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Service: Reconciliation Week 2022

The Church of St John the Evangelist
181 Wardell Street
Enoggera  Qld  4051

This service of prayer, song and story seeks to overcome any divisions or differences, especially between the First Nations People of this land and all others who now share with us. We seek to walk together Reconciled in the love of Jesus Christ. We seek to be brave, be strong. See more.

Features The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase is pictured with Tony Robertson Features

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation: “a coming together of hearts, minds and souls”

“The focus on prayer during the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation will give us all an opportunity to pray specifically for a building up of the Body of Christ in a coming together of First Nations peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. The power of this is a coming together of hearts, minds and souls,” says The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase, Chair of the ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

News

Prayer Spaces: a Lenten and Easter journey

At St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Prayer Spaces are held each term for both the primary and secondary students to explore life’s big questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. The most recent of the school’s Prayer Spaces was themed around the Lenten and Easter seasons

Reflections

How the churches’ sanctuary offer shone a light on the detention centre regime, turning the tide for people seeking safety

“While preparing for the hastily organised sanctuary liturgy all those years ago, I vividly remember looking for vigil candles. As I picked up a box of 100 candles in the storage room, I looked at them hoping that enough people would turn up to light them all. Later that day, as more and more people arrived at the vigil, I had to keep bringing additional candles out from storage for people to light. In the end, 1,500 people turned up. I have never been happier to be 500 short of anything in my life,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt