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Larapinta Challenge Supporter Stories 

Stories from supporters who are set to take on ABM’s once-in-a-lifetime trekking adventure to the Larapinta Trail in 2021. Read more








Thank you and farewell…Adelaide Auxiliary closes after 108 years – 

After 108 years of faithful and prayeful service, the Adelaide branch of the ABM Auxilary has finally closed its doors. Read more






A legacy of the New Guinea Martyrs


Trust in God and reconciliation with our neighbours: A legacy of the New Guinea Martyrs – Martyrs Day services across Australia this month found plenty in the stories of the 12 Anglican New Guinea Martyrs to inspire Christians today, young and old alike. Read more






Members of Cohuna Anglican Parish and their guests enjoy a sumptuous morning tea on Shrove Tuesday’ © Cohuna Anglican Parish, 2020.


Pancakes for ABM Projects:
A supporter story from Cohuna Anglican Parish, Victoria
– Congratulations to Cohuna Parish! What a great way to engage with the local community, and to raise funds for ABM at the same time. Read more






Tony Naake


Tony Naake’s Myanmar Water Challenge, April 2020 – Read the latest article by Tony Naake, a long-time ABM supporter who has set himself a personal challenge to raise $50,000 for ABM’s Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Myanmar. Read more






The Rev Michael Stalley. Used with permission.


St David’s Chelmer hosts ABM Breakfast , January 2020 – The Reverend Michael Stalley, rector of St David’s Anglican Church Chelmer Graceville, shares his reflections on a visit by Tony Naake who is fundraising for ABM’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project in Myanmar. Read more





Fr Daniel Teed at a village church in PNG. © Ayron Teed,  used with permission.


Honouring the Life and Ministry of the Reverend Daniel Teed, November 2019 – In September, the parish of Christ Church Castlemaine in the Diocese of Bendigo, hosted a fundraising concert in memory of the late Reverend Daniel Teed who had served as an ABM missionary. Read more






St John's Taree's ABM Christmas tree


The ABM Christmas Tree at St John’s, Taree, October 2019 – We share this great story from Don and Rosemary Mortimer, long-time supporters and recipients of the ABM Coaldrake Award, which will hopefully inspire others and their parishes leading up to Christmas. Read more






Dennis Mann, Fr Warwick Cuthbertson and Robert McLean at Evandale.


ABM visits Tasmania, September 2019 – Dennis Mann from the ABM Tasmania Committee gave us a report about our Partnerships Coordinator Robert McLean’s recent speaking tour in the Diocese of Tasmania. Read more





Tony Naake and Pat Bryant raising funds for Myanmar project.


Tony Naake’s Myanmar Water Challenge, September 2019 – Tony Naake is a long-time ABM supporter who has set himself a personal challenge to raise $50,000 for ABM’s Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Myanmar. Read more





Fr James Collins, rector of St Paul's Burwood, with Bishop Cameron Venebles


Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs, September 2019 – The ABM Sydney Committee hosted an event, The Feast of the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs, on Saturday 7th September, 2019, at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney. Read more





Elder Ben Harry, addressing the congregation at the beginning of the Service in St John’s Anglican Church, Taree.


St John’s Taree celebrates the ‘Coming of the Light’, June 2019 – St John’s Anglican Church, Taree, NSW, celebrated the National Day for Torres Strait Islanders on Sunday 30th June – the day prior. The parish invited special guests Elder Ben Harry, his cousin Ms Joanne Timor and Mrs Moya Holle. Read more





Holy Trinity Launceston's Garden Stall


ABM Fundraising at Holy Trinity’s Garden Stall, April 2019 – Dennis Mann from Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Launceston shares his story of how the parish has found a lucrative way to raise money for ABM. Read more






Caroline Bowyer


Profile of an ABM Stamp Volunteer, August 2018 – Caroline Bowyer tells us about her experience as an ABM volunteer. Read more





Bishop Cam Venables


SA Provincial Dinner 2018, July 2018 – ABM’s Provincial Committee in Adelaide held a very successful fundraising dinner at St Peter’s Glenelg. Read more






Maryborough Auxiliary Centenary celebrations


Maryborough Auxiliary: Celebrating 100 Years, June 2018 – ABM joined in on the Centenary Celebrations with the Maryborough Auxiliary, still going strong after 100 years. Read more






ABM Adelaide Auxiliary making palm crosses


Adelaide Auxiliary’s Palm Crosses, May 2018 – Since 1980 the ABM Auxiliary in Adelaide has been making palm crosses and selling them to parishes and schools across Australia to fundraise for mission. Read more




ABM Maryborough Auxiliary


ABM Maryborough Auxiliary celebrates centenary, April 2018 – The ABM Maryborough Auxiliary in the Diocese of Brisbane will be celebrating their Centenary in June and have made a special quilt to fundraise for ABM. Read more





Lorraine Clarkson at the AWA 50th celebration.


