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Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Quarantine, isolation and border controls throughout this year have had an impact on the work of our Frontier Services Buch Chaplains. But they’ve continued to find ways to reach out and connect with communities across Remote Australia. We chatted to Benjamin Quilliam and Peter Wait who work in the Centralian and Tennant Barkly regions of …

A message of hope

A message of hope

Bush Chaplain, Pastor Cain Hartigan, reflects on 2020 and offers his Christmas message to Frontier Services’ supporters. It has been a hard 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic which we are experiencing and may have to experience for a while longer. It has been a time where we have been physically, mentally and spiritually stretched, not …

What I did on my summer ‘vacation’

What I did on my summer ‘vacation’

Our Bush Chaplain, Rev. Rowena Harris recounts her days spent on the beach at Mallacoota where she and 4000 others were cut off from the rest of the world by fire. These are her words. Some folk have peaceful Christmases and joyous New Years. I usually do. But not this time. And so the story …

Oodnadatta welcomes our new Bush Chaplain

Oodnadatta welcomes our new Bush Chaplain

In November last year, Pastor Julia Lennon joined our team of Bush Chaplains. Based in Oodnadatta, she is working to foster relationships between First and Second Peoples, and create a space for healing. ‘Oodnadatta’ is believed to be an adaptation of the local Arrernte word ‘utnadata’, which means ‘blossom of the mulga’. The country surrounding …

It’s my gift to them

It’s my gift to them

We’re so grateful that Rev Mitch Fialkowski from our Murchison Remote Area was able to join us during our recent visit to Kalgoorlie. It gave us a chance to catch up and talk about his ministry in Meekatharra. A community concerned with COVID-19 Mitch told us his community was worried about COVID-19 reaching Meekatharra. Anxiety …

A ministry among miners

A ministry among miners

During Rev Lindsay Ginn’s induction, we were joined by another of our Bush Chaplains, Rev John Dihm from our Pilbara Remote Area. We spoke with John about what it means to be a Bush Chaplain, and in this article share with you some highlights from our conversation. John, what does it mean to be a …

Out west with our Bush Chaplains

Out west with our Bush Chaplains

We travelled to Western Australia recently to welcome our new Bush Chaplain, Pastor Lindsay Ginn, and were joined by Rev John Dihm and Rev Mitch Fialkowski. In this feature, we introduce you to Lindsay and share highlights of our conversations with our two other WA Bush Chaplains, including how COVID-19 is affecting their remote communities. …