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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 Reflections

Walk like a Tasmanian

“After my dad’s death in the middle of last year, I became determined to re-walk my favourite journeys while I can, aware that my earthly life is indeed finite. I wasn’t the only one on the pilgrimage who was coming to grips with mortality,” says The Ven. Valerie Hoare

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

“This photo is of my husband Doug and me at Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef where we went to see turtles hatching. It’s a great place to visit” (The Ven. Valerie Hoare)

Being in place until the door opens and the path appears

“One of our children gave me a personalised ‘Countdown to Retirement’ fridge magnet with dates to mark off. Initially I couldn’t be bothered marking off each day, instead opting to cross out a month at a time,” says The Ven. Valerie Hoare


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…