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Shalom: the heart of peacemaking
“Shalom can be present only when relationships with others are full, complete, healthy…Shalom describes what salvation is – people at one with God and with each other,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.
Growing people vital to church health
Executive Director of Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission Dr Stephen Harrison discusses the question, ‘What are disciples and what does it mean to nurture them?’
The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free reflects on 25 years since ordination
When The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free felt God calling her to the priesthood in the early 1980s, women could not be ordained in the Anglican Church in Australia. Despite this obstacle, she held fast to her call and mission, becoming a founding member of the Movement for the Ordination of Women in Brisbane.
The National Apology and Reconciliation: why are they important?
“Everyone impacted by the Stolen Generations and government policies of forced labour needs healing, and for this to happen, the truth of our stories needs to be told and heard,” says RAP Coordinator Sandra King OAM, as the anniversary of the National Apology is marked on 13 February.
Where Do We Go From Here?
The Rev’d Canon Dr Jim McPherson reviews ABM’s Lenten resource, Where Do We Go From Here? Missional Bible Studies Based on the Book of Acts: “These are not the sort of Bible studies where texts are marshalled and compared to other texts to merely enhance Bible knowledge…The study aims to help us take Scripture so seriously that it deeply confronts our own discipleship.”
The Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission: an introduction
The Anglican Communion News Service has commissioned a series of articles looking at each of the Five Marks of Mission: "In the coming weeks, we will publish a series of articles, each written by an expert in their field, which will unpack each of the Marks and how they are being lived out throughout the Anglican Communion."
The archiving of parish records
Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers provides helpful guidance and tips for parishes so priests and administrators understand what kinds of parish records need to be archived.
Western Region Anglicare disability advocate honoured
Anglicare Home Care Worker Judy Blinco received a major accolade at the annual Maranoa Regional Council Australia Day Awards, in recognition for her services to the disability sector.
Lenten Bible study explores the Book of Acts and the Five Marks of Mission
Where do we go from here? is the title of a new Bible study by the Anglican Board of Mission, which is based on the Book of Acts and can be used during the approaching Lenten season.
A National Day for Australia: the need for a national conversation
“It seems to me that the most effective and unifying of National Days are those which seek to build on a sense of unity or common purpose that is shared across the nation,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt.
Property Team and St Andrew’s collaborate on major project
The Property Team and St Andrew’s Anglican Church, South Brisbane have collaborated to redevelop the church’s old rectory site in Highgate Hill, with sale proceeds going back into the parish and towards a growth fund to support the Church’s mission.
Small Church Essentials
“There is much in Karl Vaters’ Small Church Essentials that is helpful for the Australian context, particularly when you realise that in Vaters’ work a small church is anything smaller than 250 congregation members,” says Dr Stephen Harrison in his review of Vaters’ thought-provoking and encouraging book.
St George’s College in Jerusalem celebrates a centenary of service
St George’s College, an Anglican “centre for pilgrimage, hospitality, study and reconciliation” in Jerusalem, has celebrated its 100th anniversary, with a special service in the neighbouring St George’s Cathedral.
The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free speaks about the role of the Church
In this video, the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Marian Free reflects on her service as a priest at St Augustine’s, Hamilton as she marks 25 years since her ordination.
Check out the January ‘Out & About’ photo album
Enjoy these photos taken across our Diocesan community in January, and find out what our schools, parishes, clergy and ministries got up to last month.
Check out this week’s Sunday Devotion and share it on social media and in your Pew Bulletins and newsletters. This week’s Sunday Devotion was written by Prof Rachael Field from St John’s Cathedral.