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Parish priest, The Parish of Goonaneman & Area Dean for the Burnett Deanery

The Rev'd Sue Barker

About The Rev'd Sue -

The Rev’d Sue Barker is the parish priest for The Parish of Goonaneman, which includes Christ Church, Childers; St Mary’s, Gin Gin; St John’s, Biggenden; St Mary’s, Brooweena and St Francis, Woodgate. She is also Area Dean for the Burnett Deanery and a member of the State Chaplaincy Board. She has a BA (UQ), an LLB (Hons) (QUT) and a BTh (Charles Sturt University).

The Rev'd Sue writes on -

Articles by The Rev'd Sue

The Baru Beat Narelle and Margaret from the The Ladies’ Guild of St John’s, Biggenden The Baru Beat

"Will you tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road?"

“But the Guild and the canteen keep running and keep serving. As Australian singer John Williamson would put it, we “tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road”. I don’t know what we, or the wider community, would do without the Ladies’ Guild. It’s been part of the saleyards and part of people’s lives and memories for so long. We’ll find a way to keep it going,” says The Rev’d Sue Barker from The Parish of Goonaneman

Portrait of Eliza, wife of Governor Darling,1825 by Linnell, John (Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia: 1252913)

Lady Eliza Darling – pioneering social reformer and evangelical Anglican

“Eliza Darling’s strong practical faith and her refusal to give up on those whom society had given up would make her a very good prison chaplain if she were alive today,” says ACSQ prison chaplain The Rev’d Sue Barker on trailblazing social reformer Lady Eliza Darling, who is commemorated in our Lectionary on 3 September