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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.

Candlelight Concerts
Experience classical music like never before

Candlelight concerts in the Cathedral are a unique musical and sensorial experience created by the stunning ambience of candlelight. These concerts allow you to enjoy some of the most famous works of classical music in a completely new way. Concerts are held at 6.30pm & 8.30pm and tickets from $32 are selling fast.

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Candlelight Concert Schedule:

6.30pm and 8.30pm (unless otherwise noted)

June 20 (Thur)
   A Tribute to Coldplay & Imagine Dragons
June 22 (Sat-6.30pm)
   A Tribute to Pink
June 22 (Sat-8.30pm)
   A Tribute to Queen
June 28 (Fri-6.30pm)
   A Tribute to Tracy Chapman
June 28 (Fri-8.30pm)
   A Tribute to The Beatles on Strings
June 29 (Sat)
   Mozart, Bach and Timeless Composers
July 19 (Fri)
   A Tribute to Nirvana
July 20 (Sat)
   Vilvaldi Four Seasons
July 26 (Fri)
   A Tribute to ABBA
July 27 (Sat-4.30pm)
   Candlelight Kids: Music for Kids and Adults
July 27 (Sat)
   A Tribute to Taylor Swift
August 8 (Thur-6.30pm)
   A Tribute to Pink
August 8 (Thur-8.30pm)
   A Tribute to Queen
August 9 (Fri)
   A Tribute to Coldplay & Imagine Dragons
August 10 (Sat-9am,11am,1pm)
   Mindful Glow: Candlelight Sound Bath
August 10 (Sat-4.30pm)
   Best of Anime Soundtracks
August 10 (Sat)
   A Tribute to ABBA
August 23 (Fri-6.30pm)
   Vilvaldi Four Seasons
August 23 (Fri-8.30pm)
   90’s Unplugged on Strings
August 24 (Sat)
   Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More

🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone. Book early as tickets selling fast!

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Available by appointment during the COVID-19 Crisis
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.

What is ‘Spiritual Direction’ …?
Spiritual direction is about making a space for God in your life. Contrary to the name, Spiritual Direction is not about being ‘directed’, it is being encouraged to draw closer to God in a more conscious experience of God’s presence, grace and love in your daily life.
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In the midst of life we often find it difficult to notice God’s action within it. And yet we yearn to be able to discern the presence and the voice of God at a deeper level. In the practice of Spiritual Direction you are given the time and space to reflect on the experiences of your daily living, and as this contemplation takes place, you begin to discern God’s invitations and the work God is doing in your life.

Click here to read: ‘What is Spiritual Direction?’

Spiritual Direction sessions are now available at the Cathedral. To find out more, please contact Glynis by email

~ a ‘taster’ program!

The EfM group is a multi-parish group that has been meeting since 2018. EfM is an Anglican Church accredited adult learning programme, that enables people to discover the connection between Christian faith and their daily life.

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The EfM group is a multi-parish group that has been meeting since 2018. EfM is an Anglican Church accredited adult learning programme, that enables people to discover the connection between Christian faith and their daily life.

EfM helps participants to interpret the richness of the church’s faith in our complex world; and to express it with confidence, in both words and actions, in their daily living and their own communities. EfM is formational and transformational for Christian life and ministry. It does not tell you what to believe, as you search for meaning.  EfM is open to people of all denominations and faiths.

General information about EfM Australia can be found at the following website:

Participants elect to join up for a year at a time, to form a group that studies scripture and church history with guided texts. Each week we come together to  reflect on what has been studied and our own faith questions.  There are no exams or set assignments other than the weekly reading and reflections.

The Cathedral EfM group is recommencing on Monday 6 February 2023.

The EfM programme can also be entirely online, through an Australia wide group.  Online groups typically commence in February and June each year.

If you are interested and would like more details on either the Cathedral or an online group, please contact: Canon Gary Harch on 0418 132 680, email You can also contact the Dean, Peter Catt.


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 

Saturday, 15th June at 7.30pm

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‘Amistad’ is the new album from acclaimed guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers.
Slava and Leonard are taking this new project to audiences across Australia starting with an east-coast tour in May/June.
With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents, and genres, displaying amazing telepathy and the ability to evoke emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.
Throughout their musical journey spanning over two decades, Slava and Leonard have forged connections with like-minded souls worldwide. Each track on ‘Amistad’, released by Decca, is a gift from composers met during their travels, some tailored specifically for the brothers, while others find new life through their unique interpretations.
Contributions have come from such diverse composers as Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer, legendary jazz guitarist Ralph Towner, Sting’s guitarist Dominic Miller, guitarist Gus Isidore (Seal, Peter Gabriel), Australian neo-classical pianists Luke Howard and Nat Bartsch, and more.
Crafted with love, respect, and a profound understanding, these compositions symbolise the reciprocal appreciation between the composers and the Grigoryan Brothers. Amistad, meaning ‘friendship’ in Spanish, is a celebration of camaraderie — a project resonating with respect and connection, a heartfelt tribute from the brothers.
DATE: Saturday 15 June 2024 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (UTC+10)
LOCATION: St John’s Anglican Cathedral
373 Ann St, Brisbane QLD 4000
FULL – $65 | Concession – $55 | Under 18s – $45

