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Thank you for visiting St John’s Lent and Easter page.  Here you will find information about our offering for these Holy Seasons in these complex Covid-affected days.


Maundy Thursday, April 1

Liturgy of the Last Supper and Watch of the Passion
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Good Friday, April 2


Morning Prayer, Hymns and the Litany
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The Way of the Cross Children’s Liturgy
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Liturgy of the Day followed by Stations of the Cross
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A Sequence for Holy Week: Reflective Seasonal Music of the Renaissance
$30 adults/ $20 concession/school students free
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Holy Saturday,  April 3

Morning Prayer

Enjoy being Community whilst making our Palm Crosses for 2021

Please join us this Friday, 26 March, from 9am to 12noon in the Darnell Room, for the working bee to craft the Palm Crosses to be distributed on Palm Sunday (next Sunday).  No experience required – just enthusiasm and nimble fingers.

For further information, please contact Helen Wootton

Saturday, 20 March,

Brother Nathan SSF, (a Franciscan brother) is currently the Chaplain and Director of Mission at Canon Hill Anglican College. For seven years prior Br Nathan was Chaplain of All Souls’ and St. Gabriel’s Charters Towers.

Brother Nathan holds degrees in applied science, nursing, education and theology. He has had a diverse range of life experiences. His passion is helping people to walk with God in a meaningful and relevant way. Br Nathan will help us to grow more deeply into our Lenten journey.

Pre-registration is advisable— This event will be held in person only.

4pm Sundays
February 21 and 28
March 7, 14, 21 and 28
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This series of Lenten studies written by Bishop Jeremy Greaves and facilitated by Bishop Bill Ray, will lead participants in a journey through the Year B Gospel, Mark. When Jesus called the first disciples he did not have them learn great tomes of doctrine and dogma, he asked them to do something. From the very beginning Christians were known for what they did and how they lived more than for what they believed. The ‘people of the Way’ knew how to practice the faith.
The journey of Lent invites us to explore what it might mean for us to practice faith in our time. This study explores six different Christian practices over the course of six weeks to begin that journey that so many of us find so difficult from head to heart to hands.
The study will be in the Darnell Room & on Zoom.
If you wish to attend in person, please pre-register
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To join via Zoom
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 By phone – 07 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 865 2657 7724#, Passcode: 847471# and then Participant ID: #. Booking is not required for Zoom attendance.

Walk the Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent

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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

We Recommend that you download the Queensland Check In App.

If you have the App on your phone or tablet you do not need to Register in advance

Our Lenten Brochure is now available

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7.30pm Tuesdays
March 2, 9, 16 and 23
(Following the Meditation Group meeting)
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The spring holidays of Passover and Easter have been intertwined since the earliest periods of Christianity. Each represents the defining event of Judaism and Christianity, respectively: the Exodus from Egypt and the resurrection of Jesus. This course discusses the biblical origins of the two holidays; how Easter grew out of Passover; and how the holidays have changed over the centuries, from the ritual practices to the liturgies and even to the dates on which they are celebrated.
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
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By phone – (07) 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 278 417 931#, Passcode: 042853# and then Participant ID: #.


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



Easter Day, April 4

Booking is recommended for those
who do not possess the
Queensland Check In App
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The Vigil Choral Eucharist
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Eucharist with hymns
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Choral Eucharist
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Choral Evensong
Mystics, Theologians and God-botherers: Harry Williams (True Resurrection)
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9pm Fridays
February 19 and 26
March 5, 12, 19 and 26

Each Friday evening during Lent, at 9pm, the building calmly resounds with the sound of thirty minutes of reflective seasonal choral music. This is followed by the intimate liturgy of Compline, where music and words gently bring the day to a close. Please join us for Nocturnes this year, featuring some of Brisbane’s favourite choral ensembles:
19 February Lucis
26 February Cathedral Lay Clerks
5 March The Cathedral Singers
12 March Canticum
19 March Brisbane Chmaber Choir
26 March Lumens

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Sunday 21 March

Evensong on Sunday March 21 is sung by the Girl Choristers and includes a
performance (with orchestra) of Bach’s solo cantata, Widerstehe doch der Sünde
BWV 54. Alto Soloist: Eleanor Adeney.

10.30am Wednesdays
February 17, 24
and March 10, 17, 24 and 31
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We witness to God’s story and the impact this has made to our story so that others might also find their story taking on new meaning in the light of God’s love. While the current restrictions on daily life necessitated by the pandemic present significant challenges, the suffering and isolation many continue to face make the need for us to share God’s love with our communities greater than ever. Rather than just being a Lenten discipline, this year’s #LiveLent is a joyful invitation to make witness a normal part of the Christian life, the natural overflow of a life lived in devotion to Christ.
The study will be in the Darnell Room (Booking advised) & on Zoom.
If you wish to attend in person, please pre-register
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To join via Zoom
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By phone – 07 3185 3730, enter Meeting ID: 827 3100 5587#, Passcode: 211079# and then Participant ID: #.
Booking is not required for Zoom attendance.

Fridays 7.00am
February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26

End the week well with an early Eucharist in the Holy Spirit Chapel followed by breakfast at a local cafe.
The short Eucharistic service will include contemporary reflections on issues of justice and peace and prayers for our communities and our world that reflect recent events of the week.
We will then head to a nearby cafe for conversation with good friends, great coffee and cooked breakfast. All are welcome, with a cost of around $10* for the breakfast (*for those who can afford it).

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:
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To join by phone ring (07) 3185 3730 and enter these details:
Meeting ID: 278 417 931#
Passcode: 042853#

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