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Features The Rev'd Kaye Pitman OAM with Lesley Briggs and Iris Dean Features

Girls’ Friendly Society: 140 years of ministry in our Diocese

“GFS has been a strong foundation of faith for many women in our Diocese, some of whom have been ordained. These inspirational women include The Rev’d Kaye Pitman OAM, who is chaplain emeritus, and The Rev’d Canon Cheryl Selvage, who is our current chaplain,” says GFS – An Anglican Ministry Office Administrator, Margaret Humphries, as the 140th anniversary of the first Brisbane branch approaches

The Baru Beat BMF deacon The Rev'd Loretta Tyler-Moss and St Agnes' parishioner Jocelyn Cameron The Baru Beat

Oh, the Places You'll Go (in a 4x4)!

“In our Meals on Wheels group there is a dearth of four-wheel-drives, so my Meals on Wheels partner and I were allocated the difficult delivery in question. My first delivery was very challenging. The road access was narrow, rough, awkward and definitely unsuited to conventional vehicles,” says BMF deacon The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss from The Parish of Brisbane Valley

The Rev'd Rick Gummow outside All Saints', Cambooya on 28 July 2022
Reflections & Features

All Saints’, Cambooya: a brief history

“Our vision for our communities on the Downs is to truly show the great love of God as we go out into these communities in the faithfulness and grace of Christ – just as it has been since Benjamin Glennie first came by horse to this ‘small and uncivilised’ area of what was formerly part of the vast Newcastle Diocese,” says The Rev’d Rick Gummow

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Bell tower yarn bombed with flowers

“An 18-metre high ‘flower tower’ has been hung from the St Mark’s, Warwick bell tower by the rural fire brigade, backed by nearly 100 supporters from Northampton Shire in England to Queensland’s Innisfail,” says Warwick community member Janelle Mangan

Reflections & Features

Maranoa Warrego Anglican Mission Area remembered

“We Anglicans in the Maranoa and Warrego Regions have learned much from the foundation of the first Mission District (later Mission Area) of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. We have learnt that new ministry models need to be developed in an ongoing way, requiring flexibility as the needs of an area change,” says Jennifer Crocker from The Parish of Mitchell