Recently, 12 members of the Anglicare Southern Queensland Spiritual and Pastoral Care (SPC) team, working in both our Residential Aged Care Homes and Community Aged and Disability Care Services from the Gold Coast to Bundaberg and Brisbane to Toowoomba, gathered at the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre at Ormiston.
The gatherings of the SPC Team, like this one on 18-19 November, have taken place for many years.
Spiritual and Pastoral Care Manager Ray Clifton said it was a chance for all team members to meet each other, some for the very first time.
“Working at such distances from each other, the group really appreciates the time to catch up and share ideas from their spiritual care practice,” The Rev’d Ray said.
“The two days always have a training component and over the last three years we have explored the spirituality of care.
“This year’s event was a two-day retreat with times of input, group sharing, quiet and prayer.
“The focus of the retreat time was the image of servant and how it shapes our care and leadership through the lenses of ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hands’.”
First published on the Anglicare Southern Queensland website on 10 December 2021.