Venables praise strength of partnerships at Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

A classic girl meets boy story with a twist was recounted at the start of Kate Venables’ address at this morning’s 27th Toowoomba Mayoral Prayer Breakfast at Rumours International.

Mrs Venables, who is the South West Queensland Director of CatholicCare Social Services, told more than 550 guests about amusing aspects of her long-distance correspondence with her now husband Cameron, who is the Anglican Bishop for Queensland’s western region.

Despite a girlhood vow not to marry a missionary, clergyman or an Englishman, Mrs Venables and her young daughter found their right partnership with Cameron, an English missionary and anthropologist, in Papua New Guinea.

“We had no electricity, running water or familiar food, but we were surrounded by a massive ‘family’,” Mrs Venables said.

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