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Holy Week

Resources & Research Wadzanai Case with her artwork Resources & Research

St Bart’s, Toowoomba art exhibition

“St Bart’s, Toowoomba piloted a new initiative this year to help our community celebrate Easter. We launched our first art exhibition with over 80 artworks created by our congregation members. People from all three Sunday services participated, including the children. The theme for the artworks was ‘resurrection’,” says Diana Wong from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba

Bishop John Roundhill was piped into St James’ Church, Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast by parishioner Barry Cathcart on Monday 3 April 2023 during his third “Walking the Walk” Holy Week pilgrimage

A priest, a piper, prayer and dozens of pilgrims at God’s pace

Bishop John Roundhill covered over 120 kilometres across three cities during his third biblical-worthy Holy Week pilgrimage, and his highlights included prayer, fellowship and a surprise piper


Bishop Daniel Abot's Good Friday 2023 message

“One Good Friday in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya during the late 90s, I remember some people in the surrounding community started to attack women refugees who went to collect firewood for Good Friday commemorations…I am so grateful that everyone in Australia can commemorate Good Friday without the fear of being physically attacked,” says Bishop Daniel Abot


Bishop Jeremy Greaves' Holy Saturday 2023 message

“In the great liturgy of the Triduum, Holy Saturday comes as an awkward silence between the cross and the resurrection and the temptation is to fill it with noise and busyness. Many parishes will hold working bees or clean-up days on Holy Saturday in readiness for Easter Day…but if as Claude Debussy says, ‘Music is the silence between the notes’, we should respond to the invitation of Holy Saturday and stop, in silence and listen,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves