Sometimes there is no one
It’s a busy time of the year for stations in Central Eyre Peninsula as this photo of the shearing team at Yardea Station shows.
But it’s not too busy for many pastoralist families, overseers, shearers, wool classers, station hands and cooks to give a warm welcome to the visiting chaplain, Brian Jeffries, parish priest of Ceduna, on patrol in the Gawler Ranges.
School of the Air students on four stations enjoyed a break from lessons to greet him and visiting English priest Bob Cooper.
Several times a year Brian visits 14 properties in an area twice the size of the British Isles offering a ministry of presence, friendship, care and prayer funded by Australians Outback (The National Home Mission Fund).
If you would like to give your support to ministry in remote parts of the Anglican Church please send your donation to Anglicans Outback, C/- The Anglican Centre, 209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000