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Parish priest, All Saints', Clifton

The Rev'd Matthew Skelton

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Matthew Skelton is parish priest of All Saints’, Clifton. He has a Bachelor of Theology from Ridley College and a Graduate Diploma in Theology from BST.

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Articles by The Rev'd Matthew

The Baru Beat The Rev'd Matthew Skelton, Allora Men's Shed on Sunday 9 July 2023 The Baru Beat

Pass it on before you pass on

“The motto of the Allora Men’s Shed is ‘Pass it on before you pass on’. I appreciate their characteristic rural matter-of-factness and generosity. Their motto recognises the value of what people bring to the group and that everyone has something to share with others — some expertise or genius to offer,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from The Parish of Allora-Clifton

The Baru Beat Matthew Skelton The Baru Beat

Bush generosity and a pub wake

“Towards the end of the parishioner’s funeral, I said that, ‘We will see all of you at the pub after the service.’ It meant something to her family and friends that I was part of the group of loved ones grieving her loss. Her son subsequently shouted me a beer, later commenting how much he appreciated my care for his mum…Our parish can only afford a full-time priest because of the Bush Ministry Fund, which is overseen by Bishop Cam Venables,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from The Parish of Allora Clifton

mainly music volunteers Val Watson, Lynelle Fenner and Gail Fulton preparing for a session in the hall of All Saints', Clifton in 2021
The Baru Beat

Bush Ministry Fund supporting mainly music in Clifton

“God has been faithful also, and we now have nine families that attend mainly music – nine families that we’re now caring for, praying for and with whom we are developing strong relationships,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from All Saints’, Clifton