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Discernment

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The angry young man in the fifth row

“When I was 15 years of age, I decided that I wanted nothing more to do with the Church…The Rector of that parish would sometimes refer to me from the pulpit as ‘that angry young man in the fifth row’. Some years later I was invited to preach at Fr David’s funeral and would credit him, in part, for fostering my vocation,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

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The conversations that encouraged my call to ordained ministry

“I would not be where I am today without those critical vocation conversations – with the caring Society of the Sacred Advent sisters, the insightful parish priest and the wise friends. God uses ordinary people like you and me to initiate conversations of encouragement,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman on her call to the priesthood, as Vocations Month continues

(L-R) Police chaplain Jane Vines and Leah Kahika at the Canungra Bushfires on 11 September 2019: “Chaplains were stationed at the emergency services staging area around the clock for more than a week, ensuring police who returned for meal breaks or at the end of their shift had a chaplain available to talk to.”
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Going where God calls

“When I arrived at the evacuation point, I found Fr Dan Talbot talking to a Police Inspector – the police had decided to form a convoy of police and public vehicles to bring everyone down the mountain safely, and we were just waiting for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to give them the okay,” says police chaplain Jane Vines, who served in the recent bushfire crisis

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Is God calling you? – Sarah is a priest

The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman shares about her role as school chaplain at Cannon Hill Anglican College for Vocations Month this September: “The part I enjoy most about being a priest is hearing people’s stories…sometimes in talking to them I can help change their lives, and sometimes they help change mine.”