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Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations

The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman

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The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman is the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations. She has a BAppSc from QUT, a GradDipEd from QUT and a BTh from St Francis College.

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Articles by The Rev'd Canon Sarah

Video Video of Sarah Plowman giving her Maundy Thursday message Video

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

“The landscape reminds me of the vast epochs over which rocks have been shaped. I am so tiny and yet, by choosing my purpose carefully, I am so powerful,” The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman reflects on rock formations in the Freycinet Peninsula in May 2021
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ACSQ vocations walk – a pilgrimage of purpose

“I think that taking time out in the outdoors is a fantastic way to connect with God and God’s purpose for our lives. So, as part of my role as Director of Ordinands and Vocations, I am leading a one-day pilgrimage walk from the Mt Coot-tha summit to St John’s Cathedral so we can reflect on vocation and call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman

Reflections

Myth-busting clergy mental health

“It is my practice now to see a psychologist six times each year, in between visits to my Spiritual Director. I also look out for the signs that I’m not coping – withdrawing or striving to be creative out of an empty bucket – and attend to them before they become a problem,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman

Reflections

The conversations that encouraged my call to ordained ministry

“I would not be where I am today without those critical vocation conversations – with the caring Society of the Sacred Advent sisters, the insightful parish priest and the wise friends. God uses ordinary people like you and me to initiate conversations of encouragement,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman on her call to the priesthood, as Vocations Month continues

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Welcome to Anglican Vocations SQ

“Following a vocation to the ordained life is an adventure waiting to happen and exploring your own sense of call is the first step. Talk to your parish priest, your family, your trusted friends – you can even give me a call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman