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Clergy are called to care for their people, but who cares when the carer needs care?

“There are both predictable and unexpected times when clergy will feel more depressed, anxious or stressed. A virus like COVID-19 and 2020’s associated stresses are completely new and unexpected, so the recent NCLS snapshot figures are not surprising,” say counsellor Marilyn Redlich and PMC Executive Director Stephen Harrison, who offer practical suggestions for addressing stress, anxiety and depression

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The ‘immortal’ woman: Henrietta Lacks

“This is a story about some of the world’s most important cells. Their code name is ‘HeLa’ and for several decades now they have been bought, sold, packaged and shipped by the trillions to laboratories around the world. It is a fascinating story and it would be an injustice not to tell the tale of Henrietta Lacks – the woman who ‘owned’ the groundbreaking HeLa cells,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin

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What comes after online church?

“As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we are at a crossroads in the life of the contemporary Church. What do we do going forward? Do we return to how things were before and abandon online church? Or can we take our new learnings and skills to progress with a new format of ‘hybrid church’?” asks digital coach Evan Englezos, while also offering tips for running a hybrid church

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Eliza Tritton OBE

Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers tells us about energetic philanthropist Eliza Tritton OBE who contributed much to our Diocese and to the wider Brisbane community

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Developing worship in children's ministry

“I invite you to look at the children in your worship ministry. What are their hobbies and interests? How can you engage them in God’s presence?” asks primary school teacher, mum and kids’ worship ministry leader Penny Howchin from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield

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William Wilberforce: evangelical abolitionist

“William Wilberforce did not experience great health during his life, but he was spiritually motivated and deeply determined to do what was right – whatever the cost. His life was not easy, but he remains for us today a remarkable example of works motivated by deep Biblical faith,” says The Rev’d Dr Hugh Begbie