Mission beyond the Parish
The parish keenly supports the wider mission of the Church. 7% of our budget is allocated for various missions beyond the parish. On top of this individual parishioners give to these and other missions. Our aim is to continue increasing our budget allocation to 10% over the next few years. At the end of each Church financial year, the funds are apportioned across the various mission support groups.
Currently, the parish supports the following missions:
We hope to have three mine companies on the books by now and working out a suitable pattern of visiting and helping families back home. Pray for the contacts that Peter will be making.
Renee commenced with the school in 2008 and has since than has introduced many new and exciting initiatives. She is supported by the Local Chaplaincy Committee with members from the school staff and supporting church representatives. Chaplaincy is partly funded by friends, supporting churches and the Federal Government.
The object of our support for ABM is the Indigenous principal and Assistant Principal of Wontulp bi Buya College in Cairns. The Revd Victor Joseph moved from Moa Island in the Torres Straits became the Principal in March, 2008. He also teaches the Certificate of theology Course.
The major joy in regard to the parishes mission support is of course Graeme’s work in Namibia. It seemed to take for ever for Graeme to get the necessary Visa documentation ready for Namibia. It was very frustrating for Graeme.
In February 2008 Errol Fender went to China where he was part of a team of 10 people from Australia that spent a month building a house in the Kunming Region. The site is out of town in an isolated area and the living standard in this area is reported as “3rd world”.
The BMF was established in 1998 to provide support for struggling parishes and clergy in the western region of the Anglican Brisbane of Diocese.
Canon Andrea Mwaka School (CAMS) is an international Anglican school educating 200 students who come from many different religious and cultural backgrounds. Jane Window teaches English to secondary students and manages the school library. CAMMS School Year ends in June so May and June are busy months for Jane setting papers, marking and writing reports .
When Peter and Joy Palmer went to Coober Pedy as BCA Field Staff they went with the intention of serving the community of Coober Pedy and providing ministry for the many tourists that include Coober Pedy on their touring calendar. Shortly after beginning his ministry in this opal mining centre he made contact with the mine management of nearby Prominent Hill .