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"I like to re-read my favourite novels by Jane Austen, Mary Stewart, Dorothy Sayers, or detective stories by PD James" (Dr Rachel McFadyen AM is pictured working in the Kenmore Anglican Second Harvest bookshop in September 2022)
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with Member of the Order of Australia recipient, internationally known scientist and active Kenmore parishioner, Dr Rachel McFadyen AM

Meet Dr Rachel McFadyen AM and find out about her scientific work, ministry, faith journey, favourite scripture, childhood and hobbies

News

Flinders students host first environment summit for Sunshine Coast Schools

Students with a passion for a greener, cleaner planet gathered for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Schools Environment Summit, which was recently hosted by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The student-led summit was a great success, bringing together more than 40 like-minded, eco-conscious students from schools across the region

Features

Tough Questions: If there is going to be a "new heaven and a new earth", why care for the environment?

“Christians are called to be heralds of the new creation, by pointing forward to the future hope that we have in Jesus. This means living today as we will live in a renewed and restored creation, where heaven and earth are one. We look forward to the day when God’s people will live in harmony with God, one another, and creation itself. Our interactions with creation in the present should point forward to this future reality,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield

Features

Season of Creation: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”

“I love waking early, lying in bed and hearing the birds in the garden and, when I can get away camping, hearing the morning chorus. It makes a great start to the day. On my daily walk in the late afternoon I often hear the birds, insects and frogs marking the end of the day. These experiences help connect me to nature. Whether I am in suburbia or in the bush – it is the same voice of creation that I hear,” says The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen

Video

Baroona Farm: ministry update

Baroona Farm is a growing urban farm located at St Francis College in Milton. The farm ministry’s mission is “to grow food and community with and for the nutritionally vulnerable” using organic and sustainable farming practices. Find out the latest Baroona Farm news from The Rev’d Samuel Dow as he takes a few minutes out at the recent Mega Working Bee 2.0 to update our Diocesan community