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The Parish of Chermside

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Our op shop: another door to our church

“Our op shop is more than a shop. It is a ministry – a warm and welcoming space where people know that they come for a chat every weekday,” say Parish of Chermside op shop coordinators Jan Donkersloot and Anthea Meadows, who also offer valuable tips for starting and running a church op shop

Fr Daniel Jayaraj, with Beth Rigby (left) and Margaret Coombs (right) in The Parish of Chermside pantry on 30 September 2020: "We have focused on developing a ‘bums off seats’ and ‘all are welcome’ model of church in the last 18 months"

'Bums off seats': creating a community of care

“Our church is thriving because our parishioners are encouraged to coordinate and drive activities and explore their unique gifts in a prayerful, enthusiastic, collaborative and welcoming community of love and care,” say Beth Rigby, Margaret Coombs and Fr Daniel Jayaraj from All Saints’, Chermside