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Waterloo Bay Christmas market

St George’s Church Hall
Corner Thorne Road and Victor Street
Birkdale  Qld  4159

Browse the stalls of crafts, jams and pickles, cakes and sweets, pre-loved books and garden plants at The Parish of Waterloo Bay’s festive markets. Other attractions include teddy tombola, lob-a-choc, coloured hairspray and face painting for the kids, as well as musical entertainment from popular children’s entertainer Puppetrix. Refreshments available. See more.

23 November 2022, Bethlehem, Palestine: Christmas decorations are alit along Star Street in central Bethlehem, said to have been the road travelled by Mary and Joseph on their way through the city (Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC)

As Bethlehem prepares for Christmas, "it’s all about community"

As Christians around the world mark the Advent season, preparations are in full swing in the place where it all started, Bethlehem, to celebrate that one story that lies at the heart of all Christian traditions, as shown in this photo essay


Bishop Cam Venables’ Christmas 2022 message

“If God became present two thousand years ago when regular people followed his leading, there is an implication that God will continue to do extraordinary things when regular people follow his leading today,” says Bishop Cam Venables, Archbishop’s Commissary


How to make rum balls with Chef Prem

The chefs and kitchen staff in Anglicare Southern Queensland’s residential aged care homes are incredibly talented and passionate about what they do. We asked some of them to show us how to make their favourite Christmas recipes. Here’s a step-by-step on how to make rum balls by Chef Prem from Symes Thorpe Residential Aged Care, Toowoomba

Justice & Advocacy

Give the gift that gives twice this Christmas

“Gift-giving is a popular Christmas tradition around the world, dating back to the three wise men who followed a star to the site of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem…As a keen supporter of Fair Trade products, I especially enjoy giving Fair Trade gifts to loved ones at Christmas because these gifts give twice,” says John Martin from The Parish of Robina