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PTO, St John's Anglican Cathedral and locum priest at St Alban's, Gatton

The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin

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The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin is PTO with St John’s Cathedral and is the locum priest at St Alban’s, Gatton. She practised medicine for over 40 years, and has a Fellowship with the Australian College of General Practitioners, a Master of Public Health, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Theology and is currently studying for a Master of Ministry.

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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

(L-R) Seasonal workers and parish worshippers David, Tony (who will take the candlesticks home to Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands), Rose and Henry, with The Rev’d Dr Imelda O'Loughlin and The Rev’d Dr Graham Warren at St Alban’s Anglican Church, Gatton on 8 September. The candlesticks were gifted by the Parish of St Paul’s, Roma, and originally came from St John the Divine Anglican Church in Surat, which was closed in May 2019.

Sharing sacred stories and vessels

“When we extend an invitation to people, including seasonal workers, to join us, we have both the responsibility and privilege to listen to their story. Sharing narratives is at the heart of Christian community and essential for our own sense of person and place,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin, locum priest at St Alban’s in Gatton, in this Season of Creation reflection