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World War II

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Nan Hart (1946) – The end of the war

Glennie Old Girl Nan Hart says that The Glennie School continues to be an important part of her life. Nan recently returned to Glennie to share some of her favourite memories. In the first part of her interview, she shares about one night in particular that she will never forget

Reflections Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 during her first Trooping of the Colour Reflections

My memories of Queen Elizabeth II

“After Queen Elizabeth passed away, I heard Former High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, on the radio say that anyone who can remember her father, King George VI, must be very old. Later I was talking to my daughter-in-law Leanne, who works for Anglicare Southern Queensland, and I told her that I remember the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, so I must be very, very old,” says Pam Wood from The Parish of Sunnybank

Longtime St Hugh’s, Inala community member Jack Sabee, 79, said that he began collecting stamps at the age of five in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was born (August 2022)
News

Septuagenarian black belt parishioner donates thousands of stamps to ABM

A septuagenarian parishioner, who began collecting stamps during his childhood in the Netherlands, has donated 18 stamp albums to the Anglican Board of Mission to raise funds for critical mission projects

Reflections

The Taizé community’s songs and stillness: a spiritual game changer

“The Taizé community was formed by Brother Roger in 1940, originally dedicated to reducing the suffering caused by the German occupation in the Second World War. However, in more recent years, Taizé has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work,” says Terry Gatfield from St Mark’s, The Gap

Features

New Guinea Martyr: The Rev’d John Barge

“As a student at St Francis Theological College, and as a new priest engaged in Curacy at St James’, given responsibility for the daughter church of St Thomas’, North Toowoomba, The Rev’d Barge was remembered by many in our Diocese,” says Archives Researcher, Adrian Gibb

Features

“Talk of our noble sacrifice and losses to the wooden crosses”

“June is PTSD Awareness Month. We still have amongst us veterans of World War II and Vietnam who are living with PTSD, and increasing numbers produced through our involvement in Afghanistan. The human cost is high and long-felt. And yet, here we are aiming to become one of the top 10 producers of armaments in the world and hosting a weapons Expo,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt