Supporting the community and wider Church
The parish is committed to supporting the community and the work of the wider Church. We express this commitment in a number of ways.
St Peter’s Thrift Shop
In 2023 we opened this new ministry in a building that served as a place of worship for some 60 years.
This helps us connect with the community and keep in touch with the needs of the community. From the sales proceeds, we donate $400 to a local community group or Church organisation.
We have a page here for this
For over 100 years BCA has been working to support Parishes in outback parts of Australia by funding the work if clergy to lead and support the local communities including visits to isolated homesteads.
We invite you to join us in supporting this work through prayer and financial giving.
The Parish has been closely involved in the work of HAS since it was initially established in 1993 as the Sandgate & District Home Secure Program under the auspice of the Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane. Funded by the Queensland Government (Department of Housing) to provide security related assistance to eligible clients.
Anglicare is the welfare arm of the Anglican Church.
The Parish links with Anglicare and Home Assist Services to grow the number of Volunteers in the Community Visitor Program. This program works to reduce isolation for the elderly and improve their mental and emotional health.
Every day the passionate staff and volunteers of Anglicare Southern Queensland are working to respond to the growing community demand for our services.
Whether it is providing nursing care and domestic assistance in the home, physiotherapy to enable the return of mobility, emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence, working with foster carers in the care of vulnerable children, a safe caring environment for the elderly, skills training for young unemployed people or parental education and counselling, Anglicare is here, to offer the best quality support to enable our community to live the life they want.
ABM helps us connect with some of the wider work of the Anglican Church. The Parish supports a number of appeals run by ABM during the year. Significant areas of their work include Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. Read more of the work of ABM on their web site