Industry COVID Safe Plan
On 5 June 2020, the Queensland Government approved an Industry COVID Safe Plan for reopening places of worship. By opting in and complying with the Industry Plan, faith communities can facilitate gatherings at places of worship with a maximum of 100 people (with restrictions, including having no more than one person per four square metres).
COVID-19 guidelines and information
Please continue to regularly check the Diocesan COVID-19 ‘Guidance and Information’ webpage for the latest information and updates relating to coronavirus restrictions and safety guidelines for parishes and ministries, including guidelines for weddings, funerals and hall hire.
Jobs and clergy vacancies
View the latest job opportunities for clergy and lay people.
Find out the latest clergy and staff appointments.
National Anglican family violence study
Clergy and lay leaders from randomly selected Anglican churches across Australia have been invited to take part in research that explores their responses to intimate partner violence. This study is part of a wider research project, titled the ‘National Anglican Family Violence Project‘, set up by the Anglican General Synod and its Family Violence Working Group. If you received a link to complete the survey, please do so and pass the survey on to any lay people in your church in identified leadership positions. In the coming months, there will be a broader invitation for anyone with a connection with the Anglican Church and experiences of family violence to share their experience through a separate online anonymous survey.
A message from ANFIN: changes to large cash deposits at Westpac branches
Westpac is currently reviewing its banking services for accepting large cash deposits, which will impact ANFIN clients. From 1 July 2020, over-the-counter cash deposits at Westpac branches will be limited to $7,500 cash per day and per account. To make a cash deposit over $7,500 to a Westpac account, the additional cash will need to be deposited over multiple days.
Hybrid Church Conversation series: Beyond the building
How are you engaging beyond the traditional church building? What exciting ministry opportunities have developed during these times? Hosted by the Diocesan COVID-19 Resource Collaboration Group, this conversation will explore doing mission and ministry outside of our church buildings. See other events in the Hybrid church conversation series.
Hybrid Church Conversation series: Building a culture of collaboration
How are you using online opportunities to build a collaborative culture that releases you to focus on your mission? Hosted by the Diocesan COVID-19 Resource Collaboration Group, this conversation will explore how to work collaboratively and build a great team of people around you. See other events in the Hybrid church conversation series.
Hybrid Church Conversation series: Fostering online communities
There are many examples of congregations engaging enthusiastically with online community. Hosted by the Diocesan COVID-19 Resource Collaboration Group, this conversation will explore what it takes to build and maintain online communities and engagement. See other events in the Hybrid Church Conversation Series.
Exploring the Bible
‘Exploring the Bible’ is a new online short course produced by St Francis College. The course features 38 short videos under six themes, with reflection/discussion questions for groups or individuals.
Enrol now for Semester 2
Study theology in a supportive environment with a nationally-recognised university partner. Enrolments are now open for Semester 2 subjects at St Francis College. Flexible learning options are available, including auditing of subjects and online learning. While face-to-face lectures will resume in Semester 2, online lectures will continue to be available for anyone wishing to learn remotely.
Spiritual Direction Formation Program
Applications are now open for the Spiritual Direction Formation Program at St Francis College. Course options include a ‘Certificate in Spiritual Direction’ (4 years, part-time) or ‘The Art of Contemplative Listening’ (1 year, part-time). Learn how to deepen your relationship with God and help companion others to a personal conversation with God. Applications close 31 July 2020.
Wednesday Morning Prayer
Join Archbishop Phillip Aspinall as he leads us in Morning Prayer each Wednesday. The Morning Prayer videos are available Wednesday morning each week and may also be watched at other times.
Written by clergy and lay people across the Diocese, Sunday Devotions are short reflections based on the lectionary readings of the day, suitable for small group discussion (e.g. via Skype, Zoom or group voice call) or personal use. Check out this week’s Sunday Devotion, written by Bishop Cam Venables. Share this devotion on your social media channels and in your e-newsletters.
St Bart’s, Toowoomba has recorded eight royalty-free classic hymns for parishes, ministries and individuals to use as resources, including ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ and ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’.
The Eagle online
St John’s Cathedral magazine, The Eagle, is now available electronically. Produced by the community of St John’s Cathedral, The Eagle explores in depth the issues that shape and sway us. The publication has recently moved to an electronic format due to COVID-19 and increasing printing costs. Read and share the latest edition.