Western Region

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Bush Ministry Fund news

“In contrast to the BCA, which does not support rural ministry in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, the BMF only supports rural ministry in parishes of our Diocese and gives at least 98 per cent of all money donated to support rural ministry,” says Bishop Cam Venables, as he updates us on the BMF’s vital ministry

"I like to find a good book to read. As you settle down and get comfortable, you merge into their story, losing any of your worries or cares, and come back to your own life relaxed and recharged" (The Rev'd Mary Roberts)
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with retired bush priest, great-grandmother and eternal optimist, The Rev’d Mary Roberts

Meet Mary Roberts and find out about her ministry in the bush, her faith journey and childhood, which person of faith she admires the most and why, and her thoughts on our churches’ responses to COVID-19


Mum On A Mission

With the ongoing drought and recent bushfires in our Western Region, proud WestMAC mum Mandy Bower-van Deventer organises water drives for families and school children in and around Stanthorpe through ‘Mum On A Mission’


Sharing sacred stories and vessels

“When we extend an invitation to people, including seasonal workers, to join us, we have both the responsibility and privilege to listen to their story. Sharing narratives is at the heart of Christian community and essential for our own sense of person and place,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin, locum priest at St Alban’s in Gatton, in this Season of Creation reflection