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Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: The Ven. Geoff Hoyte

“I am campaigning for the ‘yes’ vote in this year’s referendum because I now have grandchildren. They won’t understand what it is all about when we vote this year, just like I didn’t understand what the 1967 referendum was about when I was five. But I want to be able to tell them about it later and that I tried to be part of making their country fairer,” says The Ven. Geoff Hoyte, as Close the Gap Day approaches on 16 March

The Burleigh Heads Anglican Church unveiled their Red Bench on Wednesday 1 March 2023 in partnership with the Red Rose Foundation with 50 people in attendance, including (from left) Gold Coast City councilor Pauline Young, Red Rose Foundation CEO Betty Taylor and State MP Michael Hart
Justice & Advocacy

Parish of Burleigh Heads helping to change the ending

Burleigh Heads Anglican Church recently installed a Red Bench in partnership with the Red Rose Foundation as they serve to advocate and care for women and children impacted by domestic and family violence


Bishop Cam's 2023 message to secondary school students

“For 30 thousand years, and 12 hundred generations, stories have been told and have been passed on so that the community can understand why a hill is in a certain place; where water can be found when it’s dry; where it is safe to go, and when it is unsafe. Jesus often used story telling when teaching and two thousand years later many of his stories continue to resonate because we can relate to them,” says Bishop Cam Venables


How can parishes connect with schools?

“I’m a long-time advocate for schools and parishes working together. Our special service was a tangible and purposeful interaction between people whose common mission worshipping and serving in the Anglican tradition is the flourishing of families and individuals and making Christ known,” says The Rev’d Mary-Anne Rulfs from Resource Church The Parish of Robina