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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 Action Against Gender-based Violence
Service and Vigil
Saturday 25th November

Art Exhibition:
Traces of the Divine
November 1-30, 2023

Brisbane Chamber Choir presents

Sunday, November 26, 2023 – 3pm

St John’s Cathedral
373 Ann Street Brisbane
Saturday 16th December 2023
at 10.30am


Live Stream for Weddings, Funerals and Worship
Click here to access the stream of the Service

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

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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.


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


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.

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.

Understanding desire: James Alison

Understanding human desire, the way it is caught and the way it can lead us to scapegoating and violence is foundational to understanding what it is to be human. Drawing on the work of René Girard, James Alison joins the podcast once again to explore the essential goodness of desire while reinterpreting the doctrine of original sin in ways that help us understand our human condition with gentleness instead of shame and condemnation. This conversation explores how contempt thrives where we are manipulated by feelings of shame and remain unconsciously trapped in rivalry. James points us to the hope found in facing the truth about ourselves, the power of forgiveness and the possibilities for genuine togetherness found when we are prepared to die to cheap ways of belonging that there may be peace.

James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest and author. His principal claim to fame is as one of those who has done most to bring the work of the great French thinker René Girard to a wider public. In addition, he is known for his firm but patient insistence on truthfulness in matters gay as an ordinary part of basic Christianity, and for his pastoral outreach in the same sphere.

Download the episode here


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:

supporting the Anglican Church of Melanesia to address the urgent issues of disaster preparedness and adapting to Climate Change in the Solomon Islands.

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Each year in November, we devote our Outreach Project to The Province of Queensland Archbishop’s November Appeal. This year, the appeal supports the Solomon Islands Climate Change and Disaster Management Project of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), which helps to build local community strengths to prepare for disasters, increase their food security and address the adverse impacts of climate change. Over a quarter of the population identifies with this well-established church, making their reach extensive throughout the country.

The Solomon Islands are a beautiful archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, to the east of Papua New Guinea. For the 600,000 people who call the Solomon Islands home there are many challenges. Climate change is having a tangible impact on the natural environment, increasing the frequency of severe cyclones and strong storm surges. Rising sea levels have already claimed six of the islands, forcing inhabitants to abandon their homes and seek refuge on neighbouring lands. With 5,313 km of coastline across the archipelago, this phenomenon appears an ever-present risk for the majority of Solomon Islanders.

Moreover, with growing strain on livelihoods from depleted fish stocks, deforestation, and the salinization of arable land, two thirds of the population live in conditions of vulnerable employment.

Supported by Anglicans in Development (AID), the Solomon Islands Climate Change and Disaster Management project is planned for implementation in five dioceses of ACOM: Central Melanesia, Guadalcanal, Hanuato’o, Ysabel, and Central Solomons. Implementing the project brings significant challenges, including post-COVID-19 changes to inter-island travel, and Climate change which makes weather patterns less predictable, playing havoc with training schedules.

Despite these and other challenges, communities and schools have made a strong commitment to work together with ACOM on this project.

Among the achievements of the project to date are work on Coastal Protection to reduce erosion due to sea-level rise and high swells; and two water tanks supplied to St Stephen’s Anglican College in Pamua. These tanks serve three nearby communities, as well as the 500-strong college community, and a Rural Training Centre.

Food security demonstrations at St Nicholas School Farm have greatly improved the learning of senior agriculture students at this school and at Norman Palmer Community High School. AID has also provided tools, equipment and other agricultural requirements to the School Farm, which serves more than 150 agriculture students, both female and male.

Further, ACOM has been networking and sharing lessons learnt on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change with officers from the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office and the Solomon Islands Climate Action Network.

In 2023, this project aims to benefit almost 8,000 Solomon Islanders by providing sea walls and buffer zones to protect coastal villages from sea level rises and coastal erosion, Climate change awareness and disaster preparedness training in communities, demonstration gardens for urban families, and assistance with marketing opportunities for farmers. The total cost of the project is $16,000.

Our donations to this Archbishop’s November Appeal will make Solomon Island communities more resilient, able to prepare for disasters, increase food security and address the adverse impacts of Climate change.

Can we give $1,000 towards that goal, to address climate change and build communities more resilient in the face of increasingly frequent weather disasters? 

For your reflection. We invite you to reflect on this project and your response to it by completing the sentences: 

  • This project is meaningful for me because …;  and 
  • I/We can increase awareness of this need by … . 

Outreach envelopes 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. Donations to this ABM project are tax deductible. Place your donation in a November envelope and place it in the donation boxes, in the collection, the Cathedral Office Monday-Friday, or give it to a warden. If you need a receipt, please provide your contact details on the envelope. Using electronic banking, make a bank transfer to BSB 034 003 Account No.385378. Please narrate your deposit “Outreach 11” and email to inform us of your deposit, (including the amount), and provide your postal/email details for the receipt. For other forms of payment (including credit card), please phone the cathedral office during normal business hours Monday-Friday (07 3835 2222). Cheques should be made payable to ABM-A. ABM will provide receipts after our totals have been received early in the new year.

Thank you.

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