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Leaving our mark…
“So, I wonder about the ‘the mark’ we are each leaving? We may not all be artists or writers, but I think we are each creating a legacy that others will inherit,” says Bishop Cam Venables.
Glennie will never forget
A memorial honouring the lifesaving efforts of servicemen and women of the 117th Australian General Hospital and No. 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital during World War II now takes pride of place at The Glennie School.
How to drive to Melbourne and back for $7.86
“All up we travelled much further than most people would consider driving on a road trip, and we concluded that, at least on the east coast, it is now very possible to travel long distance in an electric vehicle,” says engineer and St Andrew’s, South Brisbane parishioner Rob Farago.
A pilgrim people
“It is one thing to study the Bible when you are 14,000 kilometres away, but it is a completely different – some say life-changing – experience reading it while in the Holy Land,” says The Rev’d Daniel Jayaraj as he reflects on modern-day pilgrimage.
Robodebt debacle must never be repeated
Anglicare Australia has welcomed news that a key component of Centrelink’s Robodebt system will come to an end.
Mothers’ Union members celebrate 100th anniversary in the Pacific Islands
Mothers’ Union members in the Pacific Islands have celebrated their centenary with a week of events in the Solomon Islands.
Churches call on the Senate to protect ‘Medevac’ legislation
Australian church leaders have called on the Senate to keep the current ‘Medevac’ legislation in place.
“Beautifully Broken celebrates the power of faith and forgiveness, and the potential for reconciliation and redemption,” says St Mark’s, Logan parishioner Bob Randle.
‘The most dejected and reluctant convert in all England’
“I hope that through reading Lewis’ work I have learnt to be less self-assured, less certain that I know God’s mind or that I can confidently determine the line between good and evil, and less ready to compare myself with others,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free on CS Lewis, whose anniversary of death is marked on 22 November.
Former refugees return to
St Barnabas to share stories with old friends
“Our church community grew in understanding of new cultures and was blessed by the diversity of faith understanding and the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our community,” say The Rev’d Peter Jeffery and Helen Keith on their parish’s recent ‘Refugee Sunday’ event.
Miss Bedford and Dr Cooper – pioneering Queenslanders and St Mary’s parishioners
Dr John Earwaker from St Mary’s, Kangaroo Point tells us about Dr Cooper and Miss Bedford, two pioneering locals and devout St Mary’s parishioners who were decorated for their courageous service in World War I and whose unique legacies live on today.
Building a world where every child is in school and safe
Two St Hilda’s students, Atputha Rahavan and Remi Long, share their thoughts on the focus of this year’s Universal Children’s Day to help build a world where every child is in school and safe – find out what Atputha and Remi have to say and download the official UNICEF resource kit.
All Saints’ community rallies after tragedy strikes parish family
The Winter family have long been vital and giving members of the Chermside Parish – the recent death of Callun Winter in a traffic accident has tragically meant the family has had to turn to their community for help in their hour of need.
Q&A with Herna Conradie, committed Christian, teacher, mother and School Council Chair
Meet Herna Conradie and find out about her faith journey, her contribution as a School Council Chair, why the Springboks make her nostalgic and what she would write on a billboard.
11,000 global scientists warn of "untold suffering" from "climate emergency"
“In our highly politicised and increasingly secular society, it can be hard to remember that many ‘wicked’ problems are underscored by a moral dimension,” says Climate Advocate Gillian King.
Check out the Sunday Devotions, which are based on Lectionary readings of the day and written by clergy and lay people across our Diocese, and share these weekly on Facebook. This Sunday’s Devotion was written by The Rev’d Rick Gummow from MWAMA.