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The Ven. Valerie Hoare

Retired Priest & Diocesan Spiritual Advisor for Cursillo

The Ven. Valerie Hoare

About The Ven. Valerie -

The Ven. Valerie Hoare (Archdeacon Emeritus) is a retired priest who is delighting in her place within the Cursillo movement as Diocesan Spiritual Advisor, and undertaking occasional locum appointments. She has a variety of educational qualifications from BCT, UQ and assorted others, but her greatest learnings have happened in daily life as people have challenged her to really understand God’s love and forgiveness.

Articles by The Ven. Valerie

Reflections The Ven. Valerie Hoare and husband Doug Reflections

The day I stopped traffic

“During an appropriate gap in the stream of cars and buses, I strode out to the middle of the arterial road and raised both my hands to say, ‘Stop’. ‘This had better work, God,’ I prayed,” shares The Ven. Valerie Hoare, the Diocesan Spiritual Advisor for Cursillo


Be a messenger of joy

When anglican focus asked Belinda Macarthur from PMC who would be the ideal person to write a reflection about being a ‘messenger of joy’ for the #AprilAngel campaign, Belinda suggested The Ven. Valerie Hoare, and this is why…