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St John’s Crisis Centre: “It all happens inside the church”

“It all happens inside the church on Hamilton Avenue in Surfers Paradise…People are fed in the church. Emergency relief interviews are held in the church. It’s God’s house, so the church is the best place for people to be cared for. I think Jesus would love the fact that His house is being used to help His people in need every day,” says General Manager of St John’s Crisis Centre, Dianne Kozik

"Over the last 18 months, workers and volunteers, both ordained and lay, have dedicated themselves to helping people journey through COVID-tide, just as health workers have committed themselves to providing medical care to those who contract the virus" (The Rev'd Dr Imelda O’Loughlin )

Journeying with people during the ongoing COVID-tide

“In the ongoing COVID-19 environment, it would be easy to push ourselves beyond our limits and dismiss our own wellbeing, overcommitting without realising that we are using our personal survival resources at a rapid rate. So how do we effectively pastorally care for others while ensuring our own self-care?” asks The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin