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Resourcing churches in advocacy and justice communications

Resource Church leader The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt tells us about the collaborative work the Cathedral has been doing in the advocacy and justice communications space to help resource our church leaders in their opinion piece and press release writing; community forum and workshop presenting; media liaison; campaigning; political lobbying; and, homily and public lecture crafting

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From biscuits to Bishop

The Rev’d Kate Ross tells us about trailblazing ordination of women campaigner, mother of six, nurse and midwife, childbirth educator and social justice advocate, Gwenneth Roberts, and about an exhibition she and Gwenneth are opening in the Cathedral to honour the women of our Diocese historically

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble will recreate a slice of entertainment history at St John's Cathedral on 4 March, performing the stage play A Sleep of Prisoners 60 years after it was first performed (L-R: cast members Angus Thorburn and actor/director Rob Pensalfini in rehearsals)

First play on Brisbane TV has historic Cathedral revival 60 years later

A slice of Queensland entertainment history will be recreated in St John’s Cathedral next month with a performance tribute to the 60th anniversary of the first television drama ever produced in Brisbane


Meet the Artist 1: Rebecca Holland and the Cathedral Shop

Gifted digital artist Rebecca Holland tells us about her art and a special piece, described as “an oasis in the midst of the city”, that she created for the Cathedral Shop which is featured on jigsaws, tote bags and mugs: “I don’t just draw figuratively…I am usually a bit more abstract, so I decided to draw the building, but also have the community aspect in it…the music, the coffee and the hands…to emphasise the community”