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St John's Cathedral

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

St John's Cathedral

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

St John's Cathedral

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

St John's Cathedral

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

St John's Cathedral

Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

16 Days of Activism
Gender-Based Violence


Introduction to The Gospel According to Luke
(Year C)
Sunday 28th, 4pm

The Advent Procession
Sunday 28th, 7pm

Advent Study
Tuesdays, 7.30pm
Wednesdays, 9.30am
Sundays, 4pm


St John’s Cathedral is home to a community which seeks to bring the best of Anglican tradition into dialogue with the issues and needs of our day.

We strive for open-minded conversation, seek to practice inclusion, and reflect on how we might see our beliefs put into action. We want this to be a place where people are encouraged to seek God and progress their own spiritual journeys.

The Cathedral itself, a renowned Brisbane landmark, serves as a magnet, where diverse people gather to worship, celebrate, seek solace, converse and learn.

Peter Catt +
Dean of Brisbane


Covid-19 Update:
The Cathedral is open for:

Holy Eucharist,5pm

Holy Eucharist, 7.30am
Holy Eucharist, 9.30am
Choral Evensong, 6pm

Monday to Friday
Morning Prayer, 8.30am
Private prayer, 11am to 2pm
Evening Prayer, 4pm

Eucharist, 7am
Tuesday and Friday

Eucharist, 12.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Prayer During the Day, 12.30pm
Monday and Thursday.

Cathedral Shop Open
Sundays (following the 7.30am and 9.30am services), Monday to Friday 11am  to 2pm


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Here you will find quick links to two weeks of Service Notes for each of our four Sunday services.

These will be updated each Thursday –
“THIS WEEK” covers the coming Sunday;
“LAST WEEK” the preceding Sunday.

Click the title bar or ‘+’ button to toggle open your chosen week and select the service time.


Saturday 20th November

5pm Eucharist

Sunday 21st November


7.30am Holy Eucharist – Sundays
Click here for Live Stream on The Cathedral YouTube Channel
The stream will appear on our channel at approximately 7.15am Sunday
Click here for Service Notes

9.30am Choral Eucharist – Sundays
Click here for Live Stream on The Cathedral YouTube Channel
The stream will appear on our channel at approximately 9.15am Sunday
Click here for Service Notes

During Advent Evensong is replaced by an Advent Offering at 7pm (Note the Time)

Live Stream Sundays at 7pm
The stream will appear on our channel at approximately 6.45pm Sunday

Click here to access Service Notes

Morning Prayer 
Monday to Friday

Details on Services Page

To access an electronic copy of the Prayer Book, please email:


Welcome to St John’s Cathedral. The news items below highlight topics of general interest.
For details of special events and concerts at the Cathedral please see the WHAT’S ON page.
You may find information about our regular worship times on the SERVICES page.


The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) has listed The Cathedral and The Deanery (Adelaide House) because of their significance to the heritage of Queensland and Australia more broadly. Adelaide House was the first Government House when Queensland was created on 10th December 1859. The balcony on which Sir George Bowen read the proclamation that day has been the subject of a great deal of work to restore it to a stable and safe condition. The cathedral is the only stone-vaulted church in the Southern hemisphere and is highly regarded as a sublime example of neo-gothic architecture. Donations to the Cathedral fund are used to enhance and presence the fabric of the magnificent building.

Donations to the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) for these appeals are allowable as deductions for tax purposes.

Find out more on our DEANERY APPEAL page.

Freeing Jesus:
Diana Butler Bass

Many people are drawn to spirituality and the God of creation but struggle to know what to do with Jesus. For some, Jesus has become entangled with Trump-era politics, individualistic piety or the feel good religion of prosperity gospels. For others, disillusionment with their church or leadership has meant that they don’t want to leave the Jesus of their faith behind but feel like exiles from their church. Diana Butler Bass joins Peter, Sue and Dom to explore the ways Christians have experienced Jesus historically and gives old titles liberating new perspectives as she unpacks her experience of Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Saviour, Lord, Way and Presence.

