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Allana Wales

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Allana Wales is a St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly Thread Together volunteer.

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Reflections The Anglican Pilgrimage international cohort of seminarians, clergy and lecturers Reflections

Canterbury tales: pilgrimage highlights and insights

Assistant priest The Rev’d Mel Conway from St Anne’s, Highfields and St Francis College formation student Allana Wales from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly recently received a scholarship so they could participate in an annual pilgrimage for seminarians and clergy in the early years of their ordained ministry. In this special joint reflection they share their pilgrimage highlights and insights

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A reckoning that becomes a channel

“There is a gentle internal reckoning that comes with the recognition of how close our own humanity connects with other persons, whether difference is perceived or not. This reckoning is often a catalyst for the undertaking of small mercies that channels the flow of our own lives into the river of a wider current of change,” says Allana Wales from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly

"My key learning in that the dignity in being able to have access to new clothes at a time when little else in life is working is critical. Without access to critical life needs, people lose hope. They feel different from their peers, isolated and sometimes even ostracised" (Allana Wales, right, pictured in 2021 with Anglicare's Leanne Wood and Kate Littmann-Kelly)

Thread Together: transforming lives, one piece of clothing and conversation at a time

Four big-hearted women from the St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly community share about what drew them to volunteer for the global-first Thread Together initiative and the highlights and learnings from their volunteer journey so far, as they collaborate with Anglicare to help care for some of our most vulnerable people