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September is the annual Brisbane Pride Festival, which has been held continuously for over 25 years.

It celebrates and affirms the diverse in gender and sexuality (DiGS) community in Brisbane, and our Cathedral has regularly shown support for the community in several ways and is an acknowledged “safe space” for the DiGS community. The Chapel of Our Lady and the Holy Innocents will display flags acknowledging and celebrating the DiGS community, and throughout the Cathedral displays of the Pride rainbow-coloured ribbons with abound!

Sat. 21st Sep, from 11.00am

For the third year in a row, our Cathedral will have a stall at the Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day in New Farm Park, engaging with Brisbane’s DiGS community. We look forward to seeing old friends and to making new ones!


To close out this year’s Pride Festival , a number of events will take place during the day and evening at our Cathedral on “Rainbow Sunday” 29th September, beginning with a guided Labyrinth Walk and Meditation honouring the DiGS community at the Labyrinth in the Northern Transept, led by Blair Martin, at 1.00pm.

Image of St John's Cathedral's labyrinth

Sunday 29th Sep, 2.00pm

Image of On the Way podcasts graphic

We will gather to revisit podcast #32 “Sexuality & Faith” with a discussion/forum in the Darnell Room, St. Martin’s House, led by The Rev’d Sue Grimmett, who participated in the original recording with host Dom Fay, Dean Peter Catt and survivor of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ Chris Csabs. You can download this podcast here

(Trigger warning: Sensitive topics surrounding the discredited and dangerous practice of ‘Christian conversion therapy’ and suicide are contained in the podcast and the discussion.)

Sunday 29th Sep, 3.30pm

Our annual afternoon tea on the Lefanu Courtyard lawn, celebrating the empowering nature of the DiGS community with a sumptuously-catered buffet. Everyone is welcome, no matter what gender, sexual orientation or pathway in life. Our Cathedral offers a warm, caring and safe reflective space for all.

Sunday 29th Sep, 6.00pm

Featuring music for the Feast of Michaelmas (St Michael & All Angels), one of the glories of the Anglican tradition is Evensong, with the setting from The Book of Common Prayer. Preacher will be The Rev’d Steve McMahon, Rector of St Paul’s, Ipswich and Joint Chair of Equal Voices Qld. Refreshments and conversation with The Rev’d Steve will follow the service.

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