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Accepting the challenge

“God called Ross from a well-paid role in agriculture to a poorly-paid role in the Church…and he accepted the challenge. In comparison, ordained ministers are paid well these days, but there is still something deeply vocational about our role. It demands much of us and will take us to places that are physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging,” says Bishop Cam Venables

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Dalby Anglicans clear the weir

“‘Clear the Weir’ activates our God-given stewardship role by involving young Christians in physically caring for their environment. This allows us to see, first-hand, the importance of our role and the impact we have and the difference we can make as part of God’s Creation,” says Year 11 student and St John’s, Dalby parishioner Charlotte Kelly in this special joint feature

War-time chaplain The Rev'd Edwards described in his diary only being able to secure a horse for his personal use in September 1916. Before that he had to borrow one when he could (Image courtesy of the Records and Archives Centre – ACSQ)
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A Queensland army chaplain’s war-time diary

“Due to a generous donation of records and materials to the Records and Archives Centre, particularly a detailed diary of his time spent at the Front in the First World War, one war-time Chaplain stands out – The Rev’d Canon Cecil Edwards,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb

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Hop n Hymns: from Toowoomba to Thargomindah

“Many of the connections we made on our recent trip will continue and will give birth to new connections for a long time to come. One person we met told us their relative was in hospital in Toowoomba 1000 km away from home and family, and we were able to organise someone from our Ecumenical pastoral care team to visit them the very next day,” says hospital chaplain and St Bart’s, Toowoomba parishioner Jodie O’Shannassy