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Rev Jean Mayers

November 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Bios, Deacon profiles

(Story originally published in Crosslight, written by Deb Bennett 2015) Rev Deacon Jean Mayers has been a minister with the Uniting Church for 12 years, for the last five at Numurkah and Nathalia/Picola churches. While juggling commitments as a minister in three congregations with grandmother duties would be enough for most 77 year olds, Jean […]

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Rev Heather Selwood

October 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Bios, Deacon profiles

Minute of Appreciation – Rev Heather Selwood (Qld Synod 2012) Rev Heather Selwood has served as a Minister of Deacon since her ordination on the 30th June 1997. While it is her retirement from this ministry which is being acknowledged at this time, she has known and served Christ for the whole of her life, […]

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Ellen Abraham

October 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Obituraries

Ellen Abraham died 12 March 2014. She was ordained in 1993 and served in one placement, as chaplain to Georgian Village (aged care) in North Sydney.

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Deaconess Lorna Stevenson

October 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Northern Synod, Obituraries

Deaconess Lorna Stevenson (20 June 1922 – 19 September 2016)

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Deaconess Marjorie Somerville 23Nov1920-30Sept2009

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments · Deacon profiles, Obituraries

DEACONESS MARJORIE ALICE SOMERVILLE 23 November 1920 – 30 September 2009 Marjorie (Marj) Wilkinson Somerville was a double certificate registered nurse and deaconess, who, in 1946, pioneered the inaugural Methodist Nursing Services, establishing the nation’s first interstate mobile nursing service between New South Wales and Queensland. When Marj moved to Noosa in 2007, she returned […]

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Deaconess Lorna Latimer 27July1920-12March2009

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments · Deacon profiles, Obituraries

DEACONESS LORNA LATIMER 27 July 1920 – 12 March 2009 Lorna was born on the 27th July 1920, in “The Cottage Hospital” Diadem Street Lismore. Her parents were Ethel and Arthur Latimer. She arrived into the world with three older siblings, Arthur 13 years her senior, Jack 11 and Winifred 9. Winifred told Lorna the […]

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Ruth Hill

May 30th, 2018 · No Comments · Bios, Deacon profiles

Original article by Helen Spelitis here. RUTH Hill was only a baby when her father went away to fight in the Second World War but every night she kissed his photo before going to bed. One night a man appeared at the front door. Ruth’s mother rushed to meet him and said ‘better go easy with […]

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Rev Jenny Busch

May 30th, 2018 · No Comments · Bios, Deacon profiles

Speaking words of life and love Meet Rev Jenny Busch, Uniting Church chaplain at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane. This is holy ground and I am learning to walk tenderly and reverently in and out of rooms and families and situations. My prayer is that, somehow, my presence might remind people – sick […]

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Deac Thora Thomas & Deac Virginia Davey

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Obituraries

Another Deaconess has passed away. Deaconess Thora Thomas died in December 2011. No other details at this stage. Deaconess Virginia Davey died in January 2012. She was commissioned as a Deaconess in 1973. (Information sought about their ministry for the ‘obiturary’ section)

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Deaconess Win Hilliard – a remarkable life!

January 10th, 2012 · No Comments · NSW-ACT Synod, Obituraries, SA Synod, Vic-Tas Synod

Deaconess Win Hilliard died January 2012. She is best known for her remarkable contribution to the Ernabella Aboriginal community, encouraging and resourcing women artists when she was the arts centre coordinator for 32 years.

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