St Mary’s in Exile is a community of diverse people who come together in the light of the Christian mystery to act justly and give priority to those marginalised in our society
We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land where we are now gathered and recognise that it continues to be sacred to them.
Anzac Day Liturgy – Live Stream
The act of remembering is central to the Christian Story and story of our nation. Which is why Anzac Day is such an important day in Australia and why it is important we remember not only the valiant men and women who gave their lives and fought in overseas wars but also the brave Aboriginal Warriors who gave their lives and fought for their country in the 140 year Frontier War. Homily by Terry Fitzpatrick
Holy Thursday – Liz Little
The story of the Lord’s Supper illustrates how Jesus empowered the disciples to take over the ministry. He inspired them to challenge structural and institutional control and take responsibility for creating a better world. Artwork on left is 'The First Supper' by Susan Dorothea White.
Easter Liturgies Covid-19 update
Unfortunately, we will not be able to gather at the TLC Building for our Easter liturgies this year for safety reasons. All our liturgies will be online, so please join us via the 'Liturgies' page or social media. The West End Uniting Church will not be holding the WAY OF THE CROSS for safety reasons also.
Love our Neighbour as Ourselves
At the centre of Jesus' teachings is the message to love our neighbour as ourselves, to see them as equal to ourselves. Our liturgy today invites us to see that despite viewing ourselves as a Christian country, we ignored Jesus' teaching and treated the First Peoples of Australia as unequal and inferior to ourselves... Homily by Terry Fitzpatrick.
Online Liturgy – Feb 20-21
This year during Lent we will be taking up the invitation of the first peoples of this country to reflect on what an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will mean as we prepare to vote on its possible existence in a referendum some time in the near future. We will be assisted by an Anglican 8 week program called ' Voices of the Wilderness'. Homilist: Terry Fitzpatrick
The Healing Qualities of a Connection to Nature
Since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic many people have rediscovered or turned to nature for calm and solace. Our liturgy this week will focus on our need for a vital connection to nature for our health and well being and survival on this planet. Homilist: Terry Fitzpatrick
Online Liturgy – Contemplation In Action
The world we live in is a hurried world of schedules and rushing and cramming. There’s almost too much to do and seldom any time to stop. In this week’s Homily, Narelle Mullins reminds us that Jesus and his disciples knew something of this. (Photo by Sage Friedman)
Weekend Liturgies are held at:
Queensland Trades and Labour Council Building
Level 2, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.
Thank you for supporting our online Liturgies throughout the COVID Pandemic.
We are making a slight change to our online Liturgies. They will be coming out on Mondays instead of Fridays so that we can include a recorded live portion of our previous weekend liturgy. We are now able to gather in person so we will be incorporating that dynamic aspect in our recorded liturgies.
Reflective readings from 6pm. A contemplative evening Mass
preceded by meditation at 6.10pm. The liturgy commences at
6.30pm and Eucharist is celebrated.
A morning community liturgy attended by many families with younger children who are invited to a end a special liturgy and return prior to our Eucharistic celebration.
An afternoon liturgy and celebration of Eucharist.