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When "Reenie met the Queenie": two women with extraordinary lives

A patron to over 500 charities in Britain and having fundraised over £1.4 billion, Queen Elizabeth II is well-known for her philanthropic work. During her life, she also celebrated those who shared her passion, taking the time to meet and personally thank people doing incredible things for their communities. One of these people is Anglicare St Martin’s Residential Aged Care resident Catherine, affectionately known as “Reenie”

Members of the multi-faith chaplaincy team minister to the queue waiting to see the Queen lying in state

A long line of faith: Chaplains minister to the thousands waiting to say a final farewell

Dressed in black clerical shirts and fluorescent tabards emblazoned “Faith Team”, Archbishops Welby and Cottrell were among the Anglican priests to join faith leaders from other denominations and religions in a chaplaincy team serving the queue of people waiting to see the Queen lying in state


My memories of Queen Elizabeth II

“After Queen Elizabeth passed away, I heard Former High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, on the radio say that anyone who can remember her father, King George VI, must be very old. Later I was talking to my daughter-in-law Leanne, who works for Anglicare Southern Queensland, and I told her that I remember the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, so I must be very, very old,” says Pam Wood from The Parish of Sunnybank


Heaven found in ordinary

The Rev’d Dr Mark Oakley traces the significance of faith in the work of the Queen’s Poets Laureate: “Poets Laureate help us to see what Philip Larkin called ‘the million-petalled flower Of being here’. Thank God for that”