Our Priests

Priest in Charge
Brother Donald Campbell SSF

Brother Donald holds the Licences for both St Philip’s Annerley and St Paul’s East Brisbane. Since 1988 has been a Brother in the Society of St Francis. He was ordained a deacon in 1994 and a priest in 1996. He is currently Minister Provincial for the Province of Divine Compassion which incorporates Korea, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. He also chairs the EPIC Group of Charities which he has been involved with for the past twenty years. EPIC works primarily in Australia and assists nearly 4,000 people each year. Three years ago EPIC started operations in Slovakia, then Czech Republic and Scotland.

Hon Associate Priest
The Rev’d Mark Vincent

Fr Mark was a longstanding parishioner of St Pauls before being ordained in 2008. He is a Minister in Secular Employment and he and his wife Julie continue to run their consultancy practice, Insight Plus, which was founded in 1994. He is on the Management Committee of ChaplainWatch, on the Board of the Motorama Charity Foundation and on the Advisory Board of Attitude Pictures (NZ). He has served on several other corporate Boards over the years. His client base is wide ranging both geographically and in terms of sectors represented. He has a strong interest in workplace ministry and is Honorary Chaplain at Easts Leagues Club.

Permission to Officiate
The Rev’d Paul Bland OAM

Paul was ordained an Anglican Priest in the Diocese of North Queensland in 1993 and his contribution to and involvement in the Anglican Church in Australia has been impressive. In addition to his 13 years of work within the Anglican education sector as a Principal, Paul has also subsequently been a school chaplain, a member of School Council of two Anglican schools and ultimately the Chair of those same two School Councils viz. Coomera Anglican College and St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School. Paul is a Priest Associate of the Order of the Society of the Sacred Advent (SSA) which is an Australian Order of Anglican nuns. He also serves as a member of the SSA Trust.

Permission to Officiate
The Rev’d Dr Cecilie Lander

Associate Professor Cecilie Lander is a neurologist who has worked in private practice and at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for over 40 years. Cecilie was ordained Priest in 1996 in the Diocese of Brisbane. She has served in parishes across Brisbane, including The Brookfield Centre for Christian Spirituality, St Paul’s East Brisbane and St John’s Cathedral. She has been spiritual director for several clergy and lay persons. Her work as neurologist and her priestly ministry have combined imperceptibly as she has had the great privilege of caring for and walking beside others through their life’s journey. This has included those with chronic illness, disability and supporting many of them while dying. With her husband Mervyn, she is an Anglican Benedictine Oblate of St Mark’s Abbey, Camperdown, Victoria. Meditation, the foundation of the contemplative way of prayer, is her mainstay. As such she has been a member and teacher of the World Community for Christian Meditation since its early days and she is an authorised Zen Roshi (Master) of the Brisbane based Sun Mountain Zen Sangha which holds weekly meditation evenings in the St Paul’s Church Hall.

Permission to Officiate
The Rev’d Dr Mervyn Lander

A retired paediatric surgeon, Mervyn was ordained as an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Brisbane in 1996. He has served in several parishes across Brisbane including Woolloongabba, Windsor, Stafford, East Brisbane, St John’s Cathedral and he assisted at Holy Trinity Fortitude Valley when the incumbent, Fr Trevor became progressively unwell. In his capacity as a Spiritual Director, Mervyn continues to practice the ministry of attentive listening with both clergy and laity.
Mervyn has been a member and teacher of the World Community for Christian Meditation since its early days. He is an Oblate of the Anglican Benedictine Community at St Mark’s Abbey, Camperdown, Victoria. Mervyn is an authorised Zen Roshi (Master) within Sanbo Zen and in 2003, he and his wife Cecilie established the Sun Mountain Zen Sangha in Brisbane.

Wardens and Parish Administrator

Priest’s Warden
Lloyd Barron

Lloyd Barron is the oldest serving member at St Paul’s and has been both the Priests’ Warden and a Liturgical Assistant for over 40 years. Prior to retirement he worked in a senior role in the Brisbane City Council. He now manages a number of his own investment properties across the city and his skills as a handyman have come in extremely useful. On at least two days of the week, he can be found at St Paul’s undertaking a restoration project, completing a repair job, working around the grounds or setting up in preparation for the Sunday service. It is people like Lloyd, who so willingly and enthusiastically give of their time, who keep churches like ours going.

People’s Warden
Bart Seaton-Said

Bart Seaton-Said works as a professional musician. He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in harp in 2015 and is a teacher of harp and piano, founder of Harp Tidings and harpist with Duo Faun. He is one of the Organists at St Paul’s. Bart also holds a degree in theology (1997) and has twelve years’ experience of Anglican Franciscan life. He has worked in inter-faith relations and among persons living with disabilities as well as at the University of Queensland and Griffith University in chaplaincy. He regularly plays harp in hospital, palliative and aged care facilities as a member of the Stairwell Project.

Parish Administrator
Clare Seaton-Said

Clare is the parish administrator at St Paul’s and has been associated with the parish since 2013. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in the field of historical musicology. Clare’s interests include reading non-fiction, walking, indoor gardening, and cooking for family and friends.