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The unselfish selfie
"Sunday by Sunday, I hope I am helping to reimage the way people see our churches,” says Bishop John Roundhill on his popular #SundaySelfie tradition.
Open House: welcoming the community into your church
St Mary’s, Kangaroo Point recently held their eighth Brisbane Open House —parishioner Ernie Hertle tells us how to run a successful Open House event as a welcoming community engagement initiative.
Louisa Toogood and the
St John’s Ecumenical Coffee Brigade
“Her work is still going on to this day, and serves as a fitting tribute to a devoted, kind and innovative woman,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb of Louisa Toogood, the founder of the St John’s Ecumenical Coffee Brigade.
Beautiful mosaics are made of broken pieces
“I think we can use our God-given volition and creativity to craft with God a new and beautiful mosaic, with each of us encouraged to participate,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt, inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
“If he wanted to annoy rather than inspire, then the Oscar is his,” says movie reviewer Jonathan Sargeant of Todd Phillips’ recently released Joker.
New honour for the ‘architect of Anzac Day’, Canon Garland
The renaming of a Brisbane commuter overpass to honour Canon David Garland was the culmination of a decade-long community campaign.
What is it like to experience homelessness while on Newstart?
"I have been homeless on and off for half my life…I am going to tell you my story, and also what it’s like to live on Newstart Allowance,” says 23-year-old Angelina in her Anti-poverty Week account.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
“Children and their families are not separate and discrete entities; families and communities are similarly interwoven — a community can’t flourish if its children and families are struggling,” says Anglicare Social Policy and Advocacy Advisor Leanne Wood.
Flinders musicians partner with LCAMA in Western Queensland concert tour
Year 9 students from Matthew Flinders Anglican College embarked on a Western Service Learning Tour recently, in partnership with LCAMA and the Murilla Community Centre.
Nearly six Queenslanders compete for every entry-level job vacancy
New research from Anglicare has found nearly six people are competing for every entry-level job vacancy in Queensland.
St Andrew’s College students volunteer across the globe
More than 50 St Andrew’s Anglican College students defied the stereotypes of the so-called ‘Me Generation’ recently, making a difference in the lives of others around the world, as part of the College’s award-winning Global Opportunities (GO) Program.
Archbishop Welby expresses vision for Anglican Communion at CCEA meeting
Anglican Primates, bishops, clergy and laity from provinces in East Asia recently heard the Archbishop of Canterbury share a powerful vision for the ministry of the Anglican Communion.
Diocesan community events
Find out what exciting events are happening in our Diocesan community, including the Cathedral’s ’10th Anniversary Consecration Festival’, as well as parish, St Francis College, ARRCC, Cursillo, theatre, doco and musical events.
This week’s Sunday Devotion was written by the Anglican Schools Commission’s Sherril Molloy, and is entitled ‘The needle and the camel’. Share this Sunday Devotion on your social media channels and in your pew sheets and newsletters.