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Video Bishop Cam Venables Video

Bishop Cam's 2023 message to school staff

“The particular focus for schools this year is human dignity, for in recognising the dignity of all human beings we will inevitably be drawn to the work of peace making, and away from the easy path of division and conflict. Education is essential to creating this understanding of mutual dignity and respect in the hearts and minds of young people,” says Bishop Cam Venables


How to make rum balls with Chef Prem

The chefs and kitchen staff in Anglicare Southern Queensland’s residential aged care homes are incredibly talented and passionate about what they do. We asked some of them to show us how to make their favourite Christmas recipes. Here’s a step-by-step on how to make rum balls by Chef Prem from Symes Thorpe Residential Aged Care, Toowoomba


St Bart's CHARGE Youth: interview with Zeke and Bethany

St Bart’s, Toowoomba parishioners and Toowoomba Anglican School students Zeke and Bethany share about their highlights and insights of the recent CHARGE Youth Camp, including about what it means to belong to God and to a community: “I learnt that we should love others because Jesus first loved us”


Anglicare Bunyas Rugby League

Discover the magic of mates, mental health and a good old yarn in the rain with Bunyas Rugby League and Anglicare Southern Queensland: “Well, obviously with Rugby League, I think it’s a great vehicle for mental health to help bring the guys together. Part of that journey, as well, is to come together and remember people in our community that have passed through struggles with mental health”


Gary: an Anglicare Valuable Volunteer

Meet Anglicare Southern Queensland lifestyle assistant Gary, who volunteers three times a week driving the Anglicare bus for Gold Coast respite clients: “Most of these guys like going to see the water. They like the beach…A lot of the people say, you know, they miss me when I’m not here”