Thank you for visiting St John’s Cathedral’s events page. Here you will find information about concerts, seminars, workshops, special church services, short-term exhibitions and community events taking place at the Cathedral or in the Cathedral Precinct. On this page, items will generally be presented with imminent or current events at the top of the page, and longer-running or future events beneath. Please see the sidebox below left for more information.
MORE ABOUT EVENTS
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.
Please note that St John’s Cathedral provides such information in good faith and cannot be responsible for the veracity or otherwise of such links. If you find a link is broken or are concerned about its redirection, please contact the Cathedral office during business hours, 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, or by email
MINISTRY OF LAYING-ON OF HANDS
Next: Sunday 2nd September, 9.30am
Following the example of Jesus, and his explicit instructions to his disciples, the ministry of healing for any kind of disease or distress is an integral part of the proclamation and application of the Gospel of compassion.
It is administered by the “Laying on of Hands with prayer” by a priest gently touching the head or shoulders of the person in need. No questions are asked although a person may, if they wish, give their name or a brief description of their concern. It is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged, to receive this ministry on behalf of another who cannot be present.
Those who wish to receive this ministry are invited to make their way to the Lady Chapel (north side of the Cathedral) following the reception of Communion.
The Ministry of Laying on of Hands with Anointing is also available at other times, including after each act of worship. Please contact the Cathedral Office.
First Sunday each month, after 9.30am
Walking the Labyrinth occurs on the first Sunday of each month following the 9.30am Eucharist. If you have not walked the Labyrinth before, you would be most welcome to join the group who regularly do so. Please join us to walk the Labyrinth – we meet under the Rose Window.
The path is always new, because,
as a spiritual discipline, the labyrinth
is a path of contemplation,
reflection, prayer …
Beneath the surface, walking the labyrinth
is a profound discipline in listening,
in active silence, in finding movement
and rhythm in the stillneses underneath
and in between everyday’s noise.
Walking the labyrinth is an exercise
in finding the voice speaking in whispers
underneath the whirlwind of sound.
~ Travis Scholl, “Walking the Labyrinth –
A Place to Pray and Seek God” p.17, IVP Books, 2014
Wednesday 12th September, 6.00pm
On the second Wednesday of each month all are welcome to share in a contemplative Eucharistic service featuring music, poetry and silence.
This year guest musicians will play at each of these services to allow the gift of music to enhance our worship as we encounter God in the stillness, and in the bread and wine.
The service commences at 6.00pm, but those who would like to meditate before the service are welcome to arrive from 5.30pm to enjoy the silence in this beautiful space.
WINE BEFORE BREAKFAST?
From Friday 10th August, 7.00am
FRIDAY MORNING EUCHARISTS DURING AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
End the week well with an early Eucharist followed by breakfast at a local cafe. The short Eucharistic service will include contemporary reflections on issues of justice and peace and prayers for our communities and our world that reflect recent events of the week.
We will then head to a nearby cafe for conversation with good friends, great coffee and cooked breakfast. All are welcome, with a cost of $10 for those who can afford it. Speak to Sue Wilton or Blair Martin for more information or email Sue
NEW Christian Meditation Group
This second, daytime, group complements our regular Tuesday evening meditations and this new time will also allow those who wish to gather for conversation over morning tea before meditation and/or to attend the 12.30pm Eucharist afterwards to do so.
No need to register or have any prior experience in meditation; simply come to St Martin’s House reception any time after 11.00am. The Tuesday evening meditation group will continue as usual.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING
Saturday 1st September, 8.30am-1.00pm
Churches of Christ Community Centre
41 Brookfield Road, Kenmore
initiative of the Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project (JCDVPP), a Commission of QCT formed in recognition that Domestic and Family Violence is just as prevalent in the church community as it is in the community as a whole.
Cost $30 and registered participants requested to arrive at 8.00am.
Sunday 12th August, 6.00pm
The Household of Deacons invites all members of the Diocesan family to join them for Evensong in the Cathedral to celebrate the ministry of Deacons.
Evensong will be followed by soup, bread and fellowship. The preacher will be the Dean. Gluten-free vegan soup will be available.
Please advise any other dietary requirements before Thursday 9th August, by email or phone 3835 2222.
FREE MORNING CONCERTS
Next: Tuesday 21st August, 11.00am
Our next free morning concert will be given on Tuesday 21st August at 11.00am.
Musicians from UQ Music “No Strings Attached” will be giving this free concert and all are most welcome to come in, sit and savour some special musical treats.
SEASON OF CREATION
From Sunday 1st September
Invitation to photographers and artists!
Inspire others through your photography and art to celebrate creation and participate in bringing healing to our Earth.
For five Sundays in September, Christians around the world celebrate the Spirit in Creation and, once again, QCEN is seeking photos and artworks to share as resources for liturgy during this season – with a selection to be displayed in our Cathedral.
Download the info flyer here (483kb)
You may either upload or email your electronic files or post prints. All work will be acknowledged.
Email: click here
Post: PO Box 2096, Toowong Q 4066
More info: Craig Batty, email or call 0414 744 558
A service of repentance and commitment
Saturday 8th September, 10.00am
You are invited to participate in a service of repentance and commitment in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
This will be a non-Eucharistic service, where we express our sorrow, repent and commit to continue working to ensure the church is a safe place for all.
COME MEET OUR CHICKENS!
Sunday 19th August, 11.30am
The Cathedral Angligreen group invites you to come for a walk around the Precinct to see what we are doing in the gardens, how we are encouraging native wildlife and to meet the bees, worms and chickens.
We will meet in the morning tea area in the west end of the Cathedral at 11.30am. Bread and soup will be available for lunch after the walk.
The Angligreen group would like to know how you would like to be involved, what projects on the Cathedral Precinct we should consider and what you think about setting up a community garden.
Any questions, ideas or comments, please email or phone Ann on 0424 423 972.
Sunday 26th August, 2.00pm-4.00pm
In support of Archbishop Phillip’s call for 2018 to be a year of “generations together” this initiative of Messy Church and AYCF invites the curious to join us for worship, music, craft, story and sharing food.
If you’ve never been ‘messy’ in church before, come and see what you’ve been missing!
Please register at: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=402436&
Sunday 2nd September, Evensong 6.00pm
Bishop Godfrey Fryar on St Francis: Francis, bird baths and pet blessings … is that the only way we should celebrate him?
Everyone is most welcome to attend.
WASTING TIME WITH GOD
Wednesday 5th September
The Rev’d Professor Rodney Wolff: “There’s a 67% chance God exists”
All are most welcome to join us.