Priest-in-Charge, The Anglican Parish of Bundaberg West and Area Dean for the Burnett Deanery

The Rev'd Andrew Schmidt

About The Rev'd Andrew -

The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt is the Priest-in-Charge of The Anglican Parish of Bundaberg West and is the Area Dean for the Burnett Deanery. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religions (UQ), a Master of Theology (BCT) and a Graduate Diploma in Education from CQU.

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Articles by The Rev'd Andrew

Reflections Reflections

Biases and bunkers

“I suspect the tendency to very quickly retreat into our bunkers, and to start actively protecting ourselves by attacking ‘the opposition’ is driven, at least in part, by the way people feel so certain about their positions – such that if anyone disagrees, they must be fundamentally wrong,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt

Ranjani, St Francis College student Loretta Tyler-Moss, The Rev’d Victor Joseph (Principal, Wontulp-Bi-Buya College), The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt (with baby John), The Rev’d Samuel Dow (with Ellie), The Rev’d Jasmine Dow (with Amelie), St Francis College student Glynn Holland-Leam, Peter Branjerdporn and Louise Schmidt on the ABM pilgrimage to Wontulp-Bi-Buya College in Cairns in mid-June

Exploring mission in a post-colonial Australian church

As part of our series on Reconciliation Action Plan achievements, recent Wontulp-Bi-Buya College pilgrims tell us about their immersion trip to Cairns, including the highlights of the pilgrimage


Self-help books, hope and young people

The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt reflects on self-help books: “They are the social equivalent of the photo-shopped celebrities that cannot be attained, but still people pay for the privilege of the dream. Just buy the book, follow the trademarked 7-step path to a more fulfilled life, eat this diet to a healthier heart chakra. I could go on”


Fireworks over firearms

Reflecting on the chemical similarities between fireworks and firearm ammunition, The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt says: “For me this is one of the central dilemmas that face humanity – the conflict between progress and concern for how progress will be used”