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The art of deep listening

“It wasn’t until I began working in hospital chaplaincy that I realised that, although I was often not heard in my family of origin, I had learned to listen very well and that was a valuable skill for any chaplain or pastoral carer to have – a skill that, in fact, forms the basis of all caring interactions,” says The Rev’d Ann Shepperson, while inviting parishes to host ‘Creating Caring Communities’ courses

"To attend is to be present. It is also to notice what else is present" (The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt)
Reflections

Embracing the emerging future

“The study of history reminds us that crises can be situations from which opportunity emerges. As the old passes away or crumbles, new opportunities can begin to materialise. However, for those opportunities to be grasped we need to be able to acknowledge them…We need to notice what the Spirit is inviting us to see and to respond to,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt from Resource Church St John’s Cathedral

News

Open Space revitalises Synod

A Synod survey shows that incorporating Open Space had a significantly positive effect on participants’ experiences and engagement at Synod 2019, with a number of Action Groups continuing to explore important areas of interest that impact our community of the Anglican Church in Southern Queensland