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Pastoral care

Local Edwin Marsden Tooth Memorial Home resident Mrs Olive Farr (L) and Anglicare Southern Queensland Spiritual and Pastoral Care Manager Colin Lim (R) in June 2023 Local

Anglicare finds biography writing benefits not just for the prose

A biography writing programme that helps aged care residents reflect on their life story and reconnect with distant memories is the latest pastoral care offering by Anglicare Southern Queensland; and is providing joy for both residents and volunteer biographers alike as opportunities to reminisce transform into written text

"I have not explicitly asked those I’ve recommended this book to for a response. However, I have noticed, after reading it, that their perspectives start to reflect those mentioned in the book" (Colin Lim, February 2023)
Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Colin Lim

“This book certainly helped me accept past experiences with people and situations and how they shaped me, for better or worse. More importantly, the book affirmed God’s will and purpose, and that I am therefore ‘good enough’ to be a presence to His people, whether as a pastoral carer, husband, brother, son, friend or acquaintance,” says Colin Lim from Anglicare Southern Queensland


Serving on the Victorian bushfire frontlines

“During our three weeks away in the Victorian Alps, Robyne did great work…visiting very frightened residents, and I conducted many services…including a funeral at Mount Beauty, which we had to do in the pub,” says The Rev’d Ian Bailey on his recent service trip during the bushfire crisis