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Full of Christmas cheer: some Parish of Brisbane Valley team members preparing Christmas lunch and treats in 2023, with Jocelyn Cameron, Rosemary Heath, Sue Cook, Chris Leagas, The Rev'd Loretta Tyler-Moss, Leah Hayward
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“Making room in our church’s ‘inn’ for those needing company and others wishing to serve”

“For some, these Christmas gatherings serve a significant role in providing company and a place to be…For others, the opportunity to serve, to be purposeful, to be needed at Christmas time is equally significant,” says Bush Ministry Fund priest The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss


Archbishop Jeremy’s 2024 New Year message

“There’s so much exciting collaboration already happening, both within our Diocese and through wider community engagement. And, I encourage all parts of our Diocesan community to keep exploring new ways to connect and engage, as we build up one another and collectively demonstrate Jesus’ love to all whom we encounter. Throughout 2024, I’d love you to let me know how you are making this happen, so please drop me a line so I can share your story with the Diocesan community,” says Archbishop Jeremy Greaves

The Baru Beat

“Through collective prayer and collaboration, our foodbank has been blessed”

“As we launch our foodbank in early December, please hold us in your prayers. The need is great, and we are very keen to respond to human need in loving service. Please pray that we may be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, compassionate to those we seek to serve and creative and collaborative in our work together,” says The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss

Resources & Research

What is a Mission Action Plan and why are MAPs important?

“A MAP isn’t a corporate design process looking into a five- to 10-year ‘crystal ball’, identifying an egocentric vision and specifying how we’ll achieve it. Mission Action Planning is the documenting of prayerful discernment conversations by a faith community regarding where and how it’s being called to participate in God’s mission,” says Ministry Development Officer The Rev’d Tim Booth


Sheilagh from St Francis College

“I think it should be an absolute foundation in a faith-based organisation to have that collaborative, co-operative, compassionate approach…this culture of comprehensive Anglicanism within the Anglican Church Southern Queensland opens the doors for reaching out and embracing people who are different,” says St Francis College Dean of Students and lecturer Dr Sheilagh O’Brien