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Leichhardt-Chinchilla Anglican Mission Area

Reflections & Features Bishop Cam Venables Reflections & Features

Accepting the challenge

“God called Ross from a well-paid role in agriculture to a poorly-paid role in the Church…and he accepted the challenge. In comparison, ordained ministers are paid well these days, but there is still something deeply vocational about our role. It demands much of us and will take us to places that are physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging,” says Bishop Cam Venables

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Bush Ministry Fund news

“In contrast to the BCA, which does not support rural ministry in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, the BMF only supports rural ministry in parishes of our Diocese and gives at least 98 per cent of all money donated to support rural ministry,” says Bishop Cam Venables, as he updates us on the BMF’s vital work

"I have named my new anglican focus column ‘The Baru Beat’ because 'baru' is the Gunggari word for ‘river’ and ‘waterhole’, and the Gunggari are the First Nations people in the area in which I minister"
The Baru Beat

Welcome to ‘The Baru Beat’: a joey in a nappy and a bush burial

“One of the things I love most about my ministry in rural and remote Western Queensland is the delightfully eccentric people I get to meet. I hope to introduce you to many more of these wonderful folk,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow, as he welcomes us to his new anglican focus column, ‘The Baru Beat’