Weekly News



On December 8,  6pm-9pm St Andrew’s will be hosting a Community Christmas Party. This event will have a BBQ with sausages and steak sandwiches, stalls from local providers, Christmas lights, performances and communal singing. We will be looking for people to help to ensure the success of this event. Please consider your involvement in this event, speak to Sue or Deian for more details and lock this date in your calendar. We are looking forward to this being a significant event in the life of our local community.

We are seeking donations of Christmas lights (or cash for the purchase) for the Community Christmas Party. We are looking for specific brands:

  • lytworx 500 fairy lights “warm white” $50
  • Arlec 10m connectable rope light $20

*** Reminder *** From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. St Andrew’s will be recognising this annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation and our liturgy during September will reflect the season. At St Andrew’s, this season culminates with a pet blessing service on October 13 at 11:30am


Our Christian Meditation Group meets every week on Wednesday nights at 7pm. All are welcome, even (or especially) if you have never meditated before. You are also invited to gather before meditation from 6:15pm in the Paxton-Hall Room for conversation over refreshments.

Pasta, Movie and Chat: Invictus – The next movie and discussion night is on Sunday 20 October from 5:30- 8:30pm in the Undercroft. This movie tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the Captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. The movie is rated PG (Parental Guidance under 13 years) so it is a movie that can be enjoyed across age groups. Cost is a $10 donation for those who can afford it towards food and the movie license. After the movie there will be time for reflection on the themes and story.

Getting to know A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA) Our prayer book is full of wonderful resources for private prayer as well as corporate worship, but not everyone is familiar with all the book has to offer. A conversation about the prayer book will be offered on Sunday 27 October after the 9:30am service.

All Souls Service: Sunday 3 November 6pm This is a special service to hold a space for and remember all those you have loved who have died. There will be an opportunity to add names to the list to be read out during this non-eucharistic service of prayers, poetry, music, silence and the lighting of candles. This service is designed to be a sacred space that is accessible to all, regardless of church experience, so please invite any whom you feel may benefit from a beautiful liturgy to remember those they have loved.

Bíshop lan Lambert, the Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force, has advised that Sunday 10 November has been designated “Defence Sunday” and is the day prior to Remembrance Day. Thís day is an opportunity to highlíght the work of the Anglican Church among Defence personnel and their families and to pray for thís mínistry.

Time to order your Australian Anglican Church Calendar for 2020.  Details are at the back of the church.  Cost $15.00 each.


Chance to win an iPad for you and your priest or chaplain*To celebrate the one-year anniversary of anglican focus going online, anglican focus is giving away two iPads – one to a reader and one to the winning reader’s nominated priest or chaplain – so two people in our Diocesan community can read anglican focus on new devices. The winner will be drawn from the pool of anglican focus e-news subscribers at 4pm on Friday 6 December 2019. To subscribe to the anglican focus e-news, visit anglicanfocus.org.au/subscribe/. For more competition information, including terms and conditions, please visit anglicanfocus.org.au/win-ipad/. *Terms and conditions apply.

We support local community groups with donations of food and non-perishable items. Items currently being requested include laundry powder (not liquid) and dish washing liquid. If you are able to donate any of these items it would be greatly appreciated.

We support the Goodna Parish Pantry and donations of food and non-perishable goods always welcomed. They are also in need of stationary items including items for children for school, toiletries, and women’s sanitary supplies.

Please leave donated items in a box at the rear of the church so they can be presented with our other offerings at the service.

 Episode 40- On the Way: How did we get here? Politics, Democracy and Liberation with Jeff Sparrow In the first of this series of recordings from the Byron Writers Festival, Jeff Sparrow joins Dom and Sue to talk about the ideologies of our times that are driving popular political, cultural and religious rhetoric, and how we can reclaim our voice in truthful conversations and liberating community action. Jeff is a writer, editor, broadcaster and author of a number of books including Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right. https://omny.fm/shows/on-the-way

 Civilisational Hybridity, Trust-building and the Vibrancy of Western Multicultural Societies:The Christian-Muslim experience. Thu. 17 October 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. A Muslim and a Christian will present talks on better understanding one another in Western multicultural societies and on the meeting 800 years ago between the Christian St Francis and Muslim Sultan of Palestine, Syria, and Egypt: al-Malik al-Kamil. The meeting having an impact on both their lives and a legacy that endures even now. This is 1 of 2 events that will be held on this topic. The first one held at Griffith University. The second one will be held at the University of Queensland Multi-faith Chaplaincy on the 22nd of October 10am-11:30am In this second one we will look at both the Quran and Bible. For more information – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/civilisational-hybridity-tickets-72348499309?ref=eios

A DAY FOR JANE Charity Golf and Gala Event (in aid of KIDS HELPLINE)  Friday 15th November 2019 – Indooroopilly Golf Club – Tickets for this event can be purchased through OzTix https://adayforjane.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/1847ae47-ca53-4cc9-8b20-66da4101ba75?Event=107405 and dayforjane.com with all profits going to Kids Helpline to help support the hugely important work they do for young people. For more information about this event please go to https://www.dayforjane.com/