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Features Allana Wales with the Thread Together van Features

A reckoning that becomes a channel

“There is a gentle internal reckoning that comes with the recognition of how close our own humanity connects with other persons, whether difference is perceived or not. This reckoning is often a catalyst for the undertaking of small mercies that channels the flow of our own lives into the river of a wider current of change,” says Allana Wales from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly

"We have leased a warehouse in Grafton and received our first truckload of donated goods from Bishop Druitt College [pictured on 9 March 2022]. We will stockpile donations there for the time being until we can distribute to communities" (Dr Leon Ankersmit)
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Anglicare North Coast: cleaning, feeding, clothing, housing and advocating in the aftermath of recent flooding

“Anglicare North Coast and Anglican parishes working together make a formidable team, combining knowledge, skill, resources and finances to make a real difference for households and communities in times of need,” says Anglicare North Coast CEO Dr Leon Ankersmit

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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

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Being Together: Nurturing Relationships

“The 2021 Diocesan theme ‘Being Together: Nurturing Relationships’ is a powerful reminder that we do belong together and that our relationships matter. Earlier this year Anglicare, St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Indooroopilly and Thread Together became partners. Together these partners have created a mobile wardrobe-in-a-van that distributes brand new clothing, shoes and accessories to people in need in Brisbane. Every day Anglicare staff see what it’s like for the one in eight Queenslanders who live in poverty. Some are women who are couch surfing and sleeping rough and staying out of sight to survive. Others are young people with everything they own stuffed into a backpack…The Thread Together project supports those who are doing it tough, and it connects people and builds community and friendships. Relationships grow every day,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

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Beating the Bounds

“The ‘Church’ is not God’s primary project – the world is. So, it might do us all good to get out of our church buildings more when the current lockdown ends, bamboo canes in hand or not,” says Bishop John Roundhill, as he shares about a peculiar ancient parish practice