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How to start your own parish Music Corner for kids

“Some of my clearest early memories of church involve the songs I sung as a child, and music is such a fun and effective way to let God’s word ‘dwell richly’ in us. Therefore, as I started my internship at St Bart’s in 2023, I was excited that one of my areas of focus was to foster the growth of generational diversity in the music team — to get young people involved,” says Diana Wong from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba

"While sometimes challenging, the discipline of reflecting on the way I share in ministry has always borne fruit. For me the outcome of a ministry review has always led to changes in the way I do things, new books or articles to read or simply affirmation that I’m doing some things well," says Archbishop Jeremy
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ACSQ Ministry Reflection and Review Program: important update

“Following more than three years of research into the use of performance reviews in ministry and other professional settings, consultation about concerns and consideration of the benefits — including two pilots and feedback gathering from over 20 ACSQ clergy to create, trial and finetune our own ministry and wellbeing reflection tools and process — the Ministry Review Sub-committee is now ready to launch an ACSQ Ministry Reflection and Review Program,” says Archbishop Jeremy

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Embracing a new beginning

“Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent present opportunities for us to make the same sort of return. They offer us the opportunity for reflection, sifting and renewal; they are constructed so as to offer us the opportunity to embrace new beginnings,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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My experience navigating the Anglican Church as a Torres Strait Islander person

“I also often invite other Anglicans to see that Torres Strait Islander Christians are Christians in our own way. We seamlessly blend our ancient sovereign ways and knowledges as Traditional Custodians with the wider Church’s ways and knowledges. For example, as part of my baptism as a baby, my mum removed my clothing and nappy and held me up in the sea breeze to be sprayed, to first be blessed, by the malu (ocean). She then took me to the church for the service,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu