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Non Nobis Solum: How one St Hilda’s School student is living the school’s motto

“Since COVID-19 hit I have seen a lot more people living on the Gold Coast streets. I have also heard and read many stories of people losing their jobs. This made me feel very devastated and I knew that my family and I must try to help in any way we could,” says Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius, as she shares about a very special partnership she has forged between her school, her local church and business

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An open letter, a hand-written card and thousands of prayers

“When I returned home to Bilo from Perth in June, which was an emotional trip leaving me feeling exhausted and deflated, my spirits were buoyed upon seeing a hand-written card from Bishop Jeremy Greaves which he had mailed to me while I was away,” says 33-year-old Anglican Angela Fredericks, who is leading the national fight to bring Nades, Priya and their girls back home to Bilo

Matthew Flinders Anglican College Year 9 and 10 students and College Chaplain The Rev’d Kathrin Koning preparing food for the St Peter's, Maroochydore community meal, under the guidance of College Chef Darren Frankling on 15 June 2021, with (L-R): Reese, Chef Darren, The Rev’d Kathrin, Gabrielle, Jessica, Lilly, Erika and Elizabeth

Matthew Flinders students cook up a storm for St Peter’s community meal

Two Matthew Flinders Anglican College students tell us how they are working with the college’s Chef Frankling and chaplain Kathrin Koning to help provide hearty hot food for St Peter’s popular weekly Community Meal, which has been impacted by building works


From living on Christchurch’s streets to helping those living on Toowoomba’s

“My own experience being homeless, hungry and cold for six months in my mid-teens has helped me to empathise with those doing it tough on the streets…We opened our Winter Shelter in the parish hall in early June to provide a safe haven at night for people sleeping rough,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley from the Parish of Toowoomba West, as Homelessness Week approaches in the first week of August


Connecting our young people to culture

Meet Ben, a Ngandawal Minjungbal man of the Bundjalung Nation and a Cultural Support Worker at Anglicare Southern Queensland, who supports young people in out-of-home care