Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bless Me, Father Now a Biker Boy

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bless Me, Father Now a Biker Boy

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Byline: Patrick Williams

LINDISFARNE Anglican Grammar School's new chaplain sure knows how to make an entrance when he shows up to work.

Father Glenn Loughrey took up the post at the school this term and he brought his Harley-Davidson with him.

"It stands out, that's for sure. It turns a few heads in the car park," Fr Loughrey said.

"One thing that stands out about a Harley is the noise it makes."

Fr Loughrey picked up the Chaplain services at Lindisfarne's junior and senior campuses in Tweed Heads South and Terranora at the beginning of the year.

The 54-year-old, a trained clown and mime from the school of famous French mime Marcel Marceau, said he uses his performance skills during his lessons.

"The kids love it. I also carry a red nose around with me as well," Fr Loughrey said.

"It can make a lot of kids laugh but it can also have the opposite effect sometimes."

Besides his classes, Fr Loughrey also offers support to teachers and students. …

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