2016 Lord Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Email Us
Tickets are now available for the 2016 Lord Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be held at City Hall on Friday 13 May 2016, 6.45am for 7.30am commencement.
Dress code: Business Attire

1 Table - $280.00 including GST  (strictly 8 people per table)
Single ticket - $35.00 including GST
The ticket price includes a hot plated breakfast with fruit and pastry accompaniments, and continuous tea and coffee.
Ticket sales close 12.00 noon, Monday 9 May 2016, or until sold out.

To purchase your table or individual tickets, please click on the registration link below.
Now in its 11th year, the annual Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for Brisbane’s church communities to come together for a unique interdenominational gathering.  The breakfast is a wonderful celebration of Brisbane’s Christian groups and a chance to connect and pray with members of the city's vast church community.

Keynote Speaker - Chaplain Gary Stone

Gary was born and educated in Brisbane, prior to entering the Royal Military College Duntroon on 1970.  He had a career as an Infantry Officer for 22 years, commanding troops in response to the Fiji Coup in 1987, and Peacekeepers deployed to the Iran /Iraq war in 1989.

Gary was ordained in the Catholic Church as a married Deacon in December 1994, for chaplaincy to the Army, seeing operational service in Timor and Bougainville. He was asked to also take on Chaplaincy to the Australian Federal Police in the Asian Tsunami, Timor and the Solomons.  Both Gary and his son Michael featured in ABC Australian Story episodes in 2007 and 2009 for their work in Timor and in their particular role in saving the life of President Jose Ramos Horta.  Gary has been married to Lynne for over 42 years and they have four adult children, two of whom are veterans as well.

In 2001 Gary founded “Friends and Partners of East Timor” (FPET) delivering over $1.5K in aid, and facilitating health and education in remote rural areas of Timor. In 2005 the RSL awarded their National Peace Prize to FPET.

Gary currently serves as chaplain for ex-service people and their families in South East Queensland. He founded the Veterans Care Association in 2014 to facilitate the delivery of holistic health programmes including spiritually based pastoral care to rehabilitate veterans and support their families. 

RSL Qld has recently asked Veterans Care Association to deliver a series of Rehabilitative Treks through Timor for both Australian and Timorese veterans of the conflicts there. These will be the first programmes of their kind in Australia to embrace faith as a key component of holistic healing and rehabilitation of veterans. 

Gary's keynote speech will address 'The Interface between Faith & Medicine - supporting our Veterans and Families'.

Donations made at this year's breakfast will assist Veterans Care, supporting returning veterans and their families to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other challenges in returning to civilian life.  http://veteranscare.com.au/

Master of Ceremonies - Ruth Limkin

Ruth Limkin is passionate about creating a better tomorrow and draws from a breadth of experience in the not-for-profit, government and business sectors.

As CEO of a local charity. Ruth mobilised and coordinated around 500 volunteers to assist with immediate and ongoing responses to the January 2011 Brisbane floods. Other roles have included national media liaison for Schoolies’ chaplaincy organisation Red Frogs, project managing the brownfield development of a kindergarten, and working as Chief of Staff for the Speaker of Queensland Parliament where she coordinated the hosting of the G20 Leaders Retreat for Queensland Parliament House.

Passionate about social justice, Ruth began writing social commentary as a contributor for the Courier Mail in 2003 and has been published in a variety of outlets. In 2008, Ruth was awarded the Margaret Dooley Award for social justice and human rights writing and in 2012 was a contributing author for Right Social Justice: Better Ways to Help the Poor.

Ruth was recently approached to start and lead a private Health and Wellness retreat for professionals, public figures and elite athletes.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ruth volunteers on Boards for a number of not-for-profit organisations. Ruth is passionate about creating healthy societies.

Born in Japan, Ruth has spent most of her life in Brisbane.

Proudly sponsored by Mission Australia https://www.missionaustralia.com.au
“With over 150 years of experience, our team works with people in need across Australia to help them gain independence".
The 2016 Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a morning of celebration and an opportunity to connect with new and old friends.

We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast.


: 13-May-2016
: 13-May-2016
: LMRSVP@brisbane.qld.gov.au
: 3403 4200
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