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Deacon, St Anne's, Highfields

The Rev'd Melissa Conway

About The Rev'd Melissa -

The Rev’d Melissa Conway is deacon at St Anne’s, Highfields. She has a Certificate in Financial Markets, Securities Institute of Australia; a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Leadership, Griffith University; and, a Bachelor of Theology, Charles Sturt University. She is also a Justice of the Peace (Qualified), Queensland.

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Articles by The Rev'd Melissa

Reflections Reflections

The streets don’t shift, but what happens on them does

“And, like the streets, so many of the things I cherished about Toowoomba and Highfields from my childhood have not changed – the warmth, hospitality and pragmatism of country people; the fresh, peaceful environment; the ease of getting around; and, the sense, being on the edge of the country and the bush, that we humans are part of a much bigger expanse and plan for God’s good creation,” says newly ordained deacon The Rev’d Mel Conway from St Anne’s, Highfields

Graduating formation student Melissa Conway was presented with The Jessie Worthy Prize for the student who has contributed substantially to the College community (Valedictory Service, St Francis College, 24 October 2021)
Reflections

My hairdresser call to the priesthood

“Sometimes going to the hairdresser can be unexpectedly life-changing. For about a year, people in my community had been urging me to explore a calling to ordained ministry. However, when my hairdresser, who is not religious, said, ‘You know what? You should become a priest!’, I knew I had to start paying attention,” says Melissa Conway, who is soon to be ordained a deacon and appointed as assistant curate at St James’, Toowoomba

Features

Hope for Creation

Find out what insights three members of our Diocesan community have to share following a recent ‘Hope for Creation’ workshop, as well as about the biggest ever faith-based day of action for the environment, to be held in March