anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

Good Friday

Video Video of Sarah Plowman giving her Maundy Thursday message Video

The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman's Maundy Thursday 2022 message

“The Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are not separate events, but are one liturgy, broken in the middle by a long night where solitary contemplation and prayer are the vehicles for each of us to wrestle with the violence and injustice of Jesus’ trial and punishment. There are some things that are only understood from within our own skin, knowing our own injustices and our own response to the violence we see in the world,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman

Video Video of Bishop Jeremy giving his Good Friday message Video

Bishop Jeremy Greaves' Good Friday 2022 message

“A great deal of ink, and even blood, has been spilled trying to make sense of the cross and why God might let an innocent man die in such a horrific way…It seems to me that rather than debate the merits or otherwise of one theory over another, it is better on Good Friday to simply hear the story… to hear the story of Good Friday and let it speak into our life here and now,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves


Bishop Jeremy Greaves’ Good Friday 2020 message

“As we come once again to the cross this Good Friday, we are called to remember that, like our ancestors, we also have choices to make at every intersection. We can be indifferent or engaged, apathetic or involved, overwhelmed or determined, fearful or hopeful,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves


Raisin' the curtain on the not-so-humble hot cross bun

“While the spiced bun’s popularity has been on the rise since medieval times, discussions about its origins quickly peel off into a hotly contested debate,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald, who asks, “How do you HCB?” and “Can you please send us your favourite recipe?”


Carbon fast and prayer for Lent

Join other local Anglicans, like Justice Unit Coordinator Jen Basham, and do a carbon fast this Lent: “Together, taking small but important actions, we can dramatically reduce our carbon pollution”