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Community outreach

Features Adrian Gibb with St Thomas' Toowong treasurer David Allen and The Rev'd Tom Sullivan Features

From reluctant convert to active lay leader

“Regarding my various lay parish activities – it is vital to me that I feel as though I am contributing. I recall once hearing a cricket commentator say that 90 per cent of people can find the problems, but only about 10 per cent can come up with solutions and act on them. So I strive to be a part of the 10 per cent. Helping to provide alternatives for those seeking a spiritual home is highly rewarding and very enjoyable,” says Adrian Gibb from St Thomas’, Toowong

Some of The Lakes Anglican Church community in February 2021 (L-R) Lyn Baxter (Warden, Treasurer and Ops Team Leader), Lyn Brown (Office Assistant and Pantry Coordinator, Haylie McManus (Intern), Dylan Katthagen (Intern), Isaiah Berris (Youth Coordinator), Rebecca King (Children's Ministry Coordinator), Dan Berris (Priest-in-Charge) and Trevor Ruthenberg (People's Warden)

Blessing and building the North Lakes community

Find out how Lakes Anglican Church parishioners are working together, and alongside other churches and community groups, to live out their vision, mission and values to care for their local community

Books & Guides

Small Church Essentials

“There is much in Karl Vaters’ Small Church Essentials that is helpful for the Australian context, particularly when you realise that in Vaters’ work a small church is anything smaller than 250 congregation members,” says Dr Stephen Harrison in his review of Vaters’ thought-provoking and encouraging book


A place to call home

“Through the Community Meal our parishioners disciple people and we have five Community Meal friends who have become regulars in our worship services and have begun to take up service to, with and for others,” says The Rev’d Tania Eichler of The Parish of Maroochydore’s weekly outreach initiative