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Reflections Archbishop Phillip Aspinall Reflections

“It has been a unique privilege to serve as your Archbishop”

“Thank you for your support, prayers and collegiality as we have furthered Christ’s mission in our Diocese and beyond. Some of this ministry has been difficult, painful and demanding. At other times, we have been filled with peace and joy in Christ’s service. In it all there has been a pervading sense of God’s grace,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall AC as he announces his resignation

Longtime St Hugh’s, Inala community member Jack Sabee, 79, said that he began collecting stamps at the age of five in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was born (August 2022)

Septuagenarian black belt parishioner donates thousands of stamps to ABM

A septuagenarian parishioner, who began collecting stamps during his childhood in the Netherlands, has donated 18 stamp albums to the Anglican Board of Mission to raise funds for critical mission projects


Blueprint plan for parish collaboration

“We are both over six feet tall and share the same surname, but we are very different. We are unrelated, support different rugby league teams, hold differing theological understandings and church experiences, and lead very different parishes. However, in early 2021 we began to explore what working together could look like,” say Resource Church leader The Rev’d Canon Stewart Perry from The Parish of Robina and The Rev’d Eron Perry from The Parish of Burleigh Heads


Peering through portholes of nostalgia

“My granny’s diary is a fascinating account of a six-week voyage with plenty of stops along the way. I re-read it recently while preparing for the Lambeth Conference, which is currently underway in the UK. Her diary speaks of a time long past when life was slower and Christendom was still a reality. Of course, it is tempting to be nostalgic and to long for things to be like that once more,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves