Calvary Presbytery

    About the Carpentaria Presbytery

The Carpentaria Presbytery is one of six Presbyteries within the Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia. From Bowen to Thursday Island and west to the Northern Territory, the Carpenatria Presbytery serves some of the most beautiful and yet harshest parts of Australia.

The Carpentaria logo Created by an amalgamation of the UAICC
and North Queensland’s “At the Top” logos.

The dove, drawn in the Aboriginal way, is a sign of the Holy Spirit.

Important Aboriginal leaders used the fighting stick to stop people fighting. It is a sign of peace, reconciliation and friendship.

The cross is made of two message sticks. The horizontal stick is a message stick used to pass messages from one clan to another. Here it symbolises the word or "message" of God that brings life.

The symbol of the hands was first used during the revival that swept through many Aboriginal communities around the time of the birth of Congress. The hands indicate that all people belong in the body of Christ. They are a sign that the Congress does not want separation; nor does it want to practise racial discrimination.

The Ulysses butterfly, unique in Australia to North Queensland represents new life.

The UCA symbol reminds us of our denominational base.

The colours of black, red and yellow symbolise the aboriginal flag.
The colours of blue, black and green symbolise the Torres Strait flag.
The cyan is the colour that shines through the Great Barrier Reef so vividly from above.

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