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September 2020 album

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

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Bishop John Roundhill Facebook on 21 September 2020: "A Sunday Selfie from the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Moggill-Mount Crosby parish. The service was as fun as this photo suggests. Thank you to all who were there and online, for making it so. I am aware of what a privilege it is to be able to go to church in person."


Bishop Jeremy Greaves Facebook on 25 September 2020: "It was a great celebration at Carindale this evening as Nicole Anderson was commissioned as priest in charge and Bishop John reminded us that God has given us a future that is bigger than the past. I first knew Nicole when we worked together at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Darwin."


Anglicare SQ Facebook on 18 September 2020: "The six Henny Penny Chickens – four red and two black – have been living at Kirami Residential Home in Hervey Bay since their incubation. Staff and residents doted on the eggs and eagerly awaited the chicks' arrivals. All six have easygoing and sociable personalities that have given a new spark of life to the home, and the residents as well. Reva, a resident at the home, has grown particularly fond of the chickens – who she can see from her window each morning: 'They are the first things I look for when I open the curtains in the morning, and that brings a smile to your face,' says Reva. 'Every morning I enjoy feeding them, I get a sense they get excited when they see me coming out with their feed!' Kirami’s Diversional Therapist, Lorna Smith said the chickens have brought joy to our residents and we have now started collecting their eggs to gift to the residents' families and friends."


St Bart's, Toowoomba Facebook on 22 September 2020: "Congratulations to Neil and Summer who were married yesterday at St Bart’s. Please pray for them as they embark upon life together as husband and wife, seeking to glorify God through their marriage."


St Peter's Anglican Church, Wynnum Facebook on 9 September 2020: "Buy a priest a beer day, but this is much nicer. Thanks, Marilyne."


Anglicare SQ Facebook on 15 September 2020: "Meet Charlie Brown, Abri's newest team member. Charlie will be visiting Abri on a regular basis when he graduates from puppy kindy. The Abri residents were over the moon and received so much joy from such a little puppy. Charlie Brown is nine weeks old and in training to regularly visit Abri for lots of welcoming tail wags and happiness. A very big welcome to this special member of the Abri team."


Toowoomba Anglican School Facebook on 11 September 2020: "The TAS Chapel Choir High Tea and Concert was held on Wednesday. The students had a beautiful high tea hosted by Mr Lees and then a concert in the Millennium Centre, where the audience was superbly entertained by the Secondary and Primary Chapel Choirs, Secondary Aidan's Voices, Secondary Ladies' and Secondary Men's Choirs. We said a sad farewell to nine very special Yr 12 Chapel Choristers. Maya and Will were announced as the Secondary Head Choristers for 2021 and our Primary Head Choristers will be Daniel and Bethany."


West Moreton Anglican College Facebook on 17 September 2020: "Yesterday some of the College's Year One students had lots of fun dressing up and creating art for 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' which is this Saturday 19 September. Great job to all students!"


St Luke's Bundaberg Facebook on 22 September 2020: "LEGO & DINOSAURS! DOES IT GET ANY FUNNER? Last week for the Learning Hub lunchtime activity Mrs Barlow, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Price put up the challenge to the primary students to make dinosaurs out of LEGO. As you can imagine, there was no shortage of volunteers. The teachers also put up the bridge-building challenge."


Bishop Jeremy Greaves Facebook on 27 September 2020: "On Sunday I had the great privilege of confirming five young people at St Mark's at the Gap. It was wonderful to hear them all speak with passion and joy about why they wished to be confirmed. Diana Butler Bass reminds us that 'testimony' is one of the Sign Posts of Renewal in mainline congregations – and something that we should all practise!"


Incoming Glennie School Principal Mary Anne Evans (right) catching up with newly elected 2021 School Captains Kari Donaldson (left) and Sandra Miller (centre) on 4 September 2020.


Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) Years 4 to 6 students participated in the annual Prep School Billy Cart Grand Prix on Thursday 17 September 2020.