Tuesday Coffee
10.30am to 11.30am

Relax for an hour having a coffee and chat online with various members of the Cathedral community. Bring your coffee (or other preferred cuppa) and be welcomed into the conversation on Tuesdays from 10.30am

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By phone – (07) 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 885 952 546#, Passcode: 399344# and then Participant ID: #.

Christian Meditation Group
Tuesday evening

The Mediation Group is now meeting again in the Cathedral and also by Zoom.

To join by Zoom please either:
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or To join by phone ring (07) 3185 3730 and enter these details: Meeting ID: 278 417 931#; Passcode: 042853#; Participant:#

Wine before Breakfast

The First Friday of Every Month

Wine Before Breakfast (WBB) combines the 7am Friday morning Eucharist with alternative readings from poetry, reflections and other sources with musical offerings that match the theme of the day. Focus is on the world around us, concentrating on issues of social justice, community and living out the truth of the Gospel message.

After the Eucharist, please join us for a nourishing breakfast with convivial company & conversation at a nearby café (venue will be advised in the liturgy notes). No-one is turned away for lack of funds. Please come & share your light and life.

All are welcome!

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Labyrinth Walk
1st Sunday of the month
from 11:15am
2nd June 2024
A Walk of Reconciliation

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A Walk of Reconciliation

Commemorating National Reconciliation Week 2024. “Now More Than Ever” is this year’s theme, and our guided Labyrinth Walk, Liturgy, and Meditation will allow space to ponder the meaning of Reconciliation between First Nations/Sea Peoples and those who have settled here since 1788CE.
Please meet at the Labyrinth under the Rose Window in the Northern Transept or join online. The Labyrinth Walk will be conducted both in-person and live streamed via the Cathedral’s YouTube channel following the 9.30AM Choral Eucharist, commencing around 11:15AM (AEST). The Walk will be available on-demand via the YouTube channel following the live broadcast.
(The walk will also be available on the Cathedral YouTube Channel – from 11.15am, and will be available to watch at a later time.
Walking Notes and Finger Labyrinth may be downloaded from

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Click here for previous Labyrinth Walks


Sunday, 16th June at 2pm

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✨Join us for the afternoon to experience the masterful work of Johannes Brahms!✨
We’re excited to announce Jenni Flemming and Brachi Tilles as our dual pianists 🎹, and Rachel Griffin and Jason Barry-Smith as our soloists 🎤.
Find tickets below or scan the qr code

Date: 16 June 2024, 2pm
Where: St John’s Anglican Cathedral
Adult $50
Concession $40
Under 30s $30
School students free

Coffee on Wednesdays
10.00am to 2.00pm

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Every Wednesday 10.00am Good friends, good food, great conversation.

Please feel ‘mooved’ to join us at our regular COWS (Coffee on Wednesdays) gatherings between 10am and 2pm.

Wednesdays, 11am-12noon

Thursdays, 2.30pm-3.30pm


Each Week we provide two video talks for Children. These appear on the Cathedral’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel on Thursday and Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The talks encourage and enable engagement with the Christian narrative and the themes and festivals associated with the Church Year. Many of the talks have resources associated with them.

Click here for The Cathedral FaceBook page

Click here for the Cathedral YouTube channel 

Click here to access the Resources

The Journey 2024:
God’s story, your story, my story.
Sundays 4-5pm
via ZOOM

Those who want to take stock of their lives using a spiritual focus;  Those considering baptism for themselves or for their children;
Exploring the art of storytelling as a way to discern God’s call on our lives.

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Who is The Journey for?  
Those considering confirmation;  
Those who want to become an Anglican;  
Those wanting to discern some future direction for their life;
Those interested in unpacking the faith. 


What is the process?
The Christian faith is a way of life. Entering into a way of life requires reflection.
Christians are people who seek to live out the way of love. We seek to follow Jesus who,  in his own life, demonstrated that we were made by God, who is love, for love. God’s  love gives us the energy to love in turn. Since we are made for love, we each have a  purpose. The Journey exists to enable people to discover what this truth means for  them.
The process aims to give people the space to test and then find their own way into this  way of life. It takes what has happened in life to this point seriously. We believe that by  reflecting on our life-story we discover how God has been at work in our lives since  before we were born, and also identify ways in which we, as unique people, are to  respond to this. We discover the way in which God’s love for us can shape our  relationships, inform our motives, and help us find deep happiness.  