Diana Butler Bass has a doctorate in religious studies and is the author of eleven books, including Grateful , Grounded and Christianity for the Rest of Us.  



Our Cathedral has adopted the simple, convenient online payment channel of — designed by and for churches — and currently used by more than 12,000 churches and ministries in over 50 countries.

Scan or click on the QR code above, to visit our GIVE page on this website: you may make an offering to our Cathedral and its work – either as a one-off or recurring gift –
using a credit card by clicking on the
green GIVE NOW button or the
GENERAL DONATIONS image block, which will open a simple, pop-up form without you having to leave this site.

MORE INFO: please visit our GIVE page


The Archbishop’s November Appeal:
The Coming of the Light –
developing Mission and Ministry in the Torres Strait Islands

Each year in November, we devote our Outreach Project to The Province of Queensland Archbishop’s November Appeal. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Coming of the Light in the Torres Strait, in the Diocese of North Queensland. God was on both sides of the beaches that day in 1871: with the missionaries and Pacific Islander evangelists, and with the people on the beach who received them. The Coming of The Light is now an integral part of cultural identity to Torres Strait Islander peoples, marked as a public holiday within the region. It is also an important anniversary for the national Anglican church, noted in our lectionary. 

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The recent establishment of a household of the Melanesian Brotherhood on Thursday Island is one of the first moves toward autonomy for the Torres Strait Island region. The Melanesian Brotherhood is the largest Anglican religious order, and is headquartered in the Solomon Islands. The Brothers now live and minister at the Cathedral on Thursday Island, nurturing community and supporting clergy and lay ministers across the islands of the Torres Strait.

Bishop Keith Joseph, Bishop of North Queensland, writes:
“On 1st July 2021, Torres Strait Islanders from across the Torres Strait and throughout Queensland joined together in celebrating the Coming of the Light. I was privileged to be able to lead celebrations on Erub (Darnley Island) at the site where the first London Missionary Society (LMS) missionaries came ashore on 1st July 1871, with a celebration of Holy Communion at the memorial on Kemus Beach.”

“So where to from here? The overall goal is to build up the Anglican Church in the Torres Strait Islands, for the glory of God, for the benefit it brings to the Torres Strait, and to enable the Torres Strait Islander church to carry out its mission sharing the light of Christ with the rest of the Anglican Church and the broader Australian community.”

Bishop Keith explains the many ways of achieving this – the most important being the move towards autonomy for the Torres Strait Islander Region of the Anglican Church. For this, he writes, the links with the broader Anglican Church in Melanesia are key to developing local leadership “through … preparation of liturgical and educational material in local languages expressed in culturally appropriate ways, provision of means of communication, and travel… “

Bishop Keith also acknowledges the significance of Wontulp-Bi-Buya College in training younger local leadership, and notes the support of the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia (ABM) in setting up an office, the first stage of much-needed infrastructure.

“The 150th Anniversary of the Coming of the Light is tremendously important …. [as] the start of a new phase for the Anglican Church in the Torres Strait. No longer a church imposed by foreigners, it is taking its place as an autonomous and lively part of the Body of Christ. The light of Christ, which shines so brightly in the far north of Australia, needs to be shared. We look forward to working with ABM as a key partner in this mission, and cherish all the support that you all give us.”

The Right Rev’d Dr Keith Joseph, Bishop of North Queensland

This special 150th anniversary of The Coming of The Light offers us the opportunity to recognise the spirit of hope held among the communities there, and contribute to the further development of local ministry among them.  

Can we give $1,000 towards that goal, to support the further development of indigenous ministry in the Torres Strait Islands? Outreach envelopes for the Archbishop’s November Appeal are available at the Outreach poster in the Narthex. Please place your donation in the special November envelopes and place it in the donation boxes, in the collection, or give it to a warden. Using electronic banking, make a bank transfer to BSB 034 003 Account No.385378. Please narrate your deposit “Outreach 11” and also email to inform us of your deposit (include the amount). For other forms of payment, please phone the cathedral office [(07) 3835 2222] Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Gifts to this appeal are not tax-deductible.

Thank you.

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