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Our mission statement is taken from the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane's mission:

"We participate in God's mission of transforming individuals and communities offering meaning, purpose and hope through Jesus Christ."

This page outlines the services that St Michael and All Angels offers to those who participate in the life of parish and also to the surrounding community of New Farm.


Holy Communion

Around 50 people come to celebrate the 1 hour sung Eucharist (Holy Communion) at St Michael's every Sunday morning at 8:30am. Following the Eucharist a morning tea or light refreshments is served in the side courtyard area of the church. We enjoy friendly conversation, getting to know each other and welcoming newcomers. Why not come along on a Sunday morning – we would be happy to welcome you!

Kids' Church

Kid's Church occurs on the first Sunday of every month, commencing at 8:30am in the room at the back of the church adjacent to the entrance – it's lots of fun! Children are invited to participate in art activities based around the theme of the day, to sing uplifting songs, hear simple scripture stories and to pray together. The inherent spirituality of children is honoured by allowing them to participate in a simple and enjoyable worship experience, involving fun, learning and absorbing constructive Christian values in an age appropriate way. This makes Kids' Church a bit different to the traditional Sunday School! The children return to their parents/carers in the second half of the service to participate in Holy Communion with the full congregation. Why not bring your kids to check out Kids' Church?

Additional Services

Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals

  • Contact Fr Olaf for more information.

Ministry to Palm Lodge Aged Care Facility

  • This popular and uplifting time of singing and prayer is conducted fortnightly by Haloti, much loved for his Tongan style of guitar playing and inspirational singing!

Ecumenical links

  • Several of the St Michael's faith community are active with churches from other denominations, with the annual focus of this being the World Day of Prayer.


Weekly studies, involving reflection on the Sunday Eucharist scripture readings are conducted in the church building during different times of the year:

  • Advent study – Thursday evenings over the 4 weeks of Advent in December
  • Lent study – Thursday evenings for the six weeks of Lent in March/April
  • Monday Bible Study – conducted at 10am on Monday mornings


Whatever your singing ability, all at St Michael's are encouraged to sing the Eucharist hymns and join in other opportunities through the year for community singing. Those with more singing ability and a desire to share their gift can go on the roster for singing reflective music during communion. 'Michael's Wings' choral group, for those with choral or group singing training, offers a music ministry to parishioners at the Eucharist periodically through the year, and also performs at local community events in the New Farm area.

Seasonal Life of the Parish

St Michael's follows the seasonal church calendar held in common by many mainstream Christian denominations across the world:


The church year begins at the end of November/beginning of December with four Advent Sundays reflecting the theme of preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ. After Advent at St Michael's we celebrate with a 7:00pm Christmas Eve family service and 8:30am Christmas Day Eucharist.


Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, simplifying our lives by trying to focus on what is most important. At the end of Lent at St Michael's we participate in a 7:00pm Maundy Thursday, 8:30am Good Friday, 7:00 Easter Eve and 8:30am Easter Day worship services.

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

The festival of our parish's patron saint is celebrated on the Sunday nearest 29 September each year.

St Francis World Animal Day

Celebrated on the first weekend in October – bring your pets for a blessing! (picture of St Francis painted by one of our parishioners)