How does it work?  
By allowing those involved to ask questions, to talk over issues, share insights and to  learn about specific areas that interest them. This takes place within small groups.  

Why this way?  
We learn most effectively when we are seeking answers to questions that matter to us. 

Attending via Zoom:
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or your phone – 07 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 894 0003 0380#, Passcode: 885493# and then Participant ID: #.  

For more information please contact:
The Dean, Peter Catt, or phone 3835 2239.


Contemplative Eucharist


Yarning Circle

With Uncle Bill Lemson
Sunday, 30th June 2024
(Darnell Room)

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Human beings create meaning and understanding through the sharing of stories. Listening to personal stories is an important way of gaining a deeper understanding of the world in which we live.

People at the Cathedral Visioning Day in March requested that we provide opportunities to hear the stores of First Nations people.

Our first Yarning Circle will be held on Sunday June 30, 11.15am to 12.30pm in the Darnell Room.

Our guest will be Cathedral community member, Uncle Bill Lemson, who will share some of his life story.

NAIDOC Week, which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, begins on July 7 (NAIDOC – National Aborigines’ and Islanders’ Day Observance Committee. Details at

Saturday, 6th July at 7pm

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Brace yourself for an evening of strings and symphony at the 2024 FAME Festival in Brisbane!
Witness the magic unfold as over 70 mandolin, mandola, guitar, mandocello, and double bass players from across Australasia gather to create a mesmerizing orchestra.
With maestro Richard Charlton leading the way and a special composition by local composer Tara Lynam, this concert promises to be a harmonious blend of classical and contemporary melodies that will captivate your senses.
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Free morning concerts
Next concert – Thursday 4 July 2024 at 11am
Australian Army Band Ensembles

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Fridays at 10.30am

Join Cathedral community member and “self-discovered” medieval and liturgical historian Blair Martin, leading interested folk in reflections and discussion on how we connect the ancient stories and rituals of Feast Days to the world as we experience it today, developing a sense of purpose & meaning for our disrupted and changed lives. Along the way the focus will also be on matters of social justice and our call to be “Saints on a Mission”, living out the Great Commission – to be “Easter People” living in the Resurrection and bringing the good news of the gospel to the lives of those around us.

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To join the discussion, use either this Zoom link

or phone (07) 3185 3730, enter:
Meeting ID: 860 2210 9248#
Passcode: 904552#
Participant ID: #.


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Wasting Time With God

Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC
Wednesday, 3rd July 2024

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This event will be held in person and on Zoom and will begin with a short prayer service at 9.30am. Following that, people are encouraged to get a cup of coffee or tea and we will then join ……………… for discussion and Q&A.
To join via Zoom, use either this Zoom link:
Zoom link or (video/audio) or your phone – 07 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 823 3447 0652#, Passcode: 303180# and then Participant ID: #.

Mystics, Theologians and God-botherers

Topic: tbc
Speaker: tbc
Sunday, 7th July 2024

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The Influence of Archdeacons in the Diocese of Brisbane with The Rev’d Canon Gary Harch

There have been 93 Archdeacons in the Diocese, commencing with Benjamin Glennie in 1850.
These women and men, not with a primary task as a theologian, have had a profound effect on the Theology of the Diocese.
Through their pastoral & governance ministries, the support of the Archbishop and Bishops and their own leadership in many aspects of Diocesan life, they have helped shape the way we are.
Canon Gary, formerly an Archdeacon for 18 years, will give his personal outline of this history, based on Archival research.

This event will be held ‘in person’ in the Cathedral, over YouTube and Zoom. Choral Evensong will be ‘in person’ at 6pm in the Cathedral and will also be accessible at 6pm here:

Gary will talk about The Influence of Archdeacons in the Diocese of Brisbane in the sermon as part of Evensong.
From about 7.10pm we will join together in person in the Cathedral and via Zoom to share discussion with Gary over refreshments.

All are welcome to join us. 

To join via Zoom, use either this Link:…(video/audio) or your phone – (07) 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 768 010 419#, Passcode: 267366# and then Participant ID: #.
or your phone – (07) 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 768 010 419#, Passcode: 267366# and then Participant ID: #.

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Acoustic Cathedral
with Dr Michael Knopf
In Recess

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Dr. Michael Knopf is a concert guitarist and composer, a dedicated teacher and a music researcher from the United States residing in Southeast Queensland.

The Acoustic Cathedral experience is not a recital but an aural aesthetic assistance to help drain away stress/anxiety/pain for all comers. Michael would love to see people of all walks of life, status and condition beneit. He will be playing some original music, classical guitar repertoire and improvisations, each piece aesthetically modified to encourage a relaxed engagement and to impart the sense of beauty, colour and other-worldliness that we sometimes experience within ourselves as we are immersed in better thoughts and feelings.

Michael’s CDs will be available for purchase after the session.


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