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March 2020 album

Check out these photos taken across our Diocesan community, and find out what our schools, parishes, clergy and ministries got up to last month

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Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Ranjani, Bishop Bill Ray and The Rev'd Samuel Dow in the gardens of Baroona Farm following the official launch and blessing on Saturday 7 March. Ranjani is a refugee from Sri Lanka who now lives onsite at St Francis College and is a member of the Baroona Farm working group.


Members of the St Mark's, Buderim community in mid-March showing how to maintain physical distance and connect online to help keep our communities safe. They are using equipment purchased with ACSQ grant money that supports parishes in providing ministry and staying connected with their community, such as Zoom subscriptions, equipment and licences for live streaming. Pictured: Peta Beattie, Glenda Bryant, Kate Luxford-Morgan, with Mother Moira Evers on the screen.


The Cathedral team held their annual St Patrick's Day sausage sizzle, with Cathedral Precinct clergy and lay people joining in the fun, including (L-R): Terry, Julian, Maureen, Gerard, The Rev’d Linda and The Rev’d Ray.

Bishop Jeremy Greaves commissions The Rev'd David Ruthven

Bishop Jeremy Greaves commissions The Rev'd David Ruthven as the new priest for the Parish of North Pine on Wednesday 4 March.


Anglicare SQ Facebook on 12 March 2020: "The Jarjums Connect Group is an exciting new project that our Children and Families Gold Coast team has launched. The program is a fun and exciting way to create cultural connectedness, so that children and young people begin to develop and feel a strong sense of identity and belonging within themselves and the wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The program is run by our Cultural Support Workers and each week they learn about key topics, such as song and dance, language and storytelling, costumes and making food."


Bishop Jeremy Greaves Facbook on 1 March 2020: " 'It feels like Friday... But Sunday's coming.' The sadness of closing the little church at Kandanga this morning was tinged with the sense of hope that comes from knowing that the church lives beyond the walls of its buildings."


Mission To Seafarers Brisbane Facebook on 14 March 2020: "David Thomas receiving his life membership to MTS Brisbane."


Parish of Caboolture Facebook on 6 March 2020: "The World Day of Prayer was held here this morning. A great morning of ecumenical prayer, worship and fellowship is always to be valued and celebrated. This year we held the women and nation of Zimbabwe in our prayers. Thank you one and all for participating in this service. Particular thanks to Jeannette Newton and her dedicated team."


St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Facebook on 28 March 2020: "This week the Year 5 TEAM Challenge girls, who decided they wanted to fundraise to help find a vaccine for COVID-19, launched the 'Helping for Hundreds Campaign'. Every child can get behind it, especially with the upcoming school break. Follow these three easy steps: 1) Do some chores (see the list on the POD for ideas). 2) Take a photo doing the chores and send to your class teacher. 3) Tally the chores you do and their value. 4) Ask your parents to donate to ‘Helping Hundreds Campaign’."


Fraser Coast Anglican College Facebook on 28 March 2020: "Here's the best news of the week...Violet Joy Melia born 18.16 Wednesday 25th March weighing 2.99kg. Both Mum and baby are doing well. Thanks to the staff at Hervey Bay Hospital for taking great care of them."


St John's Wishart Facebook on 2 March 2020: "2019 AGM and DINNER. We are thankful to God for his goodness in 2019 and we are looking forward to all that He will do through us in 2020. To everyone who came along, we hope you were encouraged. To Sharyn, Pam and Lyn – thank you for the work you did on the night to make sure we enjoyed the dinner."


St Paul's, East Brisbane Facebook 8 March 2020: "A great #ecumenical gathering at St Paul's Anglican Church, East Brisbane on Friday to celebrate World Day of Prayer. WDOP is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. A big THANK YOU to Dr Nadine and the team, who hosted our friends and guests for this event!"


Churchie Facebook on 14 March 2020 (Wyaralong Dam): "A fitting way to celebrate 100 years of Churchie rowing! The Old Boys Cup is again in Churchie hands with strong performances across the age groups at Head of the River. Congrats to all Churchie rowers on a true team effort."


Cannon Hill Anglican College Facebook on 7 March 2020: "Open Day 2020. Thank you to all who attended and made the morning such a success. It was our pleasure to show you around our campus."


St Bart's, Toowoomba Facebook on 23 March 2020: "It was a great joy to gather online yesterday to sing, pray, and open God’s Word. Extra special to also be joined by our Mission Partner – the Lean Family in Kudjip, PNG – as they engaged with the stream!"


WestMAC Facebook on 30 March 2020: "Wonderful work from the students of Prep M to brighten up the day of support workers and front line medical staff at the Ipswich Hospital."


Toowoomba Anglican School Facebook on 25 March 2020: "Miss Parker and her Year 11 Geography class testing out Distance Learning with Zoom meetings! This term, they had already been learning about the effect of population size on ecological hazards and disease management."


St John's, Dalby Facebook on 5 March 2020: "Great to see Ann Henschell and Len Poulsen celebrating Dalby parkrun's 3rd Birthday. When they're not volunteering at parkrun, they bring their joy and fun to St John's Anglican Church Dalby."


Mothers Union President Bev Perry thanking The Rev'd Jim Stonier, who chaired the Mothers Union Diocesan AGM on 10 March 2020 at Coorparoo.