anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

Being Together: Embracing Joy

News St Margaret's Year 6 student Agatha George News

Exploring school values through Prayer Spaces

Primary students at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School recently took part in a Prayer Space themed around the school’s core values of spirit, inclusivity, integrity, courage, respect and passion, all of which are borne from the school’s Anglican tradition

"Earlier this year, as part of an RE program with Year 10, I decided to hold a World Café style event as a way of encouraging dialogue and communication" (The Rev'd Gillian Moses, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School)
Features

World Café at school

“Dialogical tools such as World Café are really helpful in introducing students to ways of talking about serious topics, and for managing conversations where there may be different, strongly-held opinions,” says The Rev’d Gillian Moses from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

Video

On Earth festival

Embrace the Joy of On Earth festival 2022 with this lovely video featuring Blackstar Coffee kids’ sack race; Christ Church, Yeronga Youth Hip Hop Gospel Dance Troupe; First Nations singer-songwriter and St Francis College student Lydia Fairhall; the Baroona Farm team; The Parish of Robina’s Director of Music and Technology, Jackson King; Anglicare’s Thread Together clothing van; On The Way podcast’s Dom Fay and The Rev’d Sue Grimmett; forum panelists; and, workshop facilitators

Reflections

A school sacristan’s thoughts on “Embracing Joy”

“We must treat each part of the body kindly to maintain a healthy relationship with our whole body. Thus, it only makes sense that we should love and care for everyone. It does not come down to some being more important than others, but rather that we are all people made in God’s image, which is reason enough to celebrate our diversity,” says St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School sacristan Monica Behrenbruch

Video

On Earth Fest: it’s time for Embracing Joy!

Discover the line-up for this year’s On Earth Fest, which will be held at St Francis College on Saturday 8 October. Plus check out some of last year’s inaugural On Earth Fest highlights. On Earth Fest is a celebration of the way our differences help to make us whole – a space to engage with the beauty of diversity, and a time to share our gifts