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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

Cultural Awareness Tour of Cherbourg
including the Ration Shed Museum
Expressions of your interest are open


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There is an opportunity for our community to be led on a two day cultural awareness experience incorporating a tour of the Cherbourg Ration Shed Museum and staying overnight in the local area. 

First Nations Elder Aunty Lesley Williams has offered to lead us and share her experiences of what it was like living under the Aboriginals Protection Act on Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement. 

Aunty Lesley is an awarded author and is known for instigating the domestic and international Justice for Aboriginal Workers campaign. This campaign resulted in the QLD State Government delivering a historic reparation package of $55.4 million to all Indigenous workers who had their wages and savings controlled by past governments.

Those interested in attending are invited to send their expression of interest (or to seek further information) to

A suitable date (currently proposed for September/October) and costs will then be arranged.

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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
Holy Eucharist, 9.30am
Holy Eucharist,5pm
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.


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.

Karen Armstrong: Sacred Nature

What changes when we have eyes that see God everywhere? As we recognise the divinity that flows through all things, intimately present in all of creation, we experience the sacred revealed in the wonder of nature as much as in human lives. Karen Armstrong, author and global scholar of religious history, joins the podcast to explore the place of the natural world in religious traditions. While we remain culturally programmed toward dominance and possession, Karen helps us explore how we might instead develop a posture of “endless respect” toward all creation, and what that could mean for for the community of life on this planet and for the way we practise our faith.

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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


positively connecting communities

Most of us don’t know what it’s like to spend a night on the street, but nearly all of us could relate to being cash-strapped at some time. An unexpected bill, or a medical emergency – it doesn’t take long before money is tight … too tight.

Orange Sky helps by offering free laundry, showers and most importantly, conversation, connections to community. The Orange Sky volunteers are ordinary Australians who are simply empathetic listeners, and great conversationalists who create a safe, positive and supportive environment for those who far too often feel ignored and disconnected from community.

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At St John’s we have supported Orange Sky for some time. We know the story of the two young 20-year-olds Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett who set out to help people experiencing homelessness in Brisbane by providing free laundry to 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 much left to do but sit and chat. That’s where they learnt the real impact of the service – giving time to people and genuinely listening to their experiences meant so much more than just clean clothes.

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.

Every day, Orange Sky volunteers are witness to the power of how a simple conversation and connection to others can change a life. It happens across Australia, including in remote communities, where it demonstrates a significant social impact by creating employment and training opportunities. Further, understanding the importance of preserving the environment, Orange Sky is now using their newly-developed Waru (meaning ‘fire’) Dryer. Run from a battery charged by solar energy, the Waru needs 90% less electrical energy.

Orange Sky also helps people made homeless by natural disasters – from floods in Townsville, Lismore and Brisbane through to the Victorian bushfires, demonstrating how things as simple as clean laundry and companionship can bring normalcy back to people’s lives.

Their newest venture is in Adelaide, a shopfront, a paid laundry service that funds the mobile service. Orange Sky developed this commercial experiment as a practical way to drive more sustainable social impact.

At the heart of all these developments is connection, the most powerful contribution Orange Sky brings to our friends on the street. Even during the pandemic, Orange Sky was classified as an essential service and delivered their usual service with minimal risk to Friends on the Street and to volunteers. No matter the circumstance, every week around Australia, volunteers sit on orange chairs and chat.

Those six orange chairs are where barriers are broken down, stereotypes are challenged, relationships are built and connections are formed. Every day at Orange Sky is a demonstration of how a positive connection can transform a person’s life.

At St John’s, we value the importance of community, and welcoming the stranger. It costs about $300 for an entire shift of genuine conversation, clean clothes and warm showers. Can we support Orange Sky to provide at least four shifts of life-changing connections for our friends on the streets? That’s only $1,200. Think about the impact that this small contribution might have for our Friends on the Street. 

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 … . 

Donations to Orange Sky Australia are tax deductible. Place your donation in the August envelopes available in the Narthex, 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 08” 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, please phone the cathedral office during normal business hours Monday-Friday (07 3835 2222). Cheques should be made payable to Orange Sky Australia.  Orange Sky will provide all receipts.

Thank you.

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