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March 2021 album

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

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Matthew Flinders Anglican College Facebook on 2 March 2021: "We are very fortunate at Flinders to have an accomplished author-in-residence, Mr Danny Parker who is also our Head of Creative Arts. Danny is launching his 12th children's book, 'Shine', and has tasked our Year 3 students with organising the entire book launch event as a real world learning experience. The book launch will be held on 15 March at Flinders. The students are excited, to say the least! They were mentored to write a media release from scratch, and you can read it here. If you're on the Sunshine Coast and a book lover, please join us for this literary event. Bookings are essential and places are limited. Secure your free ticket by emailing"


Anglicare SQ Facebook on 12 March 2021: "Celebrating powerful women in our community. This week we were proud to work with the Riverview Community Centre, Kambu Health and the Queensland Government to host an International Women's Day Morning Tea. It provided a great opportunity to see so many wonderful women come together to share stories."


On 24 March 2021, the anglican focus Editor stopped in a hallway of St Martin's House to chat to members of the Finance and Diocesan Services Commission Organisational Development team, including (L-R) Stephen Hart (Group Manager Organisational Development), Rachael Cook (Organisational Development Officer) and Michael Kucera (Work Health and Safety Officer).


St John’s College Psychologist, Rebecca Wright, is pleased to welcome students to the College’s newly opened Faith Mission and Wellbeing Centre. The centre has been purposefully designed to offer students a safe, confidential environment to talk and problem-solve wellbeing concerns and to nurture spiritual growth. The centre was unveiled to the College community on 22 March 2021.


Mission To Seafarers Facebook on 17 March 2021: "Our AGM was held last Saturday at the Seafarers Centre and was attended by many of our volunteers and supporters who have all significantly contributed throughout 2020. Thank you for joining us and making it more than just an AGM. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to those supporters who attended on behalf of their organisations and our very own Marica Scholes OAM was presented with some beautiful flowers in recognition of her recent award. We're looking forward to the best of 2021!" (Photo by Pam Clements on behalf of St Matthias, Zillmere)


On 12 March 2021, Bishop Jeremy Greaves blessed new buildings at Hillbrook Anglican School. Bishop Jeremy is pictured here with chaplain David Adams.


On 8 March 2021, our Cathedral community welcomed faith leaders and other community leaders to celebrate Commonwealth Day.


The Fraser Coast Anglican College Under 13s team at the Fraser Coast Invitational Rugby 7s Carnival, held on 20 March 2021 at Fraser Coast Anglican College. Back row (L-R): Brody Peart; Max Bacon; Liam Swain; Justin van Niekerk; Joel Wigmore; Moath Ali. Front row (L-R): Benjamin Perkins; Dan Sapsworth; Wiremu Bentley; Ben Stafford; Reif Woodlee.


Bishop John Roundhill Facebook on 2 March 2021: "Sunday is past, but the #Sundayselfie is here. I was at Gold Coast North Anglican at Holy Rood, Oxenford and then at St Matthew's Church, Coomera. The other photo is from 'the Happening' at All Saints Anglican School. It is was just luck that meant I could be there for the end of their weekend together. A marvellous Sunday."


Bishop Jeremy Greaves Facebook on 17 March 2021: "Confirmations are one of the very best things a bishop gets to do! Tonight it was wonderful to be at St Margaret's Anglican School to confirm four young people who had the courage to name what it is they stand for."


Anglicare SQ Facebook on 17 March 2021: "It's the luck of the Irish! Our Abri Residents celebrated St Patrick's Day with green beer, green cupcakes, donuts and ice cream cones. There was plenty of singing and dancing and few good ol' Irish jokes. Have you ever seen a more merry occasion?"


Dalby Anglican Facebook on 10 March 2021: "On Sunday our amazing Ignite Youth got together to ‘Clear the Weir’! We did this two years ago and there was a lot less rubbish in 2021. Afterwards, we had a great time learning about caring for creation and stewardship with The Rev'd Zoe Browne."


On Tuesday 9 March 2021, Bishop Daniel Abot met with Bishop John Roundhill at St Martin's House on Ann St to chat about Bishop Daniel's new role as a Resource Church specialist working with our culturally and linguistically diverse congregations.


Anglican Parish of Caboolture Facebook on 28 March 2021: "Following the many activities of Palm Sunday we celebrated a very joyous baptism. Natalie and Holly were baptised. Mother and daughter – what a precious moment. Joan presented both with a gift from the parish and AMUA. Thank God for the privilege of being a part of such moments of God’s grace. Hosanna. Hosanna in the highest."


The Glennie School Facebook on 24 March 2021: "At the final Assembly for Term 1, a number of our Junior Years students proudly stepped up to receive CAPP, Ensemble Captain and Merit Awards. Congratulations girls and keep up the great work in Term 2."


West Moreton Anglican College Facebook on 10 March 2021: "Celebrating women's pioneering rights for newer generations in our modern world. Deputy Principal Janelle Lecinski, Learning Innovator – Indigenous Perspectives Phyllis Marsh."


St Hilda's School Facebook on 9 March 2021: "Our St Hilda's QGSSSA Cricket Team is supporting the McGrath Foundation by participating in and fundraising for Pink Stumps Day; every donation supports families experiencing breast cancer."


ACSQ Facebook on 24 March 2021: "This morning Mothers Union Australia members from across our Diocese gathered to celebrate 'Lady Day' on the Feast of the Annunciation in St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Archbishop Phillip Aspinall gave an inspiring homily about the contributions of dedicated Mothers Union members and President Bev Perry presented a cheque to Anglicare Southern Queensland's The Rev’d Canon Linda McWilliam for Anglicare chaplaincy. Membership cards and badges were presented and new member, Frances Thompson, was warmly welcomed. Thank you to Mothers Union members for their hard work, innovation and generosity. And, thank you to the men in our community who attended to show their support."


