anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

Romero Centre

Video Samuel and Emilio at Baroona Farm Video

Baroona Farm: ministry update

Baroona Farm is a growing urban farm located at St Francis College in Milton. The farm ministry’s mission is “to grow food and community with and for the nutritionally vulnerable” using organic and sustainable farming practices. Find out the latest Baroona Farm news from The Rev’d Samuel Dow as he takes a few minutes out at the recent Mega Working Bee 2.0 to update our Diocesan community

Features Features

Weddings, parties, Advent, anything

“I’m sure my friends on the Thai-Myanmar border didn’t think much of it when they welcomed me into their workplace, their parties and their homes. But all those cups of instant coffee over conversation made a deep impression on me – a kind of justice communion for my soul each week,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

Rod Nason (Baroona Farm volunteer), Sammy Narua (Multicultural Australia Employment program coordinator), Sisira Fernando (Multicultural Australia client) and The Rev'd Samuel Dow at Baroona Farm on Friday 3 December 2021

Baroona Farm partners with Multicultural Australia

“Earlier this month, Sri Lankan-born refugee and Multicultural Australia client Sisira Fernando joined in the working bee at Baroona Farm and immediately felt connected with the place…He was delighted, in particular, to see okra, winged beans and gotu cola (a herb) growing. However, most of all Sisira felt welcomed at the working bee,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow


‘Utterly orthodox and utterly radical’

“The Anglican Communion honours this 20th century martyr with a stone statue, along with nine other modern-day martyrs, installed above the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled during the 1998 Lambeth Conference,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow on Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 40 years ago this month


Urban farm with a mission

“In growing organic produce and building community alongside the Romero Centre men’s group members, we are embracing the Anglican Marks of Mission,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow on the urban farm he is building alongside people seeking safety in our community