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Chaplain, St John's College within the University of Queensland & Manager, Baroona Farm

The Rev'd Samuel Dow

About The Rev'd Samuel -

The Rev’d Samuel Dow is Chaplain of St John’s College within the University of Queensland and the Manager of Baroona Farm. He has a Bachelor of Horticultural Science from The University of Western Sydney, a Diploma of Anglican Orders, including certificate of Intentional Pastoral Practice from St Mark’s NTC, a Bachelor of Theology from Charles Sturt University and a Graduate Certificate of Professional Supervision from St Mark’s NTC. He worships at St John’s Cathedral and has special interests in eco-theology, ecclesiology, liturgy.

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Articles by The Rev'd Samuel


Baroona Farm partners with Multicultural Australia

“Earlier this month, Sri Lankan-born refugee and Multicultural Australia client Sisira Fernando joined in the working bee at Baroona Farm and immediately felt connected with the place…He was delighted, in particular, to see okra, winged beans and gotu cola (a herb) growing. However, most of all Sisira felt welcomed at the working bee,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow


‘Utterly orthodox and utterly radical’

“The Anglican Communion honours this 20th century martyr with a stone statue, along with nine other modern-day martyrs, installed above the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled during the 1998 Lambeth Conference,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow on Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 40 years ago this month


Urban farm with a mission

“In growing organic produce and building community alongside the Romero Centre men’s group members, we are embracing the Anglican Marks of Mission,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow on the urban farm he is building alongside people seeking safety in our community