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Sometimes it can feel as if all we do is wait. We wait for news, wait for a bus, wait for a phone to ring, wait for a birth, wait for death, wait a minute, wait what seems like forever, wait for Friday, wait for the holidays, wait for a chance, wait for a change, wait for someone to realise that they’re wrong.
We pass the time, knowing that something is just around the corner. Something big, little, good, bad, exciting or that fills us with dread – every part of our being is in anticipation of that thing for which we wait.
The Lennon song would have us believe that “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” – but that presupposes that we’re active enough to make other plans! Instead, we often simply sit and wait, passively hoping that things will change, expecting things to change, missing out on the life around us as we wait.
As we enter this season of Advent, ostensibly a season of “waiting”, it can be tempting to focus on the goal, on the thing coming down the pike – the season of Christmas, a golden bauble of family and friends and fun and frivolity at the end of a long year full of its fair share of heartache.
But by focussing on the end of the road, we may miss out on the journey along the way. “Every day, in every way, it’s getting better and better.”
Life doesn’t have to wait for a day on the calendar. Life is all around us, every day.

All that remains is for us to open our eyes and see it.








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Trinity is a Community of Anglicans and has offered worship and served the local and wider community since 1856. This is a church in the Catholic tradition of the Anglican Church where the worship is offered with great care, with celebration involving ceremonial and musical traditions.  The Mass is at the heart of the Parish Community life.

The present church was constructed in 1876/77, and nearby Trinity Hall and the Rectory where the priests live replaced earlier buildings in 1891/1892. Now rather an oasis surrounded by both commercial and residential zones, Trinity maintains open grounds and a place of relative quiet. The church is open most days, all day. It is surrounded by mature trees and provides a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Valley.

We welcome many and any - Trinity is inclusive of people of differing national origins, lifestyles, the lonely and wounded as well as those who seek just and fair Christian outcomes, based on the values our Lord expounded, practised and taught.


Page reviewed 27 November 2015




Fr Trevor Bulled O.G.S.
Contact: 3852 1635 or 0413 995 021

Church Wardens
James Tranter
Phillip Rule

Director of Music
David Webster

Robert Dearness B.Mus., FTCL, L.Mus.A.
0412 929 869

Hall bookings and parking
Download form: Hall booking form

Please re-send your RSVPs
The office is having computer issues and is missing many of the RSVPs sent before today for both the Trinitarians lunch on Thursday 10 December and the Oratory of the Good Shepherd Patronal Mass and
Dinner on 3 December. If you have already replied to either of these functions, would you re-send, please.

The November Mission
Appeal second collection will be after communion at 7:30 Mass and during the dismissal hymn at 9:30 Mass.
Our target is $2000. Over the past three Sundays we raised $995.
Seccond collections will extend through all Sundays in November

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Children's Christmas Mass
and Party
Sunday 20 December, 6:00 pm.
A wonderful early Christmas celebration for the younger members of our parish community. Bring your younger friends and family and join us for a night full of joy.

Christmas Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve, midnight. One of the few "Midnight" Masses remaining at midnight in the brisbane calendar. Join us for beautiful music, including Hadyn's Little Organ Mass, Mathias' A babe is born, along with favourite carols and a beautiful celebration of Our Lord's birth. Bubbles and Christmas cake to follow.

Christmas Morning Mass
Christmas Day at 9:00 am. If staying awake for Midnight Mass isn't an option, come and hear what delights our Trinity Choir have for us on Christmas Day.

Church services during the Christmas season
Mass will be held at 7:30 am and 9:30 am on Sundays, and at 9:00 am all other days from Saturday 26 December to Sunday 3 January inclusive.

Information link:
900 Ann St Development 900 Ann St Development

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