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Explore Anglican Foundations — 12 informative and entertaining lectures

Lecture Room 1
St Francis College
233 Milton Rd
Milton  Qld  4064

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the Anglican Church from Archbishop Phillip Aspinall and Bishop Jonathan Holland. The course, consisting of 12 lectures presented over four Saturdays (5 Nov 2022, 28 January and 11 & 25 February, 2023), provides a door to a deeper understanding of Anglicanism, with time for questions and reflections. Cost: $300. See more.

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Our key focus areas

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall speaks about the key focus areas of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Vision Statement: “Your faith community has a vital role in each of these five key focus areas. I look forward to hearing how you are contributing to making our shared vision a reality”

The figure of ‘The Good Shepherd’ is emblazoned on two chalices that belong to the ‘Tufnell Collection’ of silverware, housed within the Cathedral Precinct (Image courtesy of the Records and Archives Centre, Anglican Church Southern Queensland)

Why the Diocesan shepherd lost his halo

The image of the shepherd as the primary symbol of our Diocese was established when our first Bishop was consecrated in 1859. What many don’t know is that in the mid-1950s, the motif changed from a ‘Good Shepherd’, an image of Christ with a halo, to a simple shepherd representing pastoral care. Why this occurred was considered somewhat a mystery, until now


Order of Australia: an honour shared

The Archbishop of Brisbane, The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, was today appointed a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia (General Division) as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List


A bold new sports precinct

St John’s Anglican College recently hosted the official opening and dedication of their new Sports Centre, welcoming Archbishop Phillip Aspinall and His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland


Benedict of Nursia

“Why has Benedict’s Rule been so popular historically? Because The Rule of Saint Benedict embodies a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness,” says Sr Gillian Gardiner, as St Benedict’s Feast Day is marked on 11 July