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Archbishop Jeremy Greaves’ Easter Day 2024 message

“I was recently at one of our schools to talk with Year 6 students about being a leader. Of all the questions asked of me by the Year 6 students, my favourite was: ‘What’s one thing you would tell your 15-year-old self?’…In the mystery of the resurrection that we celebrate at Easter, God tells us again and again: ‘Death does not have the final word…Love endures. Hope wins out’,” says Archbishop Jeremy Greaves

Cannon Hill Anglican College student Ethan Malouf, 12, was one of two students who “interrogated” Archbishop-elect Jeremy Greaves upon his entry into St John’s Cathedral on 16 December 2023

Archbishop Jeremy Greaves Installed at St John’s Cathedral in a service blending ancient traditions and modern sensibilities

The tenth Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane was Installed at St John’s Cathedral yesterday before a 1,000-strong congregation in a service blending ancient traditions and modern sensibilities, signalling the style of the Diocese’s new leader, The Most Rev’d Jeremy Greaves


Church leaders’ Easter statement on the environment

Dozens of church leaders, including many whose communities have been directly affected by flooding and bushfires, have signed an open letter calling for government leaders to take effective action to protect our climate


Helping people to find hope and peace as a hospital chaplain

“Towards the end of our conversation, the patient said that he felt as though his faith had been awakened. He also looked physically different – when I arrived he looked disengaged and down, but when I left his bedside he was relaxed and smiling. Before I left, he asked to pray for me, which was profound,” says hospital chaplain The Rev’d Peter Mayen


Hope’s two beautiful daughters

“Over the years I have known a few women by the name of ‘Hope’, but not one by the names ‘Courage’ or ‘Anger’. Prior to the advent of modern urban fantasy novels or dystopian fantasy novels, almost every courageous character I came across in the literature I read was male,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall's Advent 2020 message: the sustaining power of memory and hope

This Advent, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall tells us an amazing story of survival – of three fishermen who survived adrift at sea for seven long months: “What kept the fishermen going, so they said afterwards, were their faith in God and their memories of home and family…The story shows the power of memory and hope. It tells us a lot about the Christian life and about Advent in particular…We remember Christ born in Bethlehem, his amazing life…That life gives us hope that Christ will embrace us for eternity. Memory gives birth to hope…This Advent, please remember and hope.”