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May 2019 Album

Recent photos of our Diocesan community

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On 4 May 2019, 11 of the St Bart’s, Toowoomba Social Cycling Group, completed a ride from Toowoomba to Mooloolaba (220km) with 100 other riders from around Queensland. It was a great opportunity to connect with others and share what the life of the local church is all about.


The dedicated Coffee on Wednesdays (COWs) volunteers prepping for their weekly Cathedral cafe event on 1 May 2019.


(L-R) Hummingbird House General Manager Dr Fiona Hawthorne and Chair Kym Warner, Professor Peter Greste and ACSQ Policy and Advocacy Advisor and veteran ABC reporter Ian Eckersley at the annual Loaves and Fishes Cathedral fundraising luncheon on 14 May


The ACSQ General Manager's (Tim Reid) team members at their monthly 'GM Office Morning Tea' at St Martin's House, Ann St on 1 May.


Bishop Cam and Archbishop Paul Yugusuk from South Sudan at Yeronga Parish on 17 May, where they met for the first time and prayed together.


Mr Clive Berghofer (Major Donor and a patron of The Glennie School Foundation), Mrs Kim Cohen (The Glennie School Principal) and The Most Rev'd Dr Phillip Aspinall (Archbishop of Brisbane) unveil the plaque prior to the dedication and blessing of The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre at The Glennie School on 8 May.


Bishop Jeremy Greaves posted this on his Facebook page on 19 May: "It was a grand occasion with plenty of 'colour and movement' at St Mark's, Buderim this afternoon for the Recognition of the Priory of the Sunshine Coast of the Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller.


Prof. Greg Marston (Head of School of Social Science UQ), The Most Rev'd Dr Phillip Aspinall (Archbishop of Brisbane), Cr Vicki Howard (Councillor for Central Ward) and Mr Don O'Rorke (Consolidated Properties) at the Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley launch of Trinity Commons on 9 May. Trinity Commons is a new expression of urban community wellbeing. Their vision is a thriving inner-city hub of social innovation, service delivery, research and education, with a connected and inclusive community at the core. Through their co-designed community, research and education activities, Trinity Commons aims to promote socially just systems and inclusive spaces.


Bishop John Roundhill at Holy Spirit Church, Algester for a combined morning celebration, which was followed by fellowship and refreshments.


Fraser Coast Anglican College Year 9 students sailed on the South Passage Ship on 17 May. A great day was had by all, although it was understood that “hoisting sails is a bit harder than expected”.


Bishop Cam Venables, The Rev'd John Bell (inspiring hymn writer, liturgist, author and occasional broadcaster with The Iona Community, Glasgow) and The Rev'd Dr Jo Inkpin at the PMC-hosted event 'Global Song and Liturgy' on 16 May, where The Rev'd John Bell presented.


St Margaret's Pre-Prep students toured a RACQ Roadside Assist vehicle on 13 May, asking lots of questions and patiently taking turns switching on the hazard lights.


Bishop Jeremy attended both Sunday services at St Peter's, Bribie Island on 6 May. (L-R): Ross Voss, Marjorie Voss, Bishop Jeremy Greaves, Father Steven Schwarzrock and Kay Benson.


St Francis College posted this on their Facebook page on 3 May: "Such a privilege to witness our Spiritual Direction Community chatting away in such a beautiful landscaped setting here at St Francis College, surrounded by luscious green lawns, an abundance of beautiful flowers, new gardens being gently tendered and song birds. From the quiet stones of the Chapel to the polished timber framework in Old Bishopsbourne, St Francis College Campus was buzzing with 28 Spiritual Direction Formation Students, Supervisors, Presenters and some Past Graduates during the recent Intensive. They were nourished each day by teams of Parish volunteers who also enjoyed wandering around our captivating campus and historic buildings.


Graffiti artist Teazer spraying Anglicare SQ's Good Grub Club food van, as part of Anglicare’s Arts&Minds 2019 campaign. Arts&Minds brings together six young people who have experienced being homeless. Together they did the graffiti for this food van that will serve as a platform to help more youth on the streets.


Between Thursday 9 and Saturday 11 May, Canon Hill Anglican College students presented the musical 'We Will Rock You'. 'We Will Rock You' took place on an i-Planet where rock music and musical instruments were outlawed and kids spent their days engrossed online. The musical was a riotous romp through the songs of Queen, as Galileo and Scaramouche joined the rebel Bohemians and searched for the holy texts to set rock and roll free.


Senior Minister at the Rangeville Community Church Andrew Hoey, Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio, Kate Venables and Bishop Cam Venables at the 27th Annual Toowoomba Region Mayoral Prayer Breakfast in Towoomba on 14 May, where Kate and Bishop Cam were the guest speakers


Community of The Way members enjoying one another's company at their weekly 'Tuesday night de-stressing activity' on 7 May at St Francis College, Milton.


