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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


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, 7.30am – Click here to Register
Holy Eucharist, 9.30am – Click here to Register
Evensong, 6pm – Click here to Register

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Prayer During the Day, 12.30pm

Eucharist, 12.30pm  (Click here to Register)

Cathedral Shop Open
Sundays (after the 7.30am and 9.30am services), and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am  to 2pm



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

Choral Eucharist
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

Choral Evensong

Live Stream Sundays at 6pm
The stream will appear on our channel at approximately 5.45pm 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.


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.


Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, Sunday 2nd August 2020




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.

Dom, Peter and Sue catch up to chat about the way this time of crisis has been bringing into sharp focus the urgency of continuing to challenge the Christianity which has  throughout history been colonised by power structures and co-opted by empire. It seems that some of the veneer of “civilised society” has been stripped away, exposing the unholy alliance between church and power, ideology and control.  Can we pay attention to the disruptive story of these times, embrace uncertainty and respond to the question, “How might we live, following Jesus today?” 

Audiovisual Capability Appeal

We are most grateful for the support and feedback about our streaming of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Long term we desire to offer streaming of our services and have been encouraged to continue by people near and far.
The equipment we are currently using is mostly on loan. To be able to continue we need to purchase equipment that  will  achieve  the  required  tasks  into   the   future.
$30,000 is needed to ensure the continuation of this ministry. Thank you to those who have already responded. 
These are some of the items that we still need to fund.  Is there something here that you would like to contribute towards?

  • Camera, cabling and set up 
    (two more of these needed)

$ 5,000  ($10,000)

  • Flicker free monitor


  • Microphone AV system


  • Keyboard controller and joystick


  • Mac mini webcorder


  • Netgear Dongle


  • USBC-HDMI Adapter


  • Video mixer streamer, HDMI toolkit, cabling and set up


  • Wireless laser pointer



Please contact Gerard Finn, our Events Manager  ( if you would like further information or to contribute.  Donations may be using electronic banking, by credit card or by cheque; details for these are on page 3.  If using electronic banking, please narrate your deposit ‘AV + (Surname)’ and email to inform us of your deposit. Alternatively, please phone the cathedral office (see page 3). Thank you.

COVID-19 and our Life and Worship at St John’s 

The COVID-19 virus pandemic is presenting a unique challenge to our life as a society and as a Cathedral community. As the crisis unfolds, we will be called upon to do things differently. The Cathedral team is continuing to develop ways for us to stay in touch with one another and grow in faith together during these challenging times. These developments will be shared over the coming days and weeks.

Cathedral Slowly Reopening
In compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions the cathedral building closed for ten weeks. Much of our activity is still taking place online. Full details found on our What’s On Page

Stay Connected
Please ensure that the Cathedral office has your current contact details. Contact us by email or phone 3835 2222 Please also be in touch with other members of the community to ensure that they have given us their current details as well.

Personal Safety and Social Distancing
We encourage all staff, volunteers and community members, of first priority, to be mindful of the need to keep themselves safe and to practice social distancing as advised by the various Governments. 

Sunday Worship – Streaming of Services
We offer both ‘in person’ and live-streamed access to the 7.30am, 9.30am and 6pm services each Sunday. The services are also recorded. The live stream and recordings can be accessed through the Cathedral YouTube Channel.

Studies and Meditation
These ware continuing. We are providing opportunities to join these ‘in person’ and on Zoom (via the internet) or a phone. Details to access the activities via Zoom can be found on the Cathedral website (

Shop Availability
The shop is open at the times indicated above. It is also possible to make a purchase by ringing 07 3835 2281 or emailing  

Assistance with using Zoom
Because of the risks from COVID-19, a number of our small groups and studies are now being held via Zoom. If you would like to bring your laptop or other device into the office, one of the cathedral staff could help you to set up and test Zoom so you are ready to join the groups.



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


In 2014, 20-year-olds Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett set out to help those experiencing homelessness in Brisbane by providing free laundry to those they call our ‘friends on the street’. Nic and Lucas installed donated laundry machines into their old van ‘Sudsy’ and headed out. With the machines in full swing, there wasn’t a lot left to do but sit down and chat. That’s where they learnt the real impact of the service. Having clean clothes was important, but giving time to people and genuinely listening to their experiences meant so much more. 

That’s why at Orange Sky, the mission doesn’t involve the words ‘laundry’ or ‘washing’ – their mission is simply to positively connect communities. The most important pieces of infrastructure are six orange chairs, which emerge wherever the van stops.

Donations to Orange Sky are tax deductible.

If using electronic banking, make a bank transfer to BSB 034 003 Account No: 385378; please narrate your deposit “Outreach 08” and also e-mail to inform us of your deposit (include the amount) and to provide your postal details for the receipt. Alternatively, please phone the cathedral office [(07) 3835 2222] during normal business hours Monday-Friday.

 Thank you



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