anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

Rector, St Bartholomew's, Mt Gravatt & Examining Chaplain

The Rev'd Michael Stalley

About The Rev'd Michael -

The Rev’d Michael Stalley is the Rector of St Bartholomew’s, Mt Gravatt and an Examining Chaplain. He has a Bachelor of Theology from BCT and a Graduate Diploma in Ministry from CSU, with a special interest in contemporary approaches to mission and faith formation.

The Rev'd Michael writes on -

Follow The Rev'd Michael -

Articles by The Rev'd Michael

Justice & Advocacy The Rev’d Michael Stalley from The parish of Mt Gravatt, The Rev’d Rick Gummow from The Parish of Drayton and The Ven. Geoff Hoyte from The Parish of Logan Justice & Advocacy

“Our support of the ‘yes’ vote honours our Diocese’s long legacy”

“We are proud to co-author this reflection about why we are championing the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s position in support of constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples via a Voice. The way we see it, our support of the ‘yes’ vote honours our Diocese’s long legacy, as illustrated in this timeline from the 1960s to present,” say The Ven. Geoff Hoyte, The Rev’d Rick Gummow and The Rev’d Michael Stalley

The Rev'd Micahel Stalley and Bishop Cam Venables hanging out with the Big Meat Ant in Augathella in October 2021. The Big Meat Ant is inspired by the local football team and draws tourists to the tiny Western Queensland town.
Reflections & Features

1,400km, 16 hours, three churches and two clergy

“As we travelled, it was clear that Bishop Cameron knows each community, its people and clergy deeply. He ministers alongside them with empathy and understanding. Many in his region know him as ‘our priest’ because he spends much of his time working with the parishes who do not have their own local clergy,” says The Rev’d Michael Stalley


Hero priests or communities of care?

“In an unsettled environment, there is much pressure on the ordained person to be the leader that provides continuity, stability and certainty. When clergy talk among ourselves, we often describe this style of an ordained leader as the ‘Hero Priest’…Can I suggest that it is in the tension between a desire for certainty and the reality that no such assurance is possible that our wellbeing problem lies?” says The Rev’d Michael Stalley in a new anglican focus series on ‘creating communities of care’