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Autumn 2022 album

Check out these photos taken across our Diocesan community, and find out what our parishes, clergy and Episcopal leaders, Cathedral, schools, Anglicare services, St Francis College and ministries got up to during the autumn months

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First aid training

ACSQ Facebook on 25 March 2022: "Well done to the good folk from our parishes, St John's Cathedral, Anglicare Southern Queensland, St Francis College, Church House and St Martin’s House who completed first aid training today in the Darnell Room. Thanks to Brendan from Allen's Training who conducted the sessions and answered all our questions. Thanks, also, to Michael Kucera, our WHS Advisor, for lining up the training and for always taking such good care of us."

Commissioning of The Rev'd Jazz Dow

On Thursday 31 March 2022, students, staff, Sister Gillian, visiting clergy and special guests gathered for a whole school Easter service and the commissioning of The Rev'd Jazz Dow as Chaplain of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. Pictured are St Margaret’s Sacristans Georgia Brown and Verity House, Sister Gillian, The Rev’d Jazz Dow, and Sacristans Jessica Norvill and Grace Reilly.

Bishop John Roundhill at Robina

Parish of Robina Facebook on 27 March 2022: "So good having Bishop John with us today. Congratulations to all 12 who were confirmed + 1 received!!"

Cathedral Mothers Union branch birthday

Her Excellency The Hon. Dr Jeannette Young PSM (Governor of Queensland), The Rev’d Eleanor Mancini (President of the Cathedral Mothers Union branch) and The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt (Cathedral Dean) during the celebration of the Cathedral Mothers Union branch birthday. Morning tea was enjoyed after the 9.30am Eucharist on Sunday 6 March 2022. The Governor and her husband Professor Graeme Nimmo attended the service and stayed for the morning tea celebration, chatting briefly with the congregation.

St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School students

St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School Facebook on 25 May 2022: "We are looking forward to QGSSSA Reconciliation Round this week. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures."


"It was a great day at St Francis Theological College on Saturday 12 March 2022, as around thirty people gathered for 'A Day with the Gospel According to Luke' led by Michael Trainor. We all came away with plenty to think about and some new perspectives on the Gospel of broken bread. Thanks to The Rev'd Liz Donald-McConnell for some great photos." (Bishop Jeremy Greaves)

Harmony Day

Anglicare Southern Queensland Facebook on 21 March 2022: “Happy Harmony Week! Harmony Week is a week to celebrate the cultural diversity of Australia, highlighting respect, inclusivity and a sense of belonging for all. As an organisation whose employees and clients come from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds, we love to see multiculturalism celebrated! To start off this special week, we hosted a Harmony Day service at St John's Cathedral in Brisbane. Thank you to the range of speakers, musical performers, dancers (including dancers from the FABS Filipino Australian Brisbane Society Inc.), and attendees who joined. Thank you also to Mu'ooz Eritrean Restaurant & Catering for putting out a mouth-watering spread! Mu'ooz is an Eritrean restaurant in South Brisbane that employs, trains and gives work experience to refugee African women. A splendid end to a splendid morning!”

St John's Anglican College's Annual Prayer Spaces

St John's Anglican College's Annual Prayer Spaces were open during a week in March 2022, giving students on the Secondary campus the opportunity to reflect, pray and share messages of hope, kindness and peace.

Peter Jongkuch and Mamuor Kunpeter

During 2022's Lady Day commemorations, on the Feast of The Annunciation in St John's Cathedral, formation students Peter Jongkuch and Mamuor Kunpeter received Mothers Union bursaries to support them in their studies.


The Canterbury College community gathered with clergy from across our Diocese to celebrate the commissioning of new College chaplain The Rev'd Melusi Sibanda on 3 May 2022. Pictured are The Rev'd Daniel Talbot, The Ven. Geoff Hoyte, The Rev'd Melusi Sibanda, Bishop John Roundhill and Principal Daniel Walker.

Katie Free holding a crozierr

"Being confirmed, I think, will give me a sense of identity as I become an adult. I want to grow up with a strong relationship with God. This is why I want to be confirmed" (Katie Free holding the crozier on her confirmation day at All Saints', Cambooya on 1 May 2022).

St Peter’s Anglican Church, Maroochydore community meal

St Peter’s Anglican Church, Maroochydore Facebook on 5 May 2022: "Hello friends and THANK YOU to the Community Meal team for your love, presence and care of having the "Family" over for dinner. Great conversations, stories and laughter and prayer were had. Our side walk chalk art reminds us of the transformative power of God!"

