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Jobs & Announcements

Jobs

Rector, Anglican Parish of the Ascension Heatley (Diocese of North Queensland)

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The Anglican Parish of The Ascension, Heatley, in Townsville, is seeking a Rector. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and expand existing ministries and to reach out to families and the community, including the ADF and the James Cook University. View the parish profile. For further information, please email Archdeacon Kenneth Lay: kenneth700@gmail.com.

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The Parish of Auchenflower-Milton

The Parish of Auchenflower-Milton is seeking a new parish priest.  The parish is located at Milton 3 km from Brisbane CBD. The parish priest will be supported by a paid admin officer as well as dedicated volunteers. The parish vision – to be a contemplative, connected, creative and celebrating diverse community of faith. The parish is seeking a priest who is welcoming and affirming of all, connecting theology to everyday life. This is a part-time role. See more.

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The Parish of Surfers Paradise

The Parish of Surfers Paradise is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is located on the beautiful Gold Coast (one hour south of Brisbane). The parish priest will be supported by paid clergy and staff as well as dedicated volunteers. The large family-sized rectory is located next to the church backing onto a canal with water views. The parish is seeking a priest who loves Christ, His Word, people, and work; who is able to minister to and care for traditional and contemporary congregations. This is a full-time role. See more.

Anniversary

The Parish of All Saints', Booval

The Parish of All Saints’ Booval will celebrate 125 years of ministry on Sunday 16 May 2021, with a service at 9 am presided by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall. Previous parishioners and all interested people are invited to join in this service at the church, located at 144 Brisbane Road, Booval. At the service, the book ‘Unleashed: Stories from All Saints’ Booval’ will be launched by the Archbishop. Please RSVP (by 9 May): email admin@allsaintsbooval.com or phone (07)  3282 1471.

Announcements

Rescheduled Annual Chrism Eucharist and Renewal of Ordination Vows

The rescheduled Annual Chrism Eucharist and Renewal of Ordination Vows will be held on Thursday 22 April at 7.00 pm in St John’s Cathedral. The Liturgical colour will be white. Canons, Area Deans and Archdeacons are invited to wear copes. For planning purposes, please register your intention to attend.

Appointment

The Reverend Sarah Plowman

The Reverend Sarah Plowman has been appointed as Honorary Canon of St John’s Cathedral. The installation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Sarah.

Appointment

The Reverend Lizzie Gaitskell

The Reverend Lizzie Gaitskell will be collated as Archdeacon of Cunningham. The collation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Lizzie.

Appointment

Rebecca McLean

Rebecca McLean has been appointed to the position of Wellbeing and Development Officer, Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission, and will commence in the role on Tuesday 6 April 2021. Rebecca will implement programs and initiatives that support clergy wellbeing and professional and ministerial development, including assisting with the roll out of the professional supervision program. Congratulations to Rebecca.

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The Parish of Chelmer-Graceville

The Parish of Chelmer-Graceville is seeking a new parish priest. The Parish is located 9 kms west of Brisbane CBD in the leafy well-established suburbs of Chelmer and Graceville. St David’s has a fine collection of stained-glass windows and is heritage listed. The parish has a vibrant community. The parish priest will be supported by licensed clergy/lay preacher, paid staff and dedicated volunteers. The parish is looking for a person who can balance traditional Anglican values with the changing values and beliefs of today’s modern society. This is a full-time role. See more.

Appointment

The Reverend Stewart Perry

The Reverend Stewart Perry has been appointed as Honorary Canon of St John’s Cathedral. The installation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Stewart.

Appointment

The Reverend Ann McGuinness

The Reverend Ann McGuinness has been appointed as Honorary Canon of St John’s Cathedral. The installation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Ann.

Appointment

The Reverend Paul Mitchell

The Reverend Paul Mitchell has been appointed as Residentiary Canon of St John’s Cathedral. The installation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Paul.

Appointment

The Reverend Nicole Colledge

The Reverend Nicole Colledge has been appointed as Residentiary Canon of St John’s Cathedral. The installation will be held at the rescheduled annual Chrism Eucharist at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday 22 April at 7 pm. Congratulations to Nicole.

Jobs

The Parish of Holland Park

The Parish of Holland Park is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is located 6 kms from the Brisbane CBD. The parish priest will be supported by retired clergy, parish council and dedicated volunteers. The parish is focused upon both numerical and spiritual growth.   There is a newly built family-sized rectory next to the church. The parish is looking for a sympathetic and inclusive priest being passionate and committed. This is a full-time role. See more.

