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Sugar and cynicism
“Cynicism may have a certain value for a hard-nosed detective, but in a cleric it utterly undercuts much of what we try to do,” says Bishop John Roundhill.
Former Archbishop’s passion for cooking proves tried, tested and true
Former ACSQ Archbishop, and dedicated home cook, The Most Rev’d Dr Felix Arnott features in a new book, which has been shortlisted in the food culture equivalent of the Olympics.
Desperately seeking a window
Do you know where this beautiful ‘Crucifixion Window is installed or stored? Fr Malcolm Bell, with the help of our Property Team, is trying to locate this special stained glass window. They need your help!
Glennie school photographers shine
Glennie School boarder amateur photographers shine in the school’s annual photography competition, showcasing the rugged beauty of rural Australia in stunning images taken during the Easter holidays.
Bishop Jonathan Holland from St Francis College explores the origins, meaning and virtue of ‘grace’: “Next time you hear the word ‘grace’ remember it is not just a free gift from God, it is God’s beautiful way of acting in the world, a way we are called to imitate."
Remembrance garden blessed for St Mary’s mothers and their children
While the Brisbane Diocese apologised in 2012 for its role in historical forced adoption practices, the opening and blessing of a garden, which includes the restored and original gates, has been warmly welcomed by surviving mothers.
Q&A with husband, father, Bishop and singer-songwriter, Cam Venables
Meet Bishop Cam Venables, who celebrated his five-year anniversary as Bishop of the Western Region recently, and find out about his future plans, faith journey, favourite films and books…and what he would put on a billboard if he could.
Fireworks over firearms
Reflecting on the chemical similarities between fireworks and firearm ammunition, The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt says: “For me this is one of the central dilemmas that face humanity – the conflict between progress and concern for how progress will be used.”
Honours and awards for the Diocese
Four people from the Anglican Church Southern Queensland received Queen’s Birthday Honours recently, while a major property redevelopment with Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley picked up a major architectural gong.
Check out this week’s Sunday Devotion, which is based on the Lectionary readings of the day, and share it on social media. This week’s Sunday Devotion is written by the former head of The Glennie School, Wendy Ashley-Cooper.
June 2019 Album
Enjoy these photos taken across our Diocese last month, including of our schools, parishes, Anglicare facilities, ministries, St Francis College community and more! Plus, find out how to submit your best pic to anglican focus for the next monthly album.
St Luke’s Anglican School | Early Learning Centre
Check out this absolutely adorable video of St Luke’s Anglican School, Bundaberg kids playing and learning. Too cute not to share!