St John's Anglican College building dedication

Wednesday 27 April 2022 marked another milestone in the history of the St John's Anglican College, with the opening and dedication of St John’s new Middle School Precinct. The College welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable, Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland and Bishop John Roundhill to this occasion, with students very excited and ready to enjoy this vibrant new learning environment. Pictured are Bishop John Roundhill, Mrs Maria McIvor, (Principal), Her Excellency the Hon. Dr Jeannette Young PSM (Governor of Queensland) and Dr Carla Tromans (Chair of Council).

Palm cross workshop

Cathedral community members gathered during Lent to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday services. For most of the group, this was their first experience with this task – and one they enjoyed immensely. The “locals” were joined by Heather and Neil Croucher who were in Brisbane to see their son for the first time in two and a half years. Heather and Neil are parishioners of St George’s Church, Preshute, Malbourough in the UK. They noticed the palm cross working group on the Cathedral website and decided to combine a visit to our beautiful Cathedral with the opportunity to be involved. The morning was a great success with a very satisfying pile of palm crosses crafted, and new friendships formed. Pictured are Lesley, Ingrida, Angie, Neil and Heather.

Saint Mary's Sesquicentenary committee

St Mary's , Kangaroo Point Facebook on 1 May 2022: "On Friday, 29 April 2022, we commemorated 150 years since the laying of the foundation stone of Saint Mary's Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point, by the Marquis of Normanby. Christopher Valtilla, the great-great grandson of the Marquis, marked the moment with a short speech. Pictured are Christopher Valtilla with Ruth Bonetti and Amanda Gearing of the Saint Mary's Sesquicentenary committee."

Children enjoying ice-cream

ThreeSixTeens (a Andrew's, Springfield discipleship group for school-aged children) hosted an evening of 'Ice Cream and Forts' on Friday 13 June 2022. The children, including Sophie Allen, Awuok Ayom and Cassie Howchin pictured here, were grouped in teams and given materials to build their own forts before sharing ice cream together.

Archbishop Eucharist

On the evening of 31 May 2022, the Archbishop presided over a special Eucharist, assisted by The Rev'd Dr Cerri Wynne, for the St Francis College community. Following the Eucharist, St Francis College staff, clergy, students and residents and their family members gathered for a fun-filled supper in Old Bishopsbourne.

South Sudanese community members and St Francis College staff

South Sudanese community members shared a laugh with St Francis College clergy and staff at a supper in Old Bishopsbourne following a special Eucharist, which was held in The Chapel of The Holy Spirit on 31 May 2022. Pictured are Atem Atem, Jacob Agoot and Mach and Anai, Rod Mengel, Linda Burridge, Garang Maleuth, Mary Reng and Mamuor Kunpeter.

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School students

Students at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School celebrated Floral Friday on 27 May 2022 as part of the school’s acknowledgement of National Reconciliation Week. Students donned florals and took part in traditional Islander dance led by many of the school’s First Nations students.

Anglicare Easter

Anglicare Southern Queensland Facebook on 21 April 2022: "Our residents at Abri celebrated Easter with a visit from the Easter Bunny to hand out Easter eggs and lots of chocolate. They had a delicious barbecue for lunch, which was moved inside due to the rain. A massive thank you to the Abri team for making this day very memorable for our residents."

The Rev'd Jessica Grant

Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)’s new Senior Chaplain, The Rev'd Jessica Grant, is pictured in the Canon Jones Memorial Chapel at Churchie on 6 May 2022. The Rev'd Jessica, who was most recently serving as Army Chaplain at The Royal Military College at Duntroon, continues to meet students, staff, parents and Old Boys and is looking forward to continuing her ministry at Churchie.

St Hilda's School dads

St Hilda's School Facebook on 22 April 2022: "Dads of the Junior School are being treated to a sausage sizzle and quality time with their daughters this afternoon. Thank you to our Father's Club for manning the BBQ and creating the opportunity for our Fathers to connect St Hilda's School wishes everyone a happy and safe long weekend ahead."

East Redland Anglican

East Redland Anglican Facebook 17 April 2022: "Bibi and Romilly asked why we didn’t have an Easter Garden like they remember from other years. The answer was simple – because you haven’t made one! So they set about fixing that…The Easter Garden tells the story visually – the tomb, the stone, the crosses, the nails, the linens within. It changes as the days and the story unfolds. Great work, kids! Thank you for your hard work. The garden has helped us all along our own Easter journeys."