Coomera Anglican College Facebook on 19 March 2021: "Congratulations to our Intermediate B Debating Team for winning in Round 1 of the competition this week against QAHS. This was an amazing effort from Abbie, Jorja, Chelsea, and Ava, who debated in the negative on the topic ‘Everyone should have First Aid training’. Well done to the team and their coaches!"


Fraser Coast Anglican College Facebook on 18 March 2021: "Liam (Year 6) is a passionate cricket player and plays U12 cricket with the HB Cricket Association. This season Liam was selected to play for the Fraser Coast Representative Team, and from there he was selected to play in the U12 Wide Bay team at the Ian Healy Cup which took place in Brisbane in January. This was a five-day carnival which consisted of five 50-over games and was a huge step up for all the kids to play in this format. Liam played really well and was even awarded 'Player of the Match' at one of these games, for scoring the most runs and wickets (3) in the game. Liam's highlight for the season was bowling 5/5 off five overs in his last Fraser Coast Rep game against Gympie. Congratulations, Liam, on a great season and achievements."


On 27 March 2021, St Bart’s, Toowoomba hosted its annual RE/QUIP Conference for Young Adults. The conference focussed on the three main areas of PROCLAIM, WORK, and SERVE. 30 young adults set aside the day to hear from God’s word as taught by Derek Hanna, Rachael Djamaludin, and David Walter. All the talks can be found at


Wynnum Anglicans Facebook on 28 March 2021: "Thanks to The Rev’d Michael Faragher for leading us in worship this morning. Michael will be presiding for the remainder of Holy Week with us. Have a blessed week. Keep watching out for updates to our scheduled services."


St Paul's School Facebook on 26 March 2021: "We have four TAS sport teams who will be competing for Premiership titles tomorrow! Pictured are Michael Alletsee representing the St Paul's 2nds Cricket team, Dennis Power representing the 3rds Volleyball team, Hudson Curtis representing the Year 8 Red Volleyball team and Mali Raminai representing the Junior Football team. Congratulations to all of our students across all sports during Term One. And for those teams vying for a premiership – good luck! We are so proud of you."


St Francis College Facebook on 5 March 2021: "Congratulations to our Graduates! Congratulations to Lauren Martin, Danni Clark, Elizabeth McConnell and Juliana Bate, who were presented with their graduation certificates by Archbishop Phillip at the annual Commencement Evensong at St John’s Cathedral on Sunday 28 February. The Evensong also included an act of commitment by students and teachers to their studies and the SFC community in which we commended the academic year ahead to God."


ACSQ Facebook on 12 March 2021: "Resource Church Specialist Bishop Daniel Abot has been busy meeting clergy and lay people across our Diocesan community over the last month, including The Rev'd Rebecca King at Yeronga Anglican Church, the St Bart's Toowoomba team (pictured) where he is based, Fr Dan Berris from The Lakes Anglican Church, The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman, Bishop Jeremy Greaves and Bishop John Roundhill. Bishop Daniel has been appointed to this new role to support, develop and resource ethnic congregations in our Diocesan community. To keep up to date with Bishop Daniel's activities and to read his latest 'Many Languages in Christ' newsletter, check out the faithful + effective website."


The Glennie School Facebook on 8 March 2021: "Glennie's 14th Principal, Ms Mary Anne Evans thanks the whole School community for their support of her commissioning last week. Enjoy the event in photos captured by Salt Studios Commercial. We have also loaded a video from the event on our YouTube Channel."


Marjorie Voss was presented with a long service badge and an award by Bev Perry at St Andrew's, Indooroopilly on 9 March 2021 in recognition of her 60 years of service to Mothers' Union (Photo courtesy of Chris Martin).


‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’, one of the Nativity series painted by The Rev'd David Binns, which hung on the walls of St Christopher’s Lodge at the Brookfield Centre for Christian Spirituality since 2003, has been relocated to the Ministry Education Commission at St Francis’ Theological College, Milton. The opportunity was taken to update the memorial tribute plaque to include the painting’s donor and now reads: "In loving memory of Don and Barbara Gillham." Bishop Jonathan received the painting while Ian and Bernice Ross, the Old Friary worshipping community members, and Joy and Barry Cooper, Barbara’s family representatives, observed the handover.


Members of the Cannon Hill Anglican College community making Palm Sunday crosses as part of their secondary Life and Faith class in late March 2021.


On 5 March 2021, The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt, pictured with dedicated staff Lisa Clarke and Gerard Finn, cooked up a paella storm on the Cathedral grounds to celebrate the forthcoming International Women's Day.


On Tuesday 9 March 2021, Bishop Daniel Abot met with The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman, Director of Ordinands and Vocations, at St Martin's House on Ann St to chat about vocations.


On 8 March 2021, the annual Brisbane Provincial Bishops’ meeting was held at St Martin’s House on the St John's Cathedral, Brisbane Precinct. Pictured are (L-R) Bishop Peter Grice from the Anglican Church Central Queensland, Bishop Jeremy Greaves from Southern Queensland’s Northern Region, Bishop John Roundhill from Southern Queensland’s Southern Region, Bishop Cam Venables from Southern Queensland’s Western Region, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Bishop Greg Anderson from the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory and Bishop Keith Joseph from the Anglican Diocese of North Queensland.