Diocese of Bathurst – 50th Anniversary of AWA, April 2018 – On Saturday 14 April, there was a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Anglican Women of Australia (AWA), and the Annual General Meeting in the Diocese of Bathurst. Read more





Anglican Parish of Cohuna hold an annual fundraising event on Shrove Tuesday.


Anglican Parish Of Cohuna’s Pancake Day, February 2018 – The Anglican Parish of Cohuna in the Diocese of Bendigo hold an annual fundraising event on Shrove Tuesday, the proceeds of which are donated to ABM. Read more





Bishop Chris McLeod buying his entry ticket.


Adelaide’s Film Morning, December 2017 – ABM’s Auxiliary in Adelaide held a fundraiser at the heritage-listed Capri Theatre in May this year. Read more






Bishop Richard Condie, Ann Swifte and Judy Goede.


ABM Auxiliary News from Tasmania, September 2016 – Judy Goede, long-serving member of the ABM Tasmania Auxiliary, was awarded with Life Membership by Bishop Richard Condie. Read more





Colin and Lyn Bannerman at the St Laurence Day lunch


St Laurence Day Lunch, August 2016 – The parish of Christ Church St Laurence, in Sydney’s Haymarket district, generously gave the proceeds of their annual patronal festival lunch to ABM’s Church to Church program. Read more






Cent sale tickets


Making Cents – ABMA Luncheon, June 2016 – Five Anglican Parishes in the southern-most part of the North Queensland Diocese held their ABMA Luncheon and raised over $2,000 from this event. Read more






A child at the Geroka Show in PNG. © ABM/Ivy Wang 2013


Combined Guilds raise funds for PNG, November 2015 – Mrs Diana Radford from St Michael’s Cleve Ladies Guild recently wrote to ABM about their Combined Guilds’ Day which took place on Friday 20th November. Read more





Margaret Lawther swims for charity


Auxiliary Treasurer swims for charity, November 2015 – Margaret Lawther, Treasurer of the ABM National and Sydney Auxiliaries and long-time supporter, undertook a 2.5km swim in October 2015 to fundraise for charity. Read more





NEGS students


New England Girls’ School Old Girls’ Missionary Union, September 2015 – A recollection of how support for mission began and has continued with the Old Girls’ Missionary Union of the New England Girls’ School. Read more 





Fundraising at Holy Covenant Anglican Church


Fundraising for Nepal at Holy Covenant Church, May 2015 – Due to a personal connection with a Nepalese friend, this parish raised over $2,000 towards ABM’s Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeal. Read more





Luca Ragni


The Ragni’s fundraise for ABM, March 2015 – The Ragni siblings from Melbourne Diocese fundraise for Vanuatu. Read more






Tony Naake in Myanmar.


Amazing Myanmar, February 2015 – Tony Naake is a longtime supporter of ABM and shares his experience of travelling to Myanmar to meet with our Partners and to see some of ABM’s projects. Read more




David Gowty's beehives


David Gowty’s Bee-autiful legacy lives on, December 2014 – Dimitri Markotsis’s story of his friend, former ABM Board Member David Gowty, and his beehives. Read more






Anne Swifte with Bishop Chris Jones.


Ann Swifte receives a certificate from ABM, October 2014 longtime volunteer and supporter Ann Swifte is acknowledged for her hard work. Read more






Fr Frank Watts


A Gift for Fr Frank Watts’ 60 years of Ministry, June 2014 – Fr Alan Brodie from St Andrew’s Church in Riverton-Shelley, Western Australia, shares a wonderful story behind a gift ABM received in celebration of Fr Frank Watt’s 60 years of ordained ministry. Read more





Fr Steve Daughtry with Moffatt Captains Hannah and Natalie.


Chaplain’s Challenge at St John’s Grammar, June 2014 – The students at St John’s Grammar School in Belair, SA, were given a challenge to raise funds for ABM’s Zambian Health Clinics Equipping project. Read more




St John's fundraiser


St John’s Fun, French Fundraiser, June 2013 – St John’s Anglican Parish in Camberwell (Diocese of Melbourne) held a fun dinner in support of Nungalinya College. Read more






Performer at the King's annual fundraiser


The King’s Home Concert for ABM, May 2013 – Dwight and Alice King have hosted an annual concert in their home for 16 years to raise money for ABM. Read more






Janine Paterson


A Sausage Sizzle for South Sudan, August 2012 – Supporter Janine Paterson tells of her parish, the Anglican Parish of Mossman/Port Douglas (Diocese of North Queensland), and their efforts to raise funds for South Sudan. Read more






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