I celebrate myself". These words make for a first impression that the poem is a self-serving or even narcissistic exercise. However the reader soon comes to appreciate that Whitman is really exploring the idea that what affects you affects me - and vice versa. His third line is "For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you".

Whitman explores the territory surveyed by John Donne a few hundred years before him and by Mary Oliver in more recent times. John Donne stated that no one should view themselves as an island but as part of a continent,



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Lord Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are now available for the 2015 Lord Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be held at City Hall on Thursday 7 May 2015, 6.45am for 7.30am commencement.

Keynote Speaker - Ms Anne Cross
This year's keynote speaker will be Ms Anne Cross, Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare Queensland since November 2003.  She is also the Chair of Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS Ltd), UnitingCare Queensland's aged and community services in the Northern Territory. Anne is the 2014 Australian Business Woman of the Year, and is also this year's winner for the government and community category in Australia.

Anne has recently been a member of the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce led by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO.  Anne's keynote address will explore the issue of Domestic Violence.  She will also hold an interactive Q&A session following the breakfast (commencing 8.45am), where audience members will be invited to ask questions.

Donations made at this year's breakfast will assist the Hope Foundation, a national charity, based in Brisbane, supporting women wanting a life of change from addictions and/or the sex industry.

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Chocolate Easter Eggs Return to St John’s


‘If it weren’t for Aldi this wouldn’t be happening’, The Dean of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Dr Peter Catt, said.

‘It was a close thing.’

Last year the only chocolate egg to be seen at St John’s was the one pictured on the Cathedral’s notice board.

‘Last year we made the decision to abandon chocolate eggs after a fruitless search for eggs certified to be ‘slavery-free’’’, Dr Catt said


Homily offered for Palm Sunday 2015 by The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt.

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Position Vacant: Communications/Administration Officer

Communications/Administration Officer

St John’s Cathedral

(Full time)

Salary in the range $50,000-$55,000 (Plus Superannuation)

Based in Brisbane CBD



Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal

The Anglican Board of Mission has launched an Emergency Appeal following Cyclone Pam which hit Vanuatu on March 14, cutting communications and leaving communities across the islands with no infrastructure.

A State of Emergency has been being declared following the cyclone which left eight people confirmed dead when it hit the 65 islands with a total population of 267,000. The death toll is expected to rise significantly once communication is re-established with areas outside Port Villa, the capital city.

Just Chocolate for Easter: Social Justice Newsletter

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