Did you know?

The Roscoe Library has a book club. Reading with Spiritual Eyes meets quarterly to explore works of fiction so that groups of friends, individuals and work colleagues can gather to discuss their insights. Generic questions are provided below to assist with discussions. Towards the end of term, an opportunity is provided to gather at the Roscoe Library for further discussion, refreshments and to ‘launch’ the next book.

You’re invited to join with us on Tuesday, 27 November at 5:30pm for a book chat exploring Term 4's book, Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. Click here for more details and to register (for catering and set-up purposes).

Blessing of the Pets

St Francis Day (4th Oct) was celebrated with the annual Blessing of the Pets at St Francis College. All creatures, great and small – and even some virtual ones - behaved beautifully as they were blessed then given a treat by the Rev’d Penny Jones.

A midday Eucharist, remembering Saint Francis’ devotion to God and his love for all of God's creation was also celebrated by College staff, alumni and friends and was followed by a shared lunch.

Where have Anglicans come from?

Read a brief overview of Anglican foundations by SFC Lecturer in Church History Jo Inkpin, which appeared originally in an article in this month's The Eagle (the magazine of St John's Cathedral Brisbane). Addressing an issue which is often simplistically treated, not least by critics from outside Anglican circles, this article “The Origins of Anglicanism – what difference did Henry Vlll actually make?” is a must-read.

Stunning Library Donation

Excitement grows as over a thousand quality books enter the Roscoe Library collection.

After the death of Peter Geoffrey Mann in May of this year, his book collection was gifted to the Roscoe Library.  For many years, Peter was a valued member of the Cathedral community, which he served in many ways. He amassed an enormous collection of books from a wide range of academic fields, especially theology, Biblical studies, religions other than Christianity, philosophy, mythology, classical studies, politics, literature, art and history. In excess of a thousand books, the vast majority of which were in pristine condition and of recent publication, were delivered to the Roscoe Library. The Library staff were overwhelmed by the generosity of this donation and also by the breadth, depth and quality of the books.  Around 400 have now been added to the collection and many others will follow from this treasure trove. Some, of course, have not been added as they are either titles we already hold or are outside the remit of the library. These will be sold, once the process of evaluating all these resources has been completed. Watch this space for an announcement of the date of the sale.

Introducing The Community of The Way

What are your plans for 2019?  

Are you or someone you know interested in living an intentional life: purposefully exploring life's questions; training in community engagement; and engaging with the local community for justice?

An intentional community of young adults is starting at St Francis College in 2019. The Community will seek to follow the way of Jesus with prayerful hearts , enquiring minds, and compassionate lives. There are both residential and non-residential options.

For more information visit: https://www.communityoftheway.org.au/

Lectionary @ Lunch on Tuesdays

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After the 12:30pm Eucharist on Tuesdays, a member of staff will lead a discussion around the readings for the following Sunday. You’re invited to bring your lunch and to join the conversations!

Thank you to those who participated during the first half of 2018. We expect that Lectionary @ Lunch will resume during the next academic session.