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Offsite events, particular theme days/weeks or festivals which might be of wider interest are more likely to be found in the GENERAL NEWS section on the home page of this website.  This is not a hard-and-fast rule: we will be keeping an eye on the dispersal of information across this new website, to try to minimise the number of clicks and cross-reference links needed.

Regarding links, some of the events featured here (and on the home page) may require registration, ticketing or booking fees. Where this is the case, either the event image or a specific text link should take you to the relevant (external) website for more details.

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Thursday, 8th March 2018 at 7.00pm

Please see our 2018 page for details of this service: click here for the direct link or select the WHAT’S ON v drop-down arrow from the navigation menu above.

Sunday 29th October

This year we will again celebrate stewardship in conjunction with our Dedication Festival. Stewardship is about our relationship with God. It is a pastoral issue, not a financial one. Stewardship is about an act of worship, not a strategic fundraising program. Stewardship is about caring for our church and its mission. Stewardship is about giving, both of ourselves and of our resources (including our time, our talents and our money).

We focus on developing stewardship because:
1. in stewardship there is movement towards God;
2. it takes trust in God to give;
3. it takes an interactive relationship with God to be able to hear God’s prompting as to whom, when and how much to give.
Through stewardship we grow closer to God.

On this day we will be celebrating the anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication. Let’s rejoice together and acknowledge not only the dedication of this magnificent building, but also our dedication to one another as a community. There will be a community barbeque after the 9.30am service, to which all are invited. The festivities will continue with Choral Evensong at 6.00pm and all are welcome.

More info:
Please call the Cathedral office on (07) 3835 2222 during business hours, or email:

Wednesday, 1st November
9.30am – 11.30am

“Are Anglicans off the planet?” is the question posed by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in a review of Anglican approaches to life and faith in the 21st Century.

Join us for a time of prayer and reflection in the Lady Chapel at 9.30am before sharing morning tea, followed by time with the Archbishop in the Darnell Room.

All are welcome.

Sunday 29th October, 11.00am

Commemorating the 80th continuous Seafarers Service by The Mission to Seafarers in St John’s Cathedral AND the 79th year of the Company of Master Mariners of Australia, Brisbane.

The Mission to Seafarers (MTS) strives to meet the needs of all seafarers and their families, irrespective of faith or cultural background. Its simple mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people, all 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

Seafarers can be separated from their friends and families for up to a year and precious shore leave is not always available. From the centres of the world’s shipping industry, MTS chaplains and their teams support seafarers who all too often have nowhere to turn.

Throughout a long and distinguished history, the Mission has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing a service in 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries. Through its global network of more than 50 frontline staff, around 100 Honorary Chaplains and an army of volunteers, MTS offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in seafarers’ centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.

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Sunday 5th November, 6.00pm

This annual commemoration of those who died and are now living in the nearer presence of God will be held in place of the usual Evensong.

During the liturgy we have the opportunity to light candles, remember those who have gone before us, celebrate the Eucharist together and be uplifted by beautiful music.  This year the choir will be offering Requiem in C Minor by Michael Haydn.

If you would like a departed loved one remembered during the liturgy, please add their name to the All Souls’ Prayer List found in the Narthex.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special commemoration.

Sunday 29th October, 6.00pm

Over the past few decades, many English Cathedral choirs have introduced girls’ choirs into their choral programs, changing the face of almost 900 years of musical history. We are pleased to announce we are following in these hallowed footsteps with the creation of the St John’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir.

This ensemble is open to girls who are aged 9 to 14, and will rehearse on Sunday mornings from 11.00am till 12 noon each week, during term time. A performance schedule is to be announced, with a service being performed every three weeks or so. The first time the girls will sing is combined with the Cathedral Singers for Evensong at 6.00pm on Sunday 29th October.

More details and contact info
on our MUSIC page

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