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Non Nobis Solum: How one St Hilda’s School student is living the school’s motto

“Since COVID-19 hit I have seen a lot more people living on the Gold Coast streets. I have also heard and read many stories of people losing their jobs. This made me feel very devastated and I knew that my family and I must try to help in any way we could,” says Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius, as she shares about a very special partnership she has forged between her school, her local church and business

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An open letter, a hand-written card and thousands of prayers

“When I returned home to Bilo from Perth in June, which was an emotional trip leaving me feeling exhausted and deflated, my spirits were buoyed upon seeing a hand-written card from Bishop Jeremy Greaves which he had mailed to me while I was away,” says 33-year-old Anglican Angela Fredericks, who is leading the national fight to bring Nades, Priya and their girls back home to Bilo

Investiture in the Albert Street Uniting Church on 11 June 2021 when 12 new members were admitted to the Order. Central figure is the Grand Prior of Australasia, Bailiff Adjunct Professor Victor Feros OAM GCSJ (Image by Philip Andrews)
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The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller

“We are an ecumenical Order, enjoying the company of mainly Anglican, Roman Catholic, Uniting Church and Lutheran members. The Order came to Australia in 1969…There is a strong Anglican presence locally,” says Charles Clark from Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley and The Order of Saint John

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Collaboration as solidarity

When I think about collaboration as solidarity, I often think back to the moment when I found out that I was pregnant with my wonderful son, Tom. I was 15 and what I thought my life would be, changed in an instant. I was left somewhat reeling at a time when teenage mums still experienced significant social stigma…However, the solidarity of family members, friends and churched people shielded and carried me,” says The Ven. Tiffany Sparks

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News from an Anglican Missionary in Africa

“I am now pretty fit in myself and am spending a few days slacking, on Doctor’s orders, except for writing sermons for Holy Week and Easter and then translating them into Chinyanja. Learning the local language has been a trial for me, but I am aware of the immense privilege I have in ministering to the folk,” as described by The Rev’d Harold Aldwyn Machell Cox CBE, the great-granduncle of Frances Thompson, in a series of family letters called ‘The Budget’, which is held in the famous Bodleian Library