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Cathedral vetoes chocolate Easter eggs due to ‘slavery’ concerns IMG_3554

The only chocolate egg to be seen at St John’s Cathedral this Easter will be pictured on the notice board. Although the Anglican Church supports chocolate eggs at Easter, the Dean, Dr Peter Catt, said today that the Cathedral would Find out more

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Holy Week call for more human treatment of refugees

 The Anglican Archbishops in Australia will commence Holy Week with a call for more humane treatment of refugees, particularly children in detention.  The Archbishops have released the following statement deploring the fact that recent figures suggest that around a thousand Find out more

Noah the movie “inspiring”

FOCUS movie reviewer, Jonathan Sargeant reviews the recently released movie, Noah. The perils of transforming a biblical story from the page to the big screen are many.  Biblical literalists will expect you to stick to the story slavishly.  Regular cinema-goers want drama Find out more

Archbishop’s Emergency Relief Fund – Drought Relief bigstock-drought-land-13849364

Dear sisters and brothers Many in the rural areas in the Diocese are experiencing the devastation of a severe and prolonged drought. This is causing extensive hardship. According to the Financial Review, Queensland farmers are forecast to deliver an average Find out more

Anglicans to Help Fund Health Equipment in Jerusalem centre operational 4

ABM’s partner in Jerusalem reports that the health of families will be at risk if their local clinic is unable to purchase new machines due to a lack of funding. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East healthcare Find out more

ABM’s Lent 2014 App is now available

ABM (Anglican Board of Mission) is excited to announce its new Lent Smartphone App. The   ABM “Lent 2014” App provides you with a reflection, prayer and action for   every day of Lent, starting today. This   Lent you are invited Find out more

East Brisbane church heritage listed St Pauls heritage

An East Brisbane church that sparked controversy in the 1950s by adding a  special building to store human ashes has been added to Queensland’s Heritage  Register. The striking red brick St Paul’s Anglican Church in Vulture Street, East  Brisbane was Find out more

Bishop of the West moves on Nolan

Bishop for the Western Region since 2003, Rob Nolan, has announced his retirment, which will take effect from later in February. Bishop Nolan has served the Church for 44 years, and Brisbane Archbishop Dr Phillip Aspinall has described him as a”son Find out more

St John’s Cathedral upgrades with comfortable seating IMG_5350

Funded by a bequest, St John’s Cathedral in Ann Street has taken possession of 160 new state-of-the-art wooden chairs to replace the timber pews in the nave and existing seating in the chapels.  It is hoped that the chairs will Find out more

Churches Taskforce Speaks out on Asylum Seeker Abuse Claims

The Chair of the ACRT, Dean Peter Catt, today welcomed the announcement by the Foreign Minister that Australia will cooperate with the Indonesian authorities as they investigate the allegations of abuse made by asylum seekers against the Australian Navy. He Find out more