AMUA Overseas and Northern Outreach Coordinator Diane Thompson was presented with a beautiful gift of needlework made by branch member Barbara Roberts when she was guest speaker at St John’s Hervey Bay in September in the chapel at Fraser Coast Anglican College, giving everyone present a much better understanding of the scope of the work being carried out under the Northern Outreach umbrella.


The St Andrew's, South Brisbane community celebrated with The Rev'd Alan Moore on the occasion of his retirement on Sunday 27 September 2020.


Canterbury students Ryden Clarke and Milan Wellington became stars overnight when they got a call to participate in the Queensland Government’s top secret video bid for the AFL Grand Final at the GABBA in early September. The Year 5 and 8 students were sworn to secrecy during filming. Both students are avid AFL players and fans. Milan plays in the back line, and comes from a family of footballers, with her grandfather Patrick Wellington playing for Essendon. Meanwhile, Ryden’s grandfather was President of the Collingwood Football Club.


Director of Youth, Children and Families, The Rev'd Jonathan Kemp, starting to pack up his office in the lead up to serving in the role of Assistant Priest at The Parish of Kenmore Brookfield later in the year.


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall visited the Parish of Gympie on Sunday 6 September where he presided over a confirmation service with Fr Shaji Joseph.


Young Jude Browne, who may very well be a future priest given his family's special legacy, caught up on all of the important Western Region news at the Zoom Clergy Muster on 22 September 2020.


Bishop Cam recording a 'Live at Five' Facebook session, with the support of faithful friend Lambeth, at home in Toowoomba in early September 2020.


Bishop Cam visited St John's, Dalby on 6 September 2020, where he prayed for Tom and Nicole, pictured here with The Rev'd David Browne, The Rev'd Ken Hansen (Deacon) and Liturgical Assistant Susan Waddell.


St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Facebook on 21 September 2020: "In a busy last week of term our primary netballers had a great day out at Andrews Cup Netball on Wednesday. Our A grade girls placed first and Junior A third with all players showing great determination and that magnificent St Margaret’s spirit. Congratulations, girls!"


Marking the end of their Term 3 exams, The Glennie School Year 12 students made a splash at The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre on Wednesday 16 September 2020 as they participated in their traditional annual pool jump.


Tamborine Mountain hosts an annual Scarecrow Festival to celebrate and share the environment we enjoy. It has become a custom for St George’s Anglican Church to join in the festivities by displaying a scarecrow of their own. This year we had three: The Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, all characters from The Wizard of Oz. Lacking courage, heart and wisdom our scarecrows find them in the Bible as the accompanying verses show. The Lion finds courage in Deuteronomy 31.6: Be of good courage…for the Lord will not fail you. The Scarecrow finds wisdom in James 1.5: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without. The Tin Man finds heart in Psalm 34.18: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Pictured: parishioners Gisela Meehl and Jenny Peat with locum Fr Ken Spreadborough and the scarecrows.


St Hilda's School Facebook on 15 September 2020: "Old Macdonald had a farm…and today it visited Pre-Prep! The girls dressed for the occasion and had the chance to pat, brush and feed baby farm animals including piglets, lambs, alpacas, goats and chickens. Thank you to Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms for stopping by and to our Pre-Prep families whose generous donations on this dress-up day raised $240 for Fiver for a Farmer."


SAILS at Bayside volunteers Ann Martin-Victor, Rob Clark and Barry Grey setting up catamarans ready for participants at the SAILS at Bayside Public Event at Wynnum Breakwater Park on Saturday 5 September 2020.


Cannon Hill Anglican College Facebook on 11 September 2020: "Congratulations to Ryan King who was today named a recipient of a prestigious Peter Doherty Outstanding Senior STEM Award."


Year 12 Fraser Coast Anglican College students celebrating their Formal evening on Friday 18 September. We wish these students well as they go into Term 4 and their final exams.


On Sunday 13 September 2020, St. Andrew's Springfield held a private outdoor service on the school oval instead of the usual public service at Spring Lake Park. It was wonderful to be able to gather as a church again, with the correct procedures put in place, and a great time to continue to encourage one another to persevere in these challenging times. Chloe was the first to share encouraging words to the rest of the congregation in our open mic section.