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Thank you for visiting St John’s Advent and Christmass page.  Here you will find information about our offering for the Holy Season in these complex Covid-affected days. 

General Calendar for Advent

Holy Eucharist,5pm (Pre-registration Advisable – Click Here)

Holy Eucharist, 7.30am (Pre-registration Advisable – Click Here)
Holy Eucharist, 9.30am (Pre-registration Advisable – Click Here)
Advent Musical Offerings, 7pm  (Pre-registration Advisable – Click Here)

We are live-streaming our 7.30am Eucharist, 9.30am Choral Eucharist and 7pm Advent Musical Offerings each Sunday
Here is the link:

St John’s YouTube Channel

Check below for the status of other offerings, many of which will be offered online

From Darkness to Light: The Advent Procession
Sunday 29th November
A service of Lessons and Carols for the Advent season, sung by the Cathedral Singers. Featuring music by Palestrina, Rodney Bennett, Praetorius, Murrill, and others.

(Please note that this service starts at 7pm, and there will be no 6pm Choral Evensong on this day)

The Nativity in Art
Mondays November 30, December 7 and 14, January 11

Join Crisia Constantine as she introduces us to images of the Nativity of our Lord.
Crisia is a visual artist, artist, curator, writer and researcher. She is currently completing a PhD in visual arts and is also in discernment.
This is a Zoom only study. To join, use either this link… (video/audio) or your phone – 07 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 838 8122 6980#, Passcode: 596893# and then Participant ID: #.

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christmass
Sundays: November 29, December 6 and 13.

Three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians share their perspectives on the Christmass story.
The Reverend Canon Bruce Boase comes from Central Queensland. He is priest in charge at Green Hills Anglican. He is a member of the Diocesan Ecumenical Affairs Committee and is Co-Chair of the Diocesan RAP committee.
Aunty Sandra King is a Quandamooka and Bundjalung woman. She is a community leader, businesswoman, former trailblazing fashion model and the diocesan RAP coordinator.
Aunty Rose Elu is an elder from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, but she grew up in Seisia, on Cape York. She is a member of Anglican General Synod, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.

The study will be in the Darnell Room & on Zoom. If you wish to attend in person, please pre-register at TryBooking:
To join via Zoom, Click this link
orphone – 07 3185 3730
Meeting ID: 865 2657 7724#,
Passcode: 847471#
Participant ID: #.
Booking is not required for Zoom attendance.


During the COVID-19 pandemic we will be offering a virtual labyrinth walk each month.

ADVENT LABYRINTH WALK – Sunday, December 6
View anytime from 11.30am
Click here to Download a finger Labyrinth
Click here to Download the Walking Notes




Each Week we provide two video talks for Children. These appear on the Cathedral’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel on Thursday and Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The talks encourage and enable engagement with the Christian narrative and the themes and festivals associated with the Church Year. Many of the talks have resources associated with them.

Click here for The Cathedral FaceBook page

Click here for the Cathedral YouTube channel 

Click here to access the Resources

Wasting Time With God: Staying awake to the Aboriginal Cry for Justice
Wednesday December 2, 9.30am

This month our guest is Brooke Prentis. In 2020 we face a global pandemic, a global climate crisis, and the global black lives matter movement. This year, Australians seem to have woken up to the injustice facing Aboriginal peoples. But has Australia stayed awake or gone back to sleep? Come along to hear a younger Aboriginal Christian Leader reflect on her prayer for Australia to stay awake so that together we can build an Australia built on truth, justice, love, and hope. This is a journey of understanding national truth telling, acknowledging the ramifications of the lack of Treaty, and how to listen deeply to Aboriginal voices. Together let’s achieve Reconciliation in our lifetime.
This event will be held in person and on Zoom and will begin with a short prayer service at 9.30am. Following that, people are encouraged to get a cup of coffee or tea and we will then join Brooke for her presentation and discussion at 10.00am. To attend in person please register at The Zoom link is…
Dial in (07) 3185 3730 Meeting ID: 823 3447 0652# Password 303180# Participant:#
Photo: Supplied.

Journeying the Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life
Wednesdays December 9 and 16, January 13 and 20.

Jesus’ way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world. Do you seek a life centred on Jesus? Do you seek to explore and live his Way of Love? (Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop (Primate) of The Episcopal Church )
We will explore how we can live the Way of Love during Advent, Christmass and Epiphany through seven spiritual practices.
The study will be in the Darnell Room (Booking advised) & on Zoom.

Click here to access the Advent Calendar which has daily activities highlighting the seven spiritual practices. 

If you wish to attend in person, please pre-register using this TryBooking Link.
To join via Zoom, Click this link or
phone – 07 3185 3730
Meeting ID: 827 3100 5587#
Passcode: 211079#
Participant ID: #.
Booking is not required for Zoom attendance.

Christian Meditation Group
Tuesday evening

The Mediation Group is now meeting again in the Cathedral and also by Zoom.

To join by Zoom please either:
Click this Link
To join by phone ring (07) 3185 3730 and enter these details:
Meeting ID: 278 417 931#
Passcode: 042853#

Free morning concerts

Thursday 3rd December, 11am
Christmass Concert

Click here to register

Tuesdays December 1, 8 and 15

Using a technique known as the African Bible Study we will explore how the Gospel reading for each Sunday in Advent touches our lives and reflect on what it might be asking of us.
This study follows the Tuesday meditation group and can be attended either in person in the Cathedral or via Zoom; no pre-registration is required. To join via Zoom, use either this link… (video/audio) or your phone – (07) 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 278 417 931#, Passcode: 042853# and then Participant ID: #.

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