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Redcliffe parishioners knitting rugs for vulnerable women and kids

“We are blessed to have a regular team of Branch members and parishioners who all contribute to our rug-knitting project. Some prefer to knit individual squares, with others lovingly sewing together the squares or crocheting matching borders. Other volunteers handmake complete rugs. Patterns and helpful hints are available for anglican focus readers who wish to assist,” say Parish of Redcliffe Mothers Union Branch members, Robyn Francis and Alison Dunstan

"In St Luke’s, Collingwood Park there is a basket inside the church where people can donate beanies and throw rugs, as well as toiletries. I collect these periodically and take them into MTS" (Eve Pengilley in July 2021, on her way to deliver beanie and toiletry donations to MTS Brisbane for seafarers)
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“No shipping, no shopping”

“Through the work of all involved in this informal alliance between MTS, various parishes, Mothers Union and the Lions Club, over 460 beanies, 59 scarves, a throw rug, toiletries and other personal items were recently donated for seafarers who are confined to their ships due to COVID-19,” says the Parish of Goodna’s Eve Pengilley

Reflections

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

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Mothers Union: so much more than cups of tea

“Mothers Union advocates and campaigns at local, national and international levels to see these changes become a reality. Members are passionate about issues of social justice, communicating with governments and decision makers, and collaborating with other charities and organisations to help bring a united voice for change,” says Diocesan Mothers Union President Bev Perry