The Rev'd Jon Brook and The Ven. Bronwyn Pagram

Anglican Parish of Goodna Facebook on 27 April 2022: "It was wonderful to attend the commissioning of The Rev'd Jon Brook to the parish of Inala this evening. Welcome to The Rev'd Jon and may God richly bless the parish as you do the 'slow ministry' of God's love together with the people of Inala." The Rev'd Jon is pictured with The Ven. Bronwyn Pagram.

Chur hie Founder’s Day Service

Anglican Church Grammar School's Founder’s Day Service was held at St John’s Cathedral on Tuesday 8 March 2022, where student leaders were commissioned for the year ahead.


Roscoe Library Facebook on 31 May 2022: "It's a wild and windy day in Brisbane. These two tawny frogmouths have chosen to shelter on the edge of the library; they are very welcome!"

Parish flowers

Anglican Parish of Maleny Montville Kenilworth Facebook on 8 May 2022: "One year in Maleny! Celebrating with cake and beautiful people and fantastic flowers!!"

Parishes of Caboolture and Gayndah

Anglican Parish of Caboolture Facebook 10 April 2022: "Big morning at church. Palm Sunday with palm crosses and lots of palm waving. Thanks to all those who helped and made the services so memorable. Great to have Cheryl and Angela visit the parish from Gayndah Anglican. Blessed us all with an abundance of citrus. Then off to lunch."

The Parish of Dalby

Dalby Anglican Facebook on 4 April 2022: "Yesterday was a joyful celebration of new beginnings as Bishop Cam visited Dalby Anglican - first to confirm Tom and Cam, then to open our new Ministry Centre! Thank to everyone who worked so hard to make the day so special. Praise God for his goodness and providence as we seek to know Jesus and make Jesus known!"

National Sorry Day

Anglicare Southern Queensland Facebook on 26 May 2022: "Today is National Sorry Day. The day is about remembering and acknowledging the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Many people turned up at Palm Beach today to pay their respects with many organisations holding stalls to welcome the community. They had the candle light vigil followed by a one minute silence to honour the Stolen Generation Survivors. Afterwards, the community participated in cultural activities like basket weaving and painting, which was enjoyed by all."

Bundaberg Eisteddfod

St Luke's Bundaberg Facebook on 10 May 2022: "Here's a selection of images taken from last week's Bundaberg Eisteddfod, including photos of practise, costumes, certificates earned, and teachers in attendance. "

St Matthew's, Holland Park

Bishop John Roundhill Facebook on 27 March 2022: "It was a surprise Sunday at St Matthew's, Holland Park for the confirmation of Darcy and Elliot. What a lovely service and it was beautifully decorated for both Easter and ANZAC. Well done, all."

Glennie High Tea

The Glennie School Facebook on 23 May 2022: "Not even the recent wet weather could keep our Glennie community away for the 2022 Glennie High Tea on Sunday, which was proudly brought together by the Performing Arts Supporters Association. With an exquisite selection of teas, macarons, fresh scones, delicate sandwiches and sweets on offer, current and past parents, Old Girls, grandmothers, sisters and friends filled the Lawrance Hall with smiles and laughter. Our Glennie Girls ensured no cup was left unfilled, and the rows of raffle prizes and gifts went to some very happy homes. Occasions like the Glennie High Tea go a long way in supporting the Performing Arts Program at Glennie, and is only possible due to the many volunteers and supporters in the lead up and on the day. We extend a very sincere thank you to the major sponsors, RB Finance, The Tea Centre, and Rytrans, whose continued generosity to both PASA and The Glennie School is greatly appreciated."

St Mark’s at Buderim

Bishop Jeremy Greaves Facebook 8 May 2022: "It was a bit like returning home when I visited St Mark’s at Buderim this morning. Wonderful to have such a warm welcome, a nice full church, good singing, all sorts of things to bless… and cake with lashings of fresh cream. Thanks Alan and Jane for the photos."

St Andrew's, Springfield

The Rev'd Charlie Lacey from St Andrew's, Springfield giving an introductory Kid's talk on Easter Sunday.

Baz the dog

Anglicare Southern Queensland Facebook on 25 May 2022: "If you've ever been to Southport Respite Centre, either as one of our clients or for another reason, you may have met Baz, often referred to as our CHO ('Chief Happiness Officer') at Southport. As the fur baby of our Southport Lifestyle Team Leader Glenda, Baz passed away after bringing joy to our clients and team for approximately 6 years. He was very much loved by clients and staff and we wanted to pay tribute to him with this post. Rest in peace, Baz!"