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Assistant Curate, Maranoa Warrego Anglican Mission Area

The Rev'd Rick Gummow

About The Rev'd Rick -

The Rev’d Rick Gummow is Assistant Priest in the Maranoa-Warrego Anglican Mission Area; caring for the parishes of Mitchell, Charleville, and Cunnamulla. He has a Bachelor of Theology from CSU, with a special interest in reaching those who don’t feel they have been invited to the banquet of the King.

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Articles by The Rev'd Rick

"St Paul’s is the only building in Umbiram, on an acre of land surrounded by just-harvested fields of barley in the Toowoomba Region. To get to St Paul’s, Umbiram from Brisbane, you roll over the last foothills of the Great Divide into the fertile faming land of the inner southern Darling Downs" (The Rev'd Rick Gummow outside St Paul's, Umbiram in November 2021
The Baru Beat

“A solitary beautiful church surrounded by fields of barley”

“To get to St Paul’s, Umbiram from Brisbane, you roll over the last foothills of the Great Divide into the fertile faming land of the inner southern Darling Downs…The sole building in Umbiram, it is the only place for people in the area to gather,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

The Baru Beat

If you build it, they will come

“ ‘If you build it, they will come,’ as the oft quoted movie line goes, and lo, almost to the day of the new Mitchell art gallery’s opening, caravans started lumbering back into town like migrating herds. What a sight it was – you could almost hear the town exhale with relief,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow