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Karen Refugees at Good Shepherd, Curtin

Karen Refugees at Good Shepherd, Curtin

A number of parishes within the Diocese are living out the teachings of the bible by ministering to and alongside refugee communities. The Church of the Good Shepherd in Curtin has a thriving Karen membership of around 70 adults and children. There are currently...
Andrea Brings Joy to Malkara Students

Andrea Brings Joy to Malkara Students

When The Reverend Andrea de Vaal Horciu walks around Malkara Specialist School she stops to have an encouraging word with each student, a smile and a word with the carers. The school executive and board can’t imagine being without a chaplain’s support. Andrea...
As time goes by in Tathra

As time goes by in Tathra

The Tathra fires are no longer in the News and the initial emergency response teams have now left. This leaves us with few resources and many needs still to meet. Our challenge is how do we identify the needs and then meet those needs where appropriate. This is where...

Mission from the Centre – the Vision of Bishop Barlow

He was the first Australian bishop to be ordained in Australia, the first without a university degree and the first to own a car. It’s not necessarily the stuff of legend, but it does suggest that Bishop Christopher Barlow was part of a pioneering age in an Australian...

Know Your Bishop – Mesac Thomas

‘We are a missionary diocese, and we have missionary work to do.’ Six years into his three-decade project, Mesac Thomas found himself endlessly stretching to meet the expanding boundaries of white settlement in New South Wales. After his first major tour...
Little Treasures Holiday Program

Little Treasures Holiday Program

In April Embracing Ministries had our first Little Treasures Holiday Program. Little Treasures is a holiday program designed to include all children regardless of their ability. It gave 35 primary school children the opportunity to learn the Easter story, make new...
Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees

Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees

On Palm Sunday, 25th March, thousands of Australians rallied in major cities and towns across the nation to seek justice for refugees and asylum seekers. The Canberra rally attracted over 3,500 people and was the largest in the country as a proportion of...

Integrity Needed – Bishop Trevor writes

I have been following with dismay the findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It is bad enough that deceit, exploitation and fraudulent practices took place, even worse that outright lying to...