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Early missionary societies: history, medallions and a banknote

“Dr David Livingstone has long been a hero of mine. In 1841 he was sent as a medical missionary to South Africa by the London Missionary Society. Recently, I was the successful bidder at an online auction for a medallion celebrating the centenary of the London Missionary Society in 1895. It is a beautiful medallion and it motivated me to learn more about the society,” says Dr Peter Lewis

"While I am looking forward to The Coming of the Light celebrations, it is important for all Anglicans to understand that Jesus was present in my people before the Bible came to the Torres Strait Islands" (Aunty Dr Rose Elu, 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year)

“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land”

“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land and since time immemorial our people have believed in a Creator, but we did not know that the Creator was the Christian God. The Coming of the Light commemorates the Gospel coming to us and giving us a name for the Creator,” says 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, Aunty Dr Rose Elu


Archbishop’s ABM November Appeal

The Rev’d Jazz Dow tells us about the annual Archbishop’s ABM November Appeal, including the innovative projects the appeal will support in the Diocese of North Queensland, with a focus on high-priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mission activities


The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase

Priest-in-Charge of Green Hills Anglican Community and Co-Chair of the RAP Committee Canon Bruce Boase talks about reconciliation in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, including how different churches are contributing to reconciliation across the Diocese and his own vision for reconciliation