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Volunteering

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Gary: an Anglicare Valuable Volunteer

Meet Anglicare Southern Queensland lifestyle assistant Gary, who volunteers three times a week driving the Anglicare bus for Gold Coast respite clients: “Most of these guys like going to see the water. They like the beach…A lot of the people say, you know, they miss me when I’m not here”

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International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity is designed to mobilise people, not-for-profits and stakeholders around the world to partake in volunteer and philanthropic activities. Celebrated annually on the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, it’s also a day to acknowledge those who give up their time, money or effort to help those who need it, including Anglicare volunteers Anna, Judith and Katherine

St Martin’s Residential Aged Care resident Catherine meeting Queen Elizabeth II in London in the 1980s
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When "Reenie met the Queenie": two women with extraordinary lives

A patron to over 500 charities in Britain and having fundraised over £1.4 billion, Queen Elizabeth II is well-known for her philanthropic work. During her life, she also celebrated those who shared her passion, taking the time to meet and personally thank people doing incredible things for their communities. One of these people is Anglicare St Martin’s Residential Aged Care resident Catherine, affectionately known as “Reenie”

Reflections

Dispatch from a Lambeth Conference steward

“We Lambeth Conference stewards are a team of 48 young people, aged 18-35, from 22 different countries, with very different cultural and theological backgrounds and life experiences. Despite these differences everyone in the team treats each other with care and dignity, and openly hears others’ perspectives on difficult issues, working together to understand each other,” says Eleanor Reid from Community of The Way and The Parish of St Lucia

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

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Honours and awards for the Diocese

Four people from the Anglican Church Southern Queensland received Queen’s Birthday Honours recently, while a major property redevelopment with Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley picked up a major architectural gong