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Bishop Cam Venables' Maundy Thursday 2024 poem

“The elements of THAT Thursday include a bowl and towel, and wine and bread, and the knowledge He said, ‘Whenever you do this…remember me’, before His plea to simply love…The appalling injustice of ‘Good Friday’ is not something from long ago, it is happening even now,” says Bishop Cam Venables in his Maundy Thursday poem

Anglican Bishop John Roundhill (far right) and Muslim leader and former refugee Dr Nora Amath (far left), pictured with The Rev'd Alan Moore (centre) at St George's Church in Beenleigh, look forward to walking together on Holy Saturday in 2024, as Bishop Roundhill continues his fourth Holy Week “Walking the Walk” pilgrimage

Bishop John walking with inter-faith leaders impacted by conflict on fourth biblical-worthy Holy Week pilgrimage

Bishop John Roundhill has embarked on his fourth biblical-worthy Holy Week pilgrimage, and is this year walking with diverse inter-faith leaders who have been impacted by conflict, covering over 170km across South East Queensland


Bishop Daniel Abot’s Palm Sunday 2024 message

“I remember my first Palm Sunday. It was in 1987. I was fleeing to Ethiopia from South Sudan, along with thousands of other young boys and girls, to avoid being conscripted as a child soldier. Even though I was only 11 years old at the time, I knew it was Palm Sunday. Because we were fleeing on foot through the bush, the only way we could keep track of time was by the moon. We gathered under a shady tree in prayer to commemorate the special day,” says Bishop Daniel Abot


"Near Golgotha strolls many a priest"

“Seeing the Passion of Jesus as being played out in the everyday can heighten our response to those everyday situations. So the children of Gaza become one with the Holy Innocents and Christ loses limbs with Ukrainian soldiers. What are we called to do in response?” asks The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

Justice & Advocacy

Community Refugee Sponsorship

“I have worked collaboratively with others to assist refugees settle in Australia since 2003 and have found it to be a significant way to honour the Gospel call to both ‘love neighbour’ and ‘welcome stranger’…and, I wonder if you have ever considered this?” asks Bishop Cam Venables