This year, the Archbishop’s November appeal for ABM aims to raise funds to support the work of the Anglican Community in Yarrabah in North Queensland.
The retiring Bishop of North Queensland writes:
“About three years ago the Diocese of North Queensland spent considerable funds in restoring the Church at Yarrabah. In January I commissioned a new priest as a missioner for Yarrabah, the Reverend Annette Woods.
There is an urgent need for resources. Some of them are:
- Provide Faithfulness in Service Training.
- Training is also required in how to lead liturgy and use the Prayer Book. We need more prayer books and Bibles and access to e-pray.
- The hall has undergone repairs but more work will be required. The hall is a neutral location for Christian Education and other ministry activities.
- Resources such as the Bethel Bible Studies would be a great help.
- Funds to send leaders to retreats and diocesan conferences.”
Archbishop Phillip is encouraging the Province to raise $10,000 to help reinvigorate this parish. If more is recieved, then it will be used to support other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander congregations in desperate need of resources.