Vale Brother Brian SSF

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Br-Brian-Harley-SSF-and-Sr-Veronica-from-Melanesia-at-Hilfield-Friary-before-the-2008-Lambeth-Conference.-They-were-on-the-chaplaincy-team_photoDisplayOn Thursday the Funeral was held for Brother Brian SSF in Hamilton New Zealand. Brother Brian was in the fifty seventh year of his profession as a Franciscan Brother. He served in England, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. Over 200 people attended the funeral. The Bishop of Christchurch, Rt Rev Victoria Matthews presided at the Funeral Eucharist. The services was attended by the Bishops of Waikato, Waiupu, Auckland and the retired Bishop of Dunedin reflecting the contribution of Brother Brian to the life of the church and community

50th Anniversary of the Brothers in Australia

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The Brothers with Sister Joyce at the conclusion of the Eucharist marking the 50th Anniversary of their arrival in Brisbane

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Our Ministry at All Souls St Gabriels School

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Brother Nathan James presiding  at the junior chapel service at All Souls St Gabriels School.

The school is primarily a boarding school for students from regional and remote areas of Northern Australia.DSC_0036

Taize Brothers in Brisbane

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Brother Alois , the Prior of Taize ,with Br Ghilain and Franciscan Brothers Daniel and Donald after a service in Brisbane.

Also in the photo is Fr Jeremy and Demetri brothers and taize

Enquirers’ week at Stroud In January

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Those who attended the week with Br Bruce Paul and Br Daniel

Those who attended the week with Br Bruce Paul and Br Daniel

Christmas Carol Service

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The Franciscan Brothers and the people of St Philips join with the Mar Thoma Congregation for a Carol Service.

This is normally in early December as many of the Mar Thoma people return to India to celebrate Christmas.

Bishop Godfrey Fryar delivered the Homily

The Mar Thoma Choir

The Mar Thoma Choir

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Our wolf “Chiara” at our St Francis Day Concert

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“Chiara”  entered the church on the cries of Wolf.

Our well trained German Shepherd was much appreciated by all those who attended the concert. _MG_4511theWolfArrivesStPhilips4oct2014

Celebration of St Francis Day

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Members of St Philips Anglican Church and the Mar Thoma Congregation (also Chiara our beloved German Shepherd), perform excerpts from the music Drama ‘Francis’

Music by Betty Beath, Words by David Cox

Saturday 4th October at 5-30pm St Philips Church 115 Cornwall St Annerley

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Franciscan Angles August Edition

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It this edition Br Alfred reports on the opening of the new convent for the Sisters in Korea and the Holy Week Mission in Christchurch. Br Donald writes on our Franciscan Health Care Ministry. The page one article features a new women’s community in Sri Lanka who are exploring a Franciscan Partnership with SSFFranciscan Angles August

Diverse Ministry at Brisbane Friary Church

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The attached photo shows Rt Rev Godfrey Fryar TSSF, Rt Rev Dr Evyakim Mar Coorilos, from India and Rev Biju George after a Sunday Eucharistjh0ihflC3OpGQaYjRDJZzTdySG_0zrcDq45a14P_fcI

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