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Empowered to make a difference

Almost $500,000 has been raised by the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School community for Queenslanders affected by cancer through an entirely student-led initiative – the Ponytail Project. In 2019, Cancer Council Queensland adopted the students’ campaign idea, encouraging schools across the state to involve their students in the cause

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The history and origins of St Martin’s House and Pyrmont Private Hospital

“Today, St Martin’s House still serves a vital role for the Cathedral and our wider Diocesan community. Its role as a hospital ceased in 1971, and after much debate about its future, it was renovated and is now used as office space for our Archbishop, Regional Bishops and clergy and staff for the Cathedral and various Commissions. However, there are still some mysteries that my research is yet to solve,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers

The Rev’d Fang Ling Quested
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“I first heard about Jesus when someone on the street gave me a Bible”

“When we become aware that God is calling us to ordained ministry, it may at first come as a bit of a surprise; a realisation deep within that feels both right, yet strangely uncomfortable,” says The Rev’d Fang Ling Quested, as she shares her story of faith that brought her from the Buddhist temples of Taiwan to ordination in Brisbane, as Vocations Month continues

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Dedicated staff member lovingly crafts new cross

A new processional cross has been lovingly crafted by a long-serving staff member and is modelled on the symbol-rich cross of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent who founded the school over 125 years ago

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The Stinson plane crash and the SSA

“Sister Joan serves as yet another example of how sometimes it is the small brush strokes on a large canvas that can make all the difference,” writes Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb on Sister Joan Michael SSA, who nursed one of the Stinson plane crash survivors to recovery