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The Funeral Service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held in the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Brisbane, at 14.00, on Tuesday 21st April 2015.
Parking will not be available in the cathedral grounds. Parking vouchers which allow for all day parking in the Cathedral Square Carpark will be available from Cathedral reception at a cost of $25.
Homily offered at Evensong on The Second Sunday of Easter, 12th April 2015, The Rev'd Dr Ann Solari.
Homily offered for The Second Sunday of Easter, 12th April 2015, by The Rev'd Canon Dr Nigel Leaves.
We are delighted to welcome David Drury to St John’s Cathedral to give the next recital in this year’s Twilight International Organ Series on Saturday 18 April at 6pm.
Educated at Trinity Grammar School in Sydney, David studied the organ at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and with David Sanger in the United Kingdom. In 1987, he became the first and only Australian to win the Tournemire Prize for improvisation at the St Albans International Organ Competition. Holding the post of Director of Music at St James’, King St in Sydney for ten years, he is currently Director of Music at St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney. David has given recitals at venues including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and Notre Dame in Paris.
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,
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.
For more details and to book click here
‘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
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.
In this issue:
Helping Homeless Youth
Guest Speaker: The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
Tuesday 5th May, 12.30pm
The funds raised this year at the luncheon will be directed to youth homelessness services provided by Anglicare Southern Queensland.