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COMMUNITY

Welcome to our evolving Community page. We hope to be able to introduce content and news from our Community Development Coordinator, Judy Fay, who may be contacted by email or by phone on 3835 2206 (Mondays and Thursdays).

St John’s Cathedral Child Protection Risk Management Plan

The wellbeing of our children and young people is fundamental to our Christian faith. The Anglican Church Southern Queensland and St John’s Cathedral have implemented a Child Protection Risk Management Plan to assist in protecting our children and other vulnerable people from harm in the church. The Plan helps to ensure that all of our ministries take place in a safe and supportive environment by providing strategies to identify and minimise potential risks.

A full range of Child Protection policies and documents, including the Archbishop’s Statement of Commitment, Code of Conduct for Ministry to Children within the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, and the Protocol for Dealing with Sexual Misconduct, can be viewed and downloaded at: https://anglicanchurchsq.org.au/safeguarding/professional-standards/resources-professional-standards/

If you would like a printed copy of any documents, please contact Lisa Clarke by email or phone 3835 2239. If you have any questions concerning the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, please don’t hesitate to see me.

The Dean

CATHEDRAL MONTHLY NOTICES

Cathedral Monthly Notices is a handy publication outlining the details of worship, events, studies and activities at St John’s.
It is published monthly on the first Sunday of each month.

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Congregational Annual Meeting
Part 1
Elections

Sunday 28th November
11.15am

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Meeting Documents

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Domestic Abuse Working Group

Stewardship 2021
Your piece in God’s living jigsaw puzzle

We are still living in unique and changed times.  Mostly, we enjoy a return to the ‘revised normal’ in many day-to-day aspects of living.  Yet, everything is different.

We continue to adapt to new ways of living our Christian and Cathedral life and we are grateful for the gift of live streaming, meeting online and sharing community online.  This has in fact brought us a whole new part of our community who, because of physical distance, could not once worship with us but now, are a vital part of who we are.

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Just like the other seasons of the church year, our precious journey brings us once again to the time of the year when we attend to our commitments to God on Stewardship Sunday and our Dedication Festival on 23 and 24 October.

Just like a jigsaw is made up of many pieces so too is our Cathedral community and life.   

Stewardship Sunday gives us the opportunity to reflect on our piece of the jigsaw and how, through our practice of stewardship, it connects with all of the others in our community to make up the complete picture of St John’s Cathedral. 

Our jigsaw piece is where our gift to the rest of the community fits – in terms of our time, effort and energy. Stewardship remains grounded in knowing that all that we have and all that we are is a gift from God – our time, our talent, our money and even the gift of life itself. We show our willingness to use these gifts in the Commonwealth of God by fitting that portion of our time, talent and money to all of the other jigsaw pieces that make up the picture of who we are.

Giving our jigsaw piece – our portion of time, energy, and money – back to God expresses our gratitude to the God who has given us every good gift and ultimately, the gift of our life! We see our piece of the living jigsaw puzzle fit with our Cathedral community and how that piece helps complete the whole picture.

As we review our stewardship, we are encouraged to reflect on committing a percentage of every day for prayer, for scripture and spiritual reflection, for other acts of worship and thanksgiving.  We can reflect on ways in which we connect and fit with others to complete the life of the Cathedral.  This can be through being a member of Cathedral Council, being Stewards, Servers, Sacristans, helping with flowers, coffee, COWS, being Guides, Shop Volunteers and through involvement in Music Ministry.   Each of these ministries is part of fitting our piece of the picture into the shared life of the Cathedral, and brings us closer together as a Cathedral family.

In Christ, our future seems positive, but it is fragile. The pandemic and its long-lasting effects continue to impact significantly on our budget.  We owe much to the clergy and staff who dedicate their time and talents without thought to personal cost.  But, in order to ensure the Cathedral continues to serve as a place for us to gather and worship, virtually and physically, we need to consider the vital gift of money and finance that God gives us – to see the wonderful picture that God makes of us, completed with each piece of the puzzle. 

Gracious God, you call us to come together like living jigsaw
pieces.  Help us to connect our lives to you and to each other
through our Stewardship response, that we might do our piece in
completing the picture that is your Cathedral community. Amen.

THE EAGLE

This magazine has been produced by the community of St John’s Cathedral  since Advent 2004. It explores in depth from a faith perspective the issues that shape and sway us.

The first edition  noted that “we live in a sound- byte society, bombarded by the trivial. Finding ways to connect with the deeper issues of life is a challenge for many people.” The Eagle was created as an appropriate way “in which the Cathedral can engage in conversation with those who want to delve below the surface, and reflect on the important rather than the urgent and insistent.” 

The Eagle began as a printed magazine and continued that way for 15 years.  Now in its 16th year, given COVID-19 and the increasing cost of printing and distribution, The Eagle has gone electronic.  

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