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Listening

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall at the Cathedral: WINDOWS book launch, which was held immediately after the anniversary service: (L-R) Alwyne Nunn (major sponsor of the Cathedral: WINDOWS book), Brett Gow (Alex Gow Funerals, major sponsor of the Cathedral: WINDOWS book), Matt Tesch (who coordinated the book with Jacki), His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland, Jacki Scott (who coordinated the book with Matt Tesch), Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, Greg Nunn (major sponsor of the Cathedral: WINDOWS book) and Dan O’Connor (major sponsor Cathedral: WINDOWS book, on behalf of Churchie)
Homilies & Addresses

Archbishop's sermon: 10th Anniversary of Cathedral Consecration and Feast Day of St Simon and St Jude

“Being prepared to listen and to learn from others who are different, presupposes that no one person or group can possess the whole truth of the infinity of God,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

Homilies & Addresses

Queensland Mental Health Week: service address

Anglicare and St John’s Cathedral co-hosted a special service today to mark Queensland Mental Health Week, with The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari giving the service address: “As people of God we are called to respond to need, to be loving to all, to be there, to be a friend to those who need a friend, to allow people to belong somewhere”

Reflections

Biases and bunkers

“I suspect the tendency to very quickly retreat into our bunkers, and to start actively protecting ourselves by attacking ‘the opposition’ is driven, at least in part, by the way people feel so certain about their positions – such that if anyone disagrees, they must be fundamentally wrong,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt

Reflections

Parish partnerships in community outreach

“I have learnt that by listening and asking questions, my neighbours teach me how they want and need to be loved, and that by listening together we can achieve great things,” says community development worker and Liturgical Assistant Sarah Gover from the Parish of North Pine