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Self-service ministries for Anglican church in outback Queensland

Posted on: March 23, 2016 12:45 PM
The Diocese of Rockhampton is considering a new model of ministry to serve the dispersed population scattered throughout the vast area of the outback in central west Queensland.
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[ABC News, by Ash Moore and Blythe Moore] The Anglican Church [in Australia] is set to radically change how it ministers to its flock in outback Queensland. Because of the vast distances involved in servicing the central-west, the Anglican Church says it is physically impossible for one ordained person to minister to the whole region.

The church says it can also be difficult to attract people to serve in more isolated locations.

As a result, a different approach is being trialled, with the Revd Graeme Liersch and his wife Susan travelling west to train locals how to minister to themselves.