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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

"Year 8 day student Millicent Watson visited her friend Georgia’s acreage in Orange Hill in the Maranoa Region, where she rode horses, motorbikes and a buggy, fed pigs, enjoyed fire-toasted marshmallows and went on a milk run" (L-R: Georgia Webb and Millicent Watson, Labour Day long weekend in May 2021)

St Margaret’s boarders broaden horizons

Each year, coinciding with the Labour Day long weekend, St Margaret’s boarding students revel in the opportunity to host day students at their homes, sharing insights into their home and family lives – find out about the students’ wonderful highlights


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


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


Independent in the Outback

As Queenslanders, we’re bred tough – but that doesn’t mean going it alone. Across the state’s expanse are scattered people with different stories and different needs, who all have one thing in common: they all need a helping hand from time to time. Dedicated Anglicare staff, like Andrea in Longreach, Jill in Roma, Pam in Chinchilla, Yvonne in Winton and Jo in Childers, never let distance become a barrier to providing the care a client needs to stay supported at home