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The Baru Beat The Rev'd Matthew Skelton, Allora Men's Shed on Sunday 9 July 2023 The Baru Beat

Pass it on before you pass on

“The motto of the Allora Men’s Shed is ‘Pass it on before you pass on’. I appreciate their characteristic rural matter-of-factness and generosity. Their motto recognises the value of what people bring to the group and that everyone has something to share with others — some expertise or genius to offer,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from The Parish of Allora-Clifton

mainly music volunteers Val Watson, Lynelle Fenner and Gail Fulton preparing for a session in the hall of All Saints', Clifton in 2021
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Bush Ministry Fund supporting mainly music in Clifton

“God has been faithful also, and we now have nine families that attend mainly music – nine families that we’re now caring for, praying for and with whom we are developing strong relationships,” says The Rev’d Matthew Skelton from All Saints’, Clifton


Going the distance as an Anglicare Southern Queensland Home Care Worker

For Andrea, Longreach isn’t just home, it’s her community. “I came out here for two weeks and stayed out,” she says. That was five years ago. Now, as part of Anglicare’s team of aged care workers, supporting her clients often means going the distance in more ways than one. As a home care worker, it’s not uncommon for Andrea to travel more than 300 kilometres in a day, visiting clients on remote properties, so they can safely and comfortably remain in their own homes


Insight from a fairywren

“Against the orange-brown dirt, and the grey-greens of acacia foliage, the blue colour of this bird was startling. It was like a little herald about to announce something important and just as it got your attention it moved away…almost inviting you to follow,” says Bishop Cam Venables