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December 2018 Album

Recent photos of our Diocesan community

23 Photos

(L-R): Mr Gary Brady; Mr Alan Dann; Mr David Sneesby (Chair); Mr Craig Hutley; Dr Ruth Kerr; Canon Gary Harch; Dr Judy Smeed; and, Mr Nick Gentner (Secretary) in the St Martin's House Board Room at the final Diocesan Audit and Risk Committee (DARC) meeting for 2018. This meeting was significant as it was the last meeting for long-term members Mr Alan Dann and Canon Gary Harch, who have been involved with this Committee since 1998 and 2010 respectively. The Diocese thanks them for their service across this period.


Jayne and Mia from Community Blooms surprised Robina Respite Clients, brightening their day with 12 bunches of donated flowers.


Bishop Cam with Glennie School award winners, who were presented with their awards at the Junior Years Awards Presentation Morning.


Congratulations to new Priests Deb Bird, Zoe Browne, Rosemary Gardiner, Peter Jeffery, Stephen Monsiegneur, Timothy Nicholson and Bronwyn Pagram, who were ordained at St John's Cathedral.


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall with newly ordained Priests and Deacons.


(L-R): Joanne Rose, Ann Armitage, Ann Joseph and Natalie Klemm at a baby shower held for Natalie at the Cathedral's Darnell Room.


Allan Sauer farewelled by Bishop John Roundhill after 15 years of service as Chair of the Diocesan Insurance Board of Management.


Milton Anglicans participating in a Carol and Christingle service at the historic Christ Church, Milton in early December.


Bishop John at the St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School Messy Christmas event.


St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School students enjoying Messy Christmas activities.


Chair of the Records and Archives Committee The Rev’d David Johnstone at his last meeting after 16 years on the Committee. He is pictured with Bishop John Roundhill, who presented Fr David with a gift and read out a letter from the Archbishop.


Bishop Jeremy enjoying time with the parishioners of St Peter's Church at the Anglican Parish of Maroochydore.


Policy and Advocacy Advisor Ian Eckersley reading from the Gospel of Matthew at the Ann St Precinct staff Christmas service at St John's Cathedral, with The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt and The Right Rev'd John Roundhill.


Recently ordained Priest The Rev'd Bronwyn Pagram, recently ordained Deacon Danni Clark and Justice Unit Coordinator Jen Basham at the Precinct Christmas party at St John's Cathedral.


St Andrew's Anglican College Year 12 students returning to school to celebrate their OP results, with 6 students receiving OP 1s.


Killara Place Respite Clients are a group of avid outdoor lovers and gardeners who love to learn a thing or two about making gardens thrive! Bunnings Victoria Point visited the centre to educate clients and gift them with Christmas goodies.


Bishop Jeremy at St Mary's, Kilcoy, celebrating the church's 120 years of ministry, where he also confirmed Joshua. "A wonderful celebration and great country hospitality (Bishop Jeremy)."


The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt and other people of faith from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change sang 'Carols for the Earth' in the Brisbane CBD on Saturday 15 December to remind ourselves and our elected leaders of the responsibility we have to take care of Creation and support investment in renewable energy to curb dangerous climate change.


Bishop Cam baptising Ayom Samuel Deng, pictured here with proud father Samuel Deng, at the Raceview Sudanese Congregation.


Some AMUA members and St Paul's, Ipswich parishioners involved in the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence' campaign (L-R): June Suthers, Velda Chaplin, Pat Faint, Jenny Smith, Diane Thomson, Neville Buchanan, Greg Thomson, Juneau Limpus, Margaret Harris, Leanne Ferguson and Wendy McMahon.


Kids at the evening St Bart's, Toowoomba service enjoying the Kids' Song and Kids' Time.


Well done to the St Gabriel's, Carindale community who partnered with Anglicare, the Belmont School and ZigZag to provide 200+ gifts for local families this Christmas.


Hon Assistant Priest The Rev’d Mark Vincent giving the East Brisbane Parish’s donations of hampers and gifts to Bishop Cam for the West.