What's happening




Today and next week, we welcome Dan Power as our organist. Thank you Dan!

Bushfire Appeal 

There is a retiring collection for bushfire relief today and next Sunday. The beneficiary will be Anglicare Victoria.

Prayer and/or Anointing for Healing … is available immediately after Mass in the Blessed Sacrament chapel, if you would like prayer of healing for yourself or someone dear to you.

Ordination Anniversary

To mark 55 years of his being Priest in the Church of God, Fr Tom will preach at 7:30am, and preside and preach at 9:30am, on the Feast of the Presentation next Sunday. There will be a celebration in between services: 9:30 folks, come early!

Christian Meditation

A gathering for meditation will be offered 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm on Wednesdays in church, starting 5 February. All are welcome.

Kids’ Church

A gathering for play- and activity-based “kids’ church” will be offered at 4:00 pm on the third Sunday monthly, from 15 March. Please let Rodney know if you are interested in helping.

Daily Prayer 

The Book of Common Prayer has two daily prayer services: Mattins (Morning Prayer) and Evensong (Evening Prayer). Contemporary versions of these are in our modern prayer books. You can access modern daily prayers services on your smartphone or other device. Download ePray Daily for free from either the Apple App Store or from Google Play for Android. In the app, enter the parish code 5848. It is suggested to choose the NRSV Bible – it’s the one we use in church. Choose which daily prayer service you want, and the entire order of service, complete with Bible readings, will appear on your device. And just pray!

Liturgy and Service Booklets in January

Sermons will be 3 minutes long this month: hold the clergy to account! Please do take this pew bulletin home with you.

New Farm Parish  

In 2020, our parish will create intentional collaborations with the Parish of New Farm. Rev’d Sue will now be engaged four days per week, one of which will be dedicated to ministry at New Farm. Clergy will have “pulpit swaps” occasionally during the year. There will be some shared events, such as Quiet Days and Bible studies. More details in due course.


The vestments hanging at the west door have deteriorated beyond repair or belong to incomplete sets. It is proposed to donate these to parishes which have no vestments. If you are aware they have any special history, please let Rodney know.

Office Hours 

The parish office now opens Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:00 am to 2;00 pm.

Midweek services  

Wednesday Evening Prayer (5:00 pm) and Thursday Mass (9:30 am) have now resumed. Second Wednesday there is a Mass at AVEO
For the month of January, the Pantry will open on Tuesdays (food parcels) and Thursdays (Emergency Financial Relief and food parcels) only, with normal hours resuming 4 February.



Bishops’ Statement on Human Sexuality and Marriage

Australian Anglican Bishops met last Wednesday to discuss ways forward on issues of human sexuality and marriage. A copy of the communique from that meeting is on the greeters’ table at the rear of the church.

UQ Study on “Teens Hopes and Dreams”

UQ is seeking to recruit triads of grandparents-parents-teens (with teens being in Years 10-12), for a research project on well-being, where there has been experience of long-term unemployment or no such experience. Please contact parentingteens@uq.edu.au to obtain information or make enquiries.



IGA – Brunswick Street

IGA Marketplace Brunswick Street has recently added Trinity Centre Pantry as a beneficiary on their myIGA Card Program. Pick up a myIGA Card next time you are in the store and when you register it online, tick us as your community group you wish to support and for your points to accrue to. Then, every time you shop in the store and use your card, not only do you receive great discounts and member-only offers, you  are also helping to raise funds for us. We thank you for supporting this great program.

Car parking and lifts

We ask for those parishioners parking under the new building for Sunday services, please try to vacate when possible before 12 pm so that you can access the Church Centre lift to the car park. If you are leaving after 12 pm, please contact Roy to gain access to the lifts. A reminder please that you should park in bays with HT marked or the disabled parks and that children are not permitted to play in the car park.

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