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Reflections Reflections

Ministering to people living and working in aged care homes

“Recently a resident from one of the local aged care homes joined the Kenmore congregation for regular Sunday worship and weekly Bible study. She catches the bus in her wheelchair, gets out at Kenmore Village, and motors down to Holy Spirit Anglican Church. She has brought great insights to us about the needs of aged care residents and of the extremely difficult staff conditions in the COVID-19 environment,” says The Rev’d Jan Crombie from The Parish of Kenmore Brookfield

"My favourite parts of Synod were giving the prayers in Friday night’s Eucharistic service in the Cathedral and standing up on Sunday to ask a question about South Sudanese youth who are connected to the Anglican community who are traumatised and acting out" (Gabriel Deng, Parish of Goodna)

2021 Diocesan Synod reflections: highlights and learnings

Four clergy and lay people from across our Diocesan Regions share their Synod highlights and learnings with anglican focus readers



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