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Beating the Bounds

“The ‘Church’ is not God’s primary project – the world is. So, it might do us all good to get out of our church buildings more when the current lockdown ends, bamboo canes in hand or not,” says Bishop John Roundhill, as he shares about a peculiar ancient parish practice

Robina Anglicare Community Aged and Disability Administration Coordinator Margaret Pask, South Coast Community Aged and Disability Service Manager Nigel Aberdour and Home Care Worker Virginia Salaveria have each celebrated 20 years of service to the Gold Coast community. Recently they were recognised for their service with some flowers and a certificate
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Anglicare Gold Coast staff celebrate a collective 60 years of service

South Coast Community Aged and Disability Service Manager Nigel Aberdour, Administration Coordinator Margaret Pask and Home Care Worker Virginia Salaveria have proudly served the Gold Coast community for more than 60 years

Features

From living on Christchurch’s streets to helping those living on Toowoomba’s

“My own experience being homeless, hungry and cold for six months in my mid-teens has helped me to empathise with those doing it tough on the streets…We opened our Winter Shelter in the parish hall in early June to provide a safe haven at night for people sleeping rough,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley from the Parish of Toowoomba West, as Homelessness Week approaches in the first week of August

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A Reconciliation message from Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

“Reconciliation begins with truth telling. Then it must involve taking action to set right situations where there is inequality, systemic racism or abuse of human rights…Peace and Reconciliation are central to the mission of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. Strengthening and healing relationships with our First Nations peoples are fundamental to that mission,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

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What makes a flourishing faith community?

“Faith communities are committed to living out God’s mission. In the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, there are many different ways that people connect, belong and contribute to this mission…different faith communities express this diversity, whether it’s in parishes, in schools, in aged care facilities or youth communities, or mission agencies, or hospitals, or prisons, or a hundred other places,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall