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The Diocese of Grafton

Reflections The Rev'd Bruce Sligo Reflections

“For I know the plans I have for you”

“The only grandfather I knew was a poultry breeder and a gardener, based in Rosewood near Ipswich, as well as a shoemaker. He influenced me deeply. I loved assisting him with raising poultry when I was a boy. It was incredibly exciting. So I am keeping a small poultry flock – mainly Light Sussex – during my retirement,” says The Rev’d Bruce Sligo

The Southport School students and staff travelled to Lismore in March 2022 to assist with the flood clean-up and to support the community, including (L-R) Jack Stockbridge, Jace Harold, Brayden Hudson, Nick Doyle, Morgan Guy, Murphy Baker, Jack Thornton, Saxon Luke and Joe Madden
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The night the Northern Rivers went under

“I should have been on campus at The Southport School boarding, but I was on the family property in Alstonville, NSW, when the unprecedented flood event hit our region of the Northern Rivers. I had been sent home after testing positive to COVID-19, with no idea what was about to unfold,” says Year 12 TSS student Jack Thornton

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Flood response: message from the Archbishop

“The community’s overwhelming response to the 2011 floods showed how south-east Queenslanders pull together at times such as this. So I again encourage members of our Diocesan family to offer a helping hand in the massive clean-up. Our faith communities are already showing the resilience and generosity that we have come to rely upon in such weather events,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall