Sonatas in South Brisbane – Concert 2

This afternoon St Andrew’s South Brisbane hosted the second of three performances in this year’s concert series “Sonatas in South Brisbane”. Brisbane-born John Granger Fisher, one of Australia’s foremost concert…

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A 50th wedding anniversary celebration

At morning tea after the 8:30 am service at St Andrew’s yesterday, attendees joined long-time parishioners Allan and Annette Sauer in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple met in…

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A tribute to the late John Keith Rae

This is the eulogy I delivered at the Memorial Service for the late John Keith Rae, held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church South Brisbane on Sunday 15 August, 2021. When…

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Celebrating Miriam’s 97th birthday

Miriam, one of our church’s longest-serving parishioners, celebrated her 97th birthday recently. Miriam’s story Miriam was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) on 10 June 1924. She was the…

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Rev Hugh’s thank you gift to St Andrew’s

On 31 May 2021, Rev Dr Hugh Begbie (“Hugh” to us) completes an 8-month term as locum priest-in-charge of St Andrew’s Anglican Parish South Brisbane. Last month, as a parting…

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St Andrew’s Choir – A Proud History

There has been a choir at St Andrew’s Anglican Church South Brisbane for most (if not all) of its 142+ years. In this article, Margaret Powell recounts some of the…

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On 19 January, a bulldozer ran through some shacks by the side of a railway track. In a matter of hours, some 50 families were made homeless. Of course, I…

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St Andrew’s South Brisbane: A Fascinating History

St Andrew’s Anglican Parish South Brisbane boasts one of Brisbane’s oldest church buildings. The 142-year-old building, which remains a much-loved place of worship today, has a fascinating history. On Saturday…

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The Place of Lament

Walter Brueggemann, in a sermon on the psalms, discusses the place of lament. As he does so he begins by referring to occasions in the story of Jesus when the…

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Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter

This year Rev Ian McGrath will be looking after the Ash Wednesday service. As most who attend are retired, we have decided to hold the service at 12.30 pm. Not…

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