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Deacon, St John's Anglican Cathedral

The Rev'd Dr Ann Solari

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The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari is a Deacon at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane where she coordinates the Baptism program and Children’s Ministry. She is a General Medical Practitioner working with vulnerable people within the homeless sector in central Brisbane.

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Articles by The Rev'd Dr Ann

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Human trafficking

“As ordinary people living ordinary lives…we are part of the worldwide network of consumers who buy the products and services that make money for human traffickers. It is our responsibility as people who are called to love our neighbours to educate ourselves about where we are spending our money,” says The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari from St John’s Cathedral

Resources & Research The Rev'd Dr Ann Solari with Cathedral Kids Ministry friends Resources & Research

Cathedral children’s ministry: keeping it simple, making it welcoming

“In our 9.30am Sunday services we have organised activities in the children’s area, with a focus on building community and making church a place children want to be in. It’s important for children and other young people to have a positive experience of church, so that later on in their lives if something goes awry they know that church is a safe and welcoming place they can go to,” says The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari

Bishop Cam Venables had a skin cancer removed from his cheek on 29 July 2020, with 24 stitches to his face showing the margins. Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, so Bishop Cam recommends that all Queenslanders get a skin check each year. For more information, visit the Cancer Council Queensland website and use the free online Cancer Risk Calculator.

The power of sharing stories

When Bishop Cam Venables had a skin cancer removed from his cheek in late July and subsequently shared about his experience online, the unexpected flow-on effects for other local Anglicans were significant – hear what Bishop Cam and others in our community have to say

Homilies & Addresses

Queensland Mental Health Week: service address

Anglicare and St John’s Cathedral co-hosted a special service today to mark Queensland Mental Health Week, with The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari giving the service address: “As people of God we are called to respond to need, to be loving to all, to be there, to be a friend to those who need a friend, to allow people to belong somewhere”