Anglicare SQ Robina Respite clients creating gorgeous pot plants. A big thanks to Bunnings Warehous at Robina who kindly supplied the materials and the gardening gloves.


The All Saints', Chermisde community received a $10500 grant from Kedron-Wavell Services Club on 14 May through their Community Grants Project. The money will be used so that All Saints' can "reach further, feed more and in turn support the wider community as we serve those in need as Jesus did himself."


Churchie’s boarding students celebrated National Boarding Week by working together to produce a video about their boarding experience. They also spent extra bonding time in their Year 12 / Year 7 buddy pairs. (L-R): Will Donaldson, Luke Philp, George Murphy, Baxter Schmidt, Benjamin Duddy, Emil Willie-Jawai, James Patterson, Max Campbell, Hugo McCamley, Kye Boland, Harry Cool, George Ward, Mac McGilvray and Max Blanch.


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall visited the Parish of Gonnaneman on 11 May. The Parish is a small, faithful community who welcomed The Archbishop with a special breakfast, which was cooked by men of the parish. (L-R) Marie Bryant, Sue Tonkin, Beverley Reynolds, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall and Beryl Carroll


Bishop Cam Venables visited Stanthorpe Anglican Parish on 19 May where he enjoyed a service and shared meal. Bishop Cam, who took this pic, said that he: "was struck by the significant ministry with migrant fruit pickers that has developed during The Rev'd Daniel Sitaram’s time at Stanthorpe. At the service there was a Samoan choir who sang extraordinarily and performed the Samoan version of the Haka. There was also a lovely team from Vanuatu who not only sang, but were an intrinsic part of the washing-up team."


The Most Rev'd Dr Paul Pitya Benjamin Yugusuk Archbishop of Central Equatoria Internal Province and Bishop of the Diocese of Lomega South Sudan and The Most Rev'd Dr Phillip Aspinall meeting at St Martin's House, Ann St on 21 May.


Lyn Norfield and Beth Rigby admire a beautiful rug hand-made by AMUA members. Rugs are donated to foster children, people who are homeless, a women's shelter, refugees and others who need a little winter warmth.


Bishop Ken Howell, Bishop Robert McGuckin, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Bishop Jeremy Greaves, Bishop Cameron Venables and Bishop John Roundhill giving the final blessing at the anniversary of our Tri-Diocesan Covenant with the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba and the Archdiocese of Brisbane on 29 May at St John's Anglican Cathedral.


Howard Greaver from St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Bulimba and Susan Treadgold from Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Logan at the anniversary of our Tri-Diocesan Covenant with the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba and the Archdiocese of Brisbane on 29 May at St John's Anglican Cathedral.


Fr Odinaka Nwadike from Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Redcliffe and The Rev'd Canon Julia Van Den Bos from St John’s Anglican Cathedral giving the act of re-commitment at the anniversary of our Tri-Diocesan Covenant with the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba and the Archdiocese of Brisbane on 29 May 2019 at St John's Anglican Cathedral.


The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase and Archbishop Phillip Aspinall at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane on 28 May 2019 to mark National Reconciliation Week 2019, with this year's theme being 'Grounded in truth: walk together with courage'. This is what Canon Bruce said about this part of the ceremony: "The Archbishop and I were putting our handprints on two different pieces of fabric. One piece of white fabric the other black. The Archbishop imprinted his hand in white on the black and I imprinted my hand in black on the white. The Archbishop is the representative of the Anglican Church of Southern Qld. The whole Diocese. I do not have the right to speak for nor can I represent all of my brothers and sisters who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. What my hand print was for was to be a symbol of and for all of those. The hand prints are open. They represent, Truth, Peace, Faith, Hope and Love. Truth in the open honesty of the hands. Peace in that they bear no weapons or violence. Faith in that they are both open to the will of God. Hope in that this is not just my hope or vision but a hope for the whole Diocese (at least) and Love. We cannot have love without extending our open hands and heart. It is my hope that these pieces of cloth will be joined, sewn together and then taken around the Diocese by the Archbishop and the Regional Bishops as they visit their different parishes and other units of the Diocese. At each point, they ought to be asked to provide a fabric symbol of their commitment to Reconciliation. This symbol could be anything, but it needs to be sewn on in time as well. These pieces could also include the symbols of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Thank you for wanting to carry on the message. I do hope that this, my vision, can be taken up and lived with. I do hope that this can become a part of the fabric of the Diocese and be displayed at important events in the future even if only just to watch it grow. This could take years but that is the nature of our journey anyway. Blessings, Fr. Bruce."