Archbishop visits Kingaroy for the first time since 2010
BRISBANE Archbishop Phillip Aspinall visited Kingaroy's All Angels Church for the first time since 2010 on December 9.
According to the Archbishop, he doesn't get many opportunities to visit the South Burnett.
"Last time I was here, I believe it was for the centenary of the church, and I remember we had a big crowd that day, and Lady Flo was here,” he said.
"There are about 135 parishes in the diocese of Brisbane, and I go to a different one each week, but it takes me between 5 and 6 years to get around to every parish. This is my third visit to Kingaroy in 17 years.”
Many people attended the Sunday's service to meet Archbishop Aspinall.
"It was a lovely crowd today, and it had some publicity, so people knew I was coming. It's great to catch up with people and it's a bit special for them to see their archbishop, and it's certainly special for me to see them on their own ground,” he said.
"We have a meeting each year that brings two representatives from every parish together, so I see a couple of them every year, but seeing them at their own parish helps them be more comfortable.”
Archbishop Aspinall also enjoys the excuse to leave the big city.
"I really enjoy getting out of the Brisbane office and into the country. It was a lovely drive this morning, and I love the South Burnett in general. It's lovely to be back visiting the region,” he said.