What’s new in anglican focus?
Archbishop’s sermon: 10th Anniversary of Cathedral Consecration and Feast Day of St Simon and St Jude
"Being prepared to listen and to learn from others who are different, presupposes that no one person or group can possess the whole truth of the infinity of God," says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.
Q&A with The Rev’d Canon Gary Smith, priest, husband, father, accountant and commissioner
Meet The Rev’d Canon Gary Smith, priest, accountant and cradle Anglican who contributes to our Diocesan community as a commissioner and School Council member.
Against Our Oath
“Focusing on health care professionals is a smart angle to take; it appropriately and effectively removes the situation of people seeking asylum from the tangled and sticky web of politics,” says FormedFaith’s Jonathan Sargeant on award-winning director Heather Kirkpatrick’s latest documentary.
The Medevac Bill saves lives: why we need to help save it
“As proposed and passed by Parliament earlier this year, the Medevac Bill process has been clear, transparent, enforceable and timely, saving lives including that of my friend Arad,” says Justice Enabler and pharmacist Peter Branjerdporn on the Medevac Bill, which the Federal Government is pushing to repeal.
Sale of Old Friary site to Blue Care a win-win for local community
The Old Friary site was purchased by an early timber merchant in 1876 and while the Old Friary has been sold, the heritage and community area will still be accessible to the local community.
This year on Remembrance Day, we remember our Defence Force Chaplains and the important pastoral care work they do with our military personnel and veterans.
The Qld Home Stretch campaign is here!
“Half of the young people leaving the out-of-home care system at 18 years end up in poverty, homeless, in jail or a new parent within the first twelve months of leaving state care,” says Anglicare Social Policy and Advocacy Advisor Leanne Wood as she calls us to support the Home Stretch campaign.
Letter from Rwanda: global Anglican ripples
“Until I received Bishop Manasseh’s letter, I had not thought about the unintended impact that divisions in the Anglican Church internationally were having on some of the poorest communities in our world – issues that I thought were so far away from me are now impacting my friends,” reflects Sarah Gover from the Parish of North Pine.
Glennie riders delighted with Pony Club Nationals win
Three Glennie School students were the highest-placed Queenslanders in several divisions at the recent Pony Club Australia National Championships.
St John’s Anglican College and broader community collaborate
St John’s Anglican College families and the Centenary Suburbs community collaborate to make the college’s Sports Centre Redevelopment a reality, set to benefit students and the broader community.
Employment services are failing older Australians
“Instead of preparing to retire, many people are now selling their homes and spending their savings – nobody should be forced to retire into poverty," says Acting Executive Director of Anglicare Australia Roland Manderson following the release of the Anglicare Australia Jobs Availability Snapshot.
“To put it in modern-day terms, Luther’s theses went ‘viral’,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Don Edwards, on the 95 theses Luther nailed to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in 1517, as Reformation Day was marked on 31 October.
Religious leaders’ joint statement on high-quality end-of-life care
As the Queensland Parliament continues its inquiry into palliative care and voluntary assisted dying, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall has signed a joint statement on the provision of end-of-life care, along with 15 other Queensland religious leaders.
What kind of leaders help churches grow?
The presence of leaders (both lay and ordained) who can innovate, envision and motivate people was one of the common factors for church growth identified in The Church of England’s research, ‘From Anecdote to Evidence’, says Executive Director of PMC Dr Stephen Harrison.
October ‘Out & About’ photo album
Check out the best October pics from across our Diocese and find out what has been happening at Anglicare and St Francis College, and in our parishes, schools, Justice Unit and ministries recently.
Check out this week’s Sunday Devotion, which was written by hospital Pastoral Carer Deanna Misso. Sunday Devotions are based on Lectionary readings of the day and are written by clergy and lay people across our Diocese. Share these weekly on Facebook and in your newsletters and Pew Sheets.