Anniversary

St Mark's Anglican Church (Parish of The Gap)

St Marks’ Anglican Church, The Gap, will mark and celebrate 100 years of worship with a special centenary service on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 9 am. Bishop Jeremy Greaves will preside and preach at the service. The service will feature an audiovisual presentation, musical performances, and a blessing of the second edition of John Stalley’s book about the history of St Mark’s. There will also be a display showcasing the past 100 years of life in The Gap. See more.

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The Parish of Caloundra-Glasshouse Country

The Parish of Caloundra-Glasshouse Country is seeking a new parish priest. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast (one hour north of Brisbane), the Parish incorporates three worship centres: Caloundra, Mooloolah and Beerwah. The Parish seeks to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. The Parish is seeking a priest with good communication skills and the ability to lead worship and preach in a way that helps parishioners grow in their faith. Find out more about the Parish and be introduced to parishioners in this short video. See more.

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The Parish of Pittsworth

The Parish of Pittsworth is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is located just forty minutes drive south-west of Toowoomba (200km west of Brisbane). The parish priest will be supported by dedicated and friendly volunteers. The parish is faithful, friendly and community minded and is looking for a priest who will build on these core strengths. This is a part-time role. Please contact Bishop Cam Venables for further information. See more.

Anniversary

Christ Church, Murgon (Parish of Barambah)

Christ Church, Murgon, Parish of Barambah, will celebrate its centenary anniversary (1920–2020) on Sunday 11 April 2021, with a Eucharist and service of thanksgiving at 10 am with Archbishop Phillip Aspinall presiding and preaching. The service will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall. A comprehensive history of Christ Church, Murgon, celebrating 100 years of Anglicanism in the area, will be available.

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The Parish of South Brisbane

The Parish of South Brisbane is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is located 4 kms from the Brisbane CBD in the suburb of South Brisbane. St Andrews Anglican Church and buildings are heritage-listed. The parish priest will be supported by paid clergy and staff,  as well as dedicated volunteers. The parish is an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life. There is a brand-new purpose-built rectory. The parish is seeking a priest with a passion to reach out, to build strong, meaningful relationships and who can think and plan strategically to set clear visions and pathways for renewal and growth. This is a full-time role. See more.

Announcements

Coronavirus: Latest information for parishes and ministries

Click here for the latest parish and ministry COVID-19 information, including restrictions relating to the total number of people permitted at gatherings; guidelines for worship and other services; and, information about protecting yourself and others.

Announcements

Parishes live streaming or recording services

Click here to find out what churches across our Diocese are providing live streaming, recorded or online Sunday services and other online content while gatherings are restricted to help protect our communities. We look forward to welcoming you to church online.

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The Parish of Gayndah

The Parish of Gayndah is seeking a new parish priest. The Parish is situated in the Wide Bay area of Queensland along fertile plains beside the Burnett River, in the most northern area of the Diocese. The Parish is seeking a God-centred and Spirit-filled leader who engages with scripture, connects theology to everyday life, and is able to nurture parishioners through spiritual practices such as prayer, worship, study and service. See more.

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The Parish of Tamborine Mountain

The Parish of Tamborine Mountain is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is located in scenic hinterland, 40 minutes from the Gold Coast beaches, with the principal church (St George’s) located in Eagle Heights and an additional church (St Luke’s) located in Canungra. The parish priest will be supported by three retired priests, a clerical assistant, a number of liturgical assistants and dedicated volunteers. The parish is a friendly, hospitable and socially-minded community, with a focus on outreach activities. The rectory is a large family-sized home based in Eagle Heights. The parish is seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic and energetic priest, who is solid in Anglican identity and in knowledge of the scriptures. See more.

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The Parish of All Saints', Brisbane

The Parish of All Saints’, Brisbane is seeking a new parish priest. The parish is centrally located on Wickham Terrace in the Brisbane CBD. People travel from all parts of Brisbane and beyond to worship at All Saints’, attracted by the traditional liturgy and fine music. The parish has a strong outreach focus. The new parish priest will be supported by retired priests and a number of licensed assistants. The parish is seeking an energetic Bible-based priest with a charismatic personality. See more.