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Christmas carols

Reflections “Carols on the Hill” Christmas event at Holy Trinity, Woolloongabba Reflections

Shifting the conversation from “decline” to “possibility”

“This sense of freedom that emerged from being encouraged and resourced to give something a go helped change the narrative in our church. It shifted the conversation from ‘struggle’ and ‘decline’ to ‘opportunity’ and ‘possibility’. This narrative shift is the most valuable outcome of our Adapting Ministry in Complex Times pilot participation,” says The Rev’d Rosemary Gardiner

Video Video

What Child is This?

Hear The Rev’d Michael Calder and Bree Uebergang from St Bart’s, Toowoomba sing a soulful rendition of this classic 19th century Christmas carol, which they recorded at Toowoomba Anglican School


‘God, whose love is everywhere’: a Christmas song

“There will be a place for the traditional songs in Christmas services again this year. But as enjoyable as the well-known carols are, there is always a need for a fresh sound, for a different text that can help us think anew about the nature of our Christmas celebration,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole


Carols by glow stick

The Rev’d Adam Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba shares some simple ideas and helpful resources for churches so they can run enjoyable and effective Christmas carol events for their communities


Carols for the Earth

People of faith from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change sang ‘Carols for The Earth’ in the Brisbane CBD to remind ourselves, the community and elected leaders of our responsibility to look after our common home, planet Earth. The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, Dean of Brisbane’s St John’s Anglican Cathedral, said that we must stand up for urgent action and support renewable energy projects, especially in Queensland.