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Rural Queensland

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

Reflections & Features Lindy, Jenny C, Christine McL Rick Gummow, Steffan van Munster in Morven 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

Narelle and Margaret from The Ladies’ Guild of St John’s, Biggenden serving in the cattle saleyards canteen on 5 May 2022
The Baru Beat

"Will you tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road?"

“But the Guild and the canteen keep running and keep serving. As Australian singer John Williamson would put it, we “tie it up with wire, just to keep the show on the road”. I don’t know what we, or the wider community, would do without the Ladies’ Guild. It’s been part of the saleyards and part of people’s lives and memories for so long. We’ll find a way to keep it going,” says The Rev’d Sue Barker from The Parish of Goonaneman

The Baru Beat

Dispatch from a dusty new deacon

“What a wonderful beginning I am experiencing in my new deacon role. Conversations, especially incidental chats, have been a highlight of my ministry so far, as they teach me much about the unique blessings and challenges of rural life and foster a critical sense of belonging,” says BMF deacon The Rev’d Loretta Tyler-Moss from the Parish of Brisbane Valley

Bush Ministry Fund

Four essential qualities for serving, leading and sharing life in rural ministry

“Over the last seven and a half years I have come to call the Western Region ‘home’ and am deeply grateful for friendship shared with lay leaders, clergy, and congregations across a broad geography. I think there are at least four standout qualities demonstrated by many people I work with in rural and remote Australia,” says Bishop Cam Venables