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Reflections & Features Reflections & Features

Accepting the challenge

“God called Ross from a well-paid role in agriculture to a poorly-paid role in the Church…and he accepted the challenge. In comparison, ordained ministers are paid well these days, but there is still something deeply vocational about our role. It demands much of us and will take us to places that are physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging,” says Bishop Cam Venables

All Saints’, Mitchell parishioner Kerrol Blackett outside her private gallery, The Mary St Gallery, on 10 July 2020
The Baru Beat

If you build it, they will come

“ ‘If you build it, they will come,’ as the oft quoted movie line goes, and lo, almost to the day of the new Mitchell art gallery’s opening, caravans started lumbering back into town like migrating herds. What a sight it was – you could almost hear the town exhale with relief,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

Bush Ministry Fund

Bush Ministry Fund news

“In contrast to the BCA, which does not support rural ministry in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, the BMF only supports rural ministry in parishes of our Diocese and gives at least 98 per cent of all money donated to support rural ministry,” says Bishop Cam Venables, as he updates us on the BMF’s vital work

Books & Guides

From Bush Brothers to Mission Area in 130 Years

“This book’s fundamental message is that the nitty-gritty of the economic livelihoods, social activities, cultural expressions and spiritual wellbeing of those living in our rural communities is uniquely intertwined, as folk resiliently pull together through the ups and downs of daily life,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald in her review of Christine McLean’s book, From Bush Brothers to Mission Area in 130 Years