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Chaplaincy in retirement living

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For many people, faith is a constant comfort throughout life. That’s why Anglicare is committed to creating communities where you can continue to grow in your love for Jesus.

We do this through:

  • regular Chapel services
  • Bible study groups
  • chaplaincy
  • individual pastoral support.
Paul, Minto Gardens Retirement Village resident

Paul, a resident at Minto Gardens Retirement Village, was brought up in a Catholic household and attended a Catholic school. As a young man, he stopped attending church and would instead spend Sundays driving around and enjoying nature as an expression of his faith.

After moving to Minto Gardens, he began to investigate his faith more seriously. He started attending chapel and Bible study every week, from the first chapel service in November 2021.

At the same time, he became friends with Steve and Sheryl. Members of Minto Anglican Church who lived on his floor. The day Paul accepted their invitation to come to church, Anglicare Chaplain Sashi was leading the church service. She ensured Paul was introduced to other church members.

He is now a regular member of Minto Anglican Church and has joined a Bible study group there as well as continuing to attend chapel and Bible study at Minto Gardens.

God used Paul’s move to Minto Gardens to reinvigorate his faith and draw him closer and back into a Christian community. Please pray that God will use chapel services, Bible study groups and other Christian residents to show our retirement living community the gospel.

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