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The Parish of Sunnybank

Reflections Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 during her first Trooping of the Colour Reflections

My memories of Queen Elizabeth II

“After Queen Elizabeth passed away, I heard Former High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, on the radio say that anyone who can remember her father, King George VI, must be very old. Later I was talking to my daughter-in-law Leanne, who works for Anglicare Southern Queensland, and I told her that I remember the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, so I must be very, very old,” says Pam Wood from The Parish of Sunnybank

"Going on a planning and prayer retreat once a year for at least three days is both productive and fun" (The Rev'd Chris Bate from The Parish of Booval, pictured with The Rev'd Scott Windred from The Parish of Sunnybank and The Rev'd David Browne from The Parish of Dalby).

Implementing a cross-parish resource collaboration group: blessings and benefits

“When we’re all using the same lectionary readings week to week, it makes complete sense for us as peers to share the workload, the digital and print resources, and our unique gifts. We maintain the identity and needs of our own communities, while also supporting and encouraging them in their faith formation,” says The Rev’d Chris Bate from The Parish of Booval