to St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane
St John's Cathedral is home to a community which seeks to bring the best of Anglican tradition into dialogue with the issues and needs of our day.
We strive for open-minded conversation, seek to practice inclusion, and reflect on how we might see our beliefs put into action. We want this to be a place where people are encouraged to seek God and progress their own spiritual journeys.
The cathedral itself, a renowned Brisbane landmark, serves as a magnet, where diverse people gather to worship, celebrate, seek solace, converse and learn.
Dean of Brisbane
Our hands shake as we try to construct you,
block on block.
But you, cathedral We dimly perceive-
who can bring you to completion?
What's Rome? It crumbled.
What is the world? We are destroying it
before your towers can taper into spires,
before we can assemble your face
from the piles of mosaic.
Yet sometimes in dream
I take in your whole expanse,
from its deepest beginnings
up to the rooftop's glittering ridge.
And then I see it is my mind
that will fashion
and set the last pieces in place.
Rilke, Book of Hours, 1,15