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The Baru Beat BMF deacon The Rev'd Loretta Tyler-Moss and St Agnes' parishioner Jocelyn Cameron The Baru Beat

Oh, the Places You'll Go (in a 4x4)!

“In our Meals on Wheels group there is a dearth of four-wheel-drives, so my Meals on Wheels partner and I were allocated the difficult delivery in question. My first delivery was very challenging. The road access was narrow, rough, awkward and definitely unsuited to conventional vehicles,” says BMF deacon The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss from The Parish of Brisbane Valley

The Baru Beat Narelle and Margaret from the The Ladies’ Guild of St John’s, Biggenden The Baru Beat

"Will you tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road?"

“But the Guild and the canteen keep running and keep serving. As Australian singer John Williamson would put it, we “tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road”. I don’t know what we, or the wider community, would do without the Ladies’ Guild. It’s been part of the saleyards and part of people’s lives and memories for so long. We’ll find a way to keep it going,” says The Rev’d Sue Barker from The Parish of Goonaneman

mainly music volunteers Val Watson, Lynelle Fenner and Gail Fulton preparing for a session in the hall of All Saints', Clifton in 2021
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Bush Ministry Fund supporting mainly music in Clifton

“God has been faithful also, and we now have nine families that attend mainly music – nine families that we’re now caring for, praying for and with whom we are developing strong relationships,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from All Saints’, Clifton

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Dispatch from a dusty new deacon

“What a wonderful beginning I am experiencing in my new deacon role. Conversations, especially incidental chats, have been a highlight of my ministry so far, as they teach me much about the unique blessings and challenges of rural life and foster a critical sense of belonging,” says BMF deacon The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss from the Parish of Brisbane Valley

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If you build it, they will come

“ ‘If you build it, they will come,’ as the oft quoted movie line goes, and lo, almost to the day of the new Mitchell art gallery’s opening, caravans started lumbering back into town like migrating herds. What a sight it was – you could almost hear the town exhale with relief,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow