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St Martin’s War Memorial Hospital nurses and a clergyperson in the 1930s
People & History

St Martin’s House legacy celebrated at centenary celebrations

“During the recent centenary celebrations, the St Martin’s House corridors were filled once again with nurse chatter as tours were conducted to the top-floor operating theatre and the old ground-floor wards – now the staff kitchen, music room and Darnell Room,” says the Cathedral’s, Helen Wootton


Empowered to make a difference

Almost $500,000 has been raised by the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School community for Queenslanders affected by cancer through an entirely student-led initiative – the Ponytail Project. In 2019, Cancer Council Queensland adopted the students’ campaign idea, encouraging schools across the state to involve their students in the cause


The history and origins of St Martin’s House and Pyrmont Private Hospital

“Today, St Martin’s House still serves a vital role for the Cathedral and our wider Diocesan community. Its role as a hospital ceased in 1971, and after much debate about its future, it was renovated and is now used as office space for our Archbishop, Regional Bishops and clergy and staff for the Cathedral and various Commissions. However, there are still some mysteries that my research is yet to solve,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers


“I first heard about Jesus when someone on the street gave me a Bible”

“When we become aware that God is calling us to ordained ministry, it may at first come as a bit of a surprise; a realisation deep within that feels both right, yet strangely uncomfortable,” says The Rev’d Fang Ling Quested, as she shares her story of faith that brought her from the Buddhist temples of Taiwan to ordination in Brisbane, as Vocations Month continues