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Pastoral Care Practitioner, Mater Hospital and Hon. Assistant Priest, St Francis College

The Rev'd Samuel Dow

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The Rev’d Samuel Dow is Pastoral Care Practitioner at the Mater Hospital and Hon. Assistant Priest at St Francis College. 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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Video Samuel and Emilio at Baroona Farm Video

Baroona Farm: ministry update

Baroona Farm is a growing urban farm located at St Francis College in Milton. The farm ministry’s mission is “to grow food and community with and for the nutritionally vulnerable” using organic and sustainable farming practices. Find out the latest Baroona Farm news from The Rev’d Samuel Dow as he takes a few minutes out at the recent Mega Working Bee 2.0 to update our Diocesan community

Rod Nason (Baroona Farm volunteer), Sammy Narua (Multicultural Australia Employment program coordinator), Sisira Fernando (Multicultural Australia client) and The Rev'd Samuel Dow at Baroona Farm on Friday 3 December 2021

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