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Community engagement

Matthew Hale Public Library

The Mathew Hale Public Library (MHPL) provides resources and ministries that help strengthen leadership in Brisbane’s churches and beyond. The library is located in the Blue Room, St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 160 Vulture Street, South Brisbane. The library is temporarily closed for the foreseeable future to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

For more information, click here to make an inquiry.

Orchestra Corda Spiritus

Orchestra Corda Spiritus (“Hearts and Spirits”) is a Brisbane-based ensemble of musicians who pour their heart and spirit into the great classics. The Orchestra fills a special niche in the classical music scene in Brisbane. Its players and soloists are music professionals who relish the additional opportunity to perform the great classics, several times a year, under inspiring directorship.

The orchestra’s dedicated audiences clearly appreciate the chance to hear such wonderful music, wonderfully performed, in beautiful venues such as the church building at St Andrew’s South Brisbane.

The success and healthy public interest enjoyed by the orchestra is due largely to people behind the scenes who believe in it, such as Margaret Powell (former Director of Music, St Andrews South Brisbane), her daughter Anne Warren, and the folk at Brisbane’s radio station 4MBS, especially Gary Thorpe.

The orchestra has recorded a number of CDs and several performances have been broadcast on 4MBS. 

The orchestra practices in our Church Hall, and many of its concerts are held at St Andrew’s South Brisbane.

For more information, contact Margaret Powell.

Bellringers of St Andrew’s

The Bellringers of St Andrew’s ring the church’s peal of six bells each week prior to the 8:30 am Sunday service and for weddings and other events as requested.

Practice time: Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Weekly bellringing: Sunday 8:00 – 8:30 am

For further information, contact Kellie Hajek.

National Trust of Australia (Queensland)

Our beautiful church building and hall are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register. St Andrew’s Anglican Church South Brisbane was added to the register on 21 October 1992. Consequently, our buildings come under the auspices of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).

The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is a not-for-profit organisation and member-based charity which offers people the opportunity to feel connected to significant places, such as our heritage-listed buildings. The Trust’s mission is “To protect, conserve and celebrate Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage”.

For information on how you can support the upkeep of St Andrew’s heritage buildings by a tax-deductible donation to our account at the National Trust of Australia (Queensland), click here.

Waiters Union

The Waiters Union is a network of residents in West End who are committed to developing a sense of community in the locality with our neighbours, including those who are marginalised, in the radical tradition of Jesus of Nazareth.

Members of the Waiters Union are involved in the 6.30 pm Sunday Community Celebration services at St Andrew’s South Brisbane and, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, conducted fortnightly Community Meals at St Andrew’s South Brisbane. The group’s focus is on ministry to needy and/or marginalised folk in the local community.

For more information, contact Dave Andrews.

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