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Reflections Board member meeting Reflections

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“When a group of people – strongly diverse in both skill sets and personal backgrounds – work collaboratively together to achieve good governance, the outcomes are more robust, innovative, effective and ethically sound,” says Joanne Stone, ACSQ Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Finance and Diocesan Services Commission

The St John's Cathedral red bench was installed and blessed by The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt following the 9.30am Eucharist on Sunday 27 November during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Pictured (L-R) are: Norma Kleinschmidt, Glynis Jenkins, Bess Dunglison, Anne Willet, The Rev’d Eleanor Mancini, Ailini Gilliam and Denise Schellbach
Justice & Advocacy

Cathedral Mothers Union group installs red bench

“The idea of having a red bench at the Cathedral began when Betty Taylor, founder of the Red Rose Foundation, was a guest speaker at a Mothers Union gathering in 2021. The Red Rose Foundation works to eliminate domestic and family violence related deaths,” says Secretary of St John’s Cathedral Mothers Union, Glynis Jenkins


“Let’s acknowledge the good news that domestic and family violence is preventable”

“My involvement in the domestic and family violence space began when my sister, Allison Baden-Clay, was murdered by her husband in April 2012. Her story shocked and gripped the nation. It resonated with people in the community and was in the media almost daily for months. At the time my family wondered why there was so much interest in Allison’s story,” says Vanessa Fowler OAM from St Paul’s, Ipswich and the ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Working Group