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Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations

Bishop Sarah Plowman

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Bishop Sarah Plowman is the Bishop for the Northern Region. She has a BAppSc from QUT, a GradDipEd from QUT and a BTh from St Francis College.

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Articles by Bishop Sarah


What to expect as a Synod Representative: episode 2

“Reports, Canons and Motions — these are the more formal parts of Synod. These are where significant work gets done! There are also opportunities for members to ask questions of the Archbishop, present petitions, and on the Sunday morning, there’s a special gathering of only the lay members of Synod where they can ask questions directly of all the Bishops,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman


My stubborn chaplaincy call

“Whether it is in Anglican schools, colleges, universities, aged care facilities, hospitals or other workplaces, chaplains nurture, guide and comfort people from all faiths and none. They are truly the face of Christ in the world,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman


The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman's Maundy Thursday 2022 message

“The Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are not separate events, but are one liturgy, broken in the middle by a long night where solitary contemplation and prayer are the vehicles for each of us to wrestle with the violence and injustice of Jesus’ trial and punishment. There are some things that are only understood from within our own skin, knowing our own injustices and our own response to the violence we see in the world,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman


New ‘On Call’ podcast shares vocation stories

“I really hope that a simple podcast like this will allow people searching for their vocation to tap into the experiences of others. Storytelling can inspire and instruct, and give people a real insight into how they might serve God in their own life,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman, as Vocations Month continues