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Multi-faith service: faiths for climate justice

St John’s Cathedral
373 Ann Street
Brisbane  Qld  4000

This multi-faith service, one of several to be held across Australia, will support calls by faith leaders for policies that are fairer towards those impacted most by damage to the climate. Organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), the service will feature music, chanting, meditation and prayers. People of any faith tradition, or no faith, are welcome. See more.


Pastoral care skills workshop (Lab 1)

St Francis College
233 Milton Road
Milton  Qld  4064

Held over two long weekends in October, this practical course designed by Queensland Churches Together will equip you with knowledge and skills to listen well and show care to others in pastoral conversations. The course is suitable for priests, lay ministers, chaplains, and pastoral carers, as well as anyone who wants to improve their listening skills. See more.


'Intensive Journal' workshop

Maheno Room
St John the Baptist Anglican Church
171 Oxford Street
Bulimba  Qld  4171

The Parish of Bulimba, in partnership with the Eremos Institute, is offering a two-day workshop introducing the ‘Intensive Journal’ process — a practical tool designed to help you explore your inner stirrings and get to know the inner core of your life on a deeper level. See more.


Ultreya — Cursillo gathering

St Anne’s Anglican Church
26 Highfields Road
Toowoomba  Qld  4352

Themed ‘Living water’, the Highfields Ultreya will be a joyous time of fellowship, worship, singing, prayer, hearing from a special guest witness speaker and group discussion. This event is for Cursillistas (those who have completed a Cursillo weekend) and anyone else interested in joining the Cursillo movement. The event will start with lunch at 12 noon (BYO), with the session starting at 1 pm, followed by afternoon tea. See more.


Singing the Psalms

St Thomas’ Anglican Church
corner High & Jephson Streets
Toowong  Qld  4066

Discover the beauty of the Book of Psalms through singing and praying these ancient hymns of praise to God at this community event with afternoon tea included. Entry by donation. See more.


Carnival of Light

The Springfield Anglican College (Secondary Campus)
2 Steve Croft Circuit
Springfield  Qld  4300

Carnival of Light is a light-themed evening of fun activities, games and competitions. Featuring three very popular inflatables activities (‘Wrecking ball’, ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Tropical island jumping castle’), along with loads of other games and activities, food and a party bag to take home, the Carnival promises to be a fun-filled evening for children and youth of all ages. See more.


Long lunch: Society of the Sacred Advent

St Paul’s Anglican Church
554 Vulture Street
East Brisbane  Qld  4169

As part of the celebrations to mark 30 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Australia, the Society of the Sacred Advent in partnership with St Paul’s, East Brisbane is hosting a long lunch, followed by a conversation on the topic of ‘Women and leadership in the Anglican Church’. Tickets: $30 per person. Limited complimentary tickets available for those who cannot afford to pay — please contact The Rev’d Gillian Moses. See more.


Northern Region lay retreat

Raymont Residential College
Cadell Street
Auchenflower  Qld  4066

Take an opportunity to pause and wait on God in this silent weekend retreat for lay people from across the Diocese. The retreat will be facilitated by The Rev’d Dr Sarah Bachelard, Anglican Priest, author and international speaker, and will include an introduction on Friday night by Bishop Jeremy Greaves. See more. 


Clergy Summer School 2023

The Southport School
2 Winchester St
Southport  Qld  4215

Clergy Summer School returns this January with guest speakers The Rev’d Bosco Peters, who will share some exciting ways to journey through ‘The Way of the Desert’, and The Rev’d Dr Ruth Mathieson, who will explore some thoughts on the Gospel of Matthew. The program also includes a social interest session, with Angligreen discussing ways parishes and individuals can reduce their carbon footprint. View the conference program and flyer. Register online.