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2023 Order of Service for The John Flynn Foundation

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Commemorating the life of the founder of Frontier Services, this Order of Service recreates the imagery and words of Rev John Flynn. A man of strong character and conviction John Flynn wanted a group of people who would be willing to help those who were in need in the inland. His first patrol minister set out on camel in 1913 from Oodnadatta. Now known as Bush Chaplains, these dedicated men and women lend a helping hand and a non-judgemental ear to people living in remote areas. Just like Flynn did over a hundred years ago, our Bush Chaplains will sit down and have a yarn, and ease the load of everyone they meet.

This Order of Service brings together meditative sayings, prayers and hymns, including those from “the bushman’s companion” published in 1910. It reflects the vision that John Flynn had to have a “mantle of safety” for those living in the bush. The John Flynn Foundation, named in honour of John Flynn raises funds in support of Frontier Services. Funds raised are wisely invested and the income generated is used for ongoing funding of the work of our Bush Chaplains, now and for future generations.

The John Flynn Foundation order of Service is now available in downloadable PDF form or as a printed version.