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Being an Army Reserve Chaplain During 2020

Being an Army Reserve Chaplain During 2020

It has been a challenging year around the Diocese and we are all now focused on how we journey through this time of the COVID-19 virus and what that might mean for each ministry unit. Not so long ago, I was deployed in my role as an Army Chaplain (Reserve), to support...
A City and Country Church Work Together

A City and Country Church Work Together

This story began when Fran Rankin, a parishioner at Good Shepherd Curtin (married to Roger Rankin, who has assisted with the Synod elections for many years), caught Michael Simon after an 8am service one Sunday last year to say that they had been visiting their old...
Mainly Music in Temora donates to Bushfire Appeal

Mainly Music in Temora donates to Bushfire Appeal

At the beginning of this year St Paul’s Temora mainly music Team and families decided to donate the fees from our first term, which is collected each week, to our Anglican Bushfire Emergency Appeal. It has given us all much pleasure to be part of the ongoing...
Opening of the Chapel at The Temora and District Hospital

Opening of the Chapel at The Temora and District Hospital

In early April 2020 The Reverend Nathan Manwaring, Minister-in-Charge of the Temora Parish, had the Honor of officially opening the freshly-refurbished Chapel at The Temora and District Hospital. Nathan is also the Chairman of the Temora Christian Leaders Group. The...
Collation of Reverend Jane Simmonds

Collation of Reverend Jane Simmonds

The Reverend Jane Simmonds was collated as Archdeacon of Deacons at All Saints Church, Bodalla during the service of Evening Prayer on 16 May. It was a simple but moving ceremony and Jane said that she was so glad that the service took place in the local church...
Solitude and Society: faith beyond COVID-19

Solitude and Society: faith beyond COVID-19

A pandemic can shake us up and disturb our equilibrium. The recent challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic have raised acute existential questions for individuals and institutions. A question arises for disciples of Christ, whether in the churches, politics,...
Virtually Together for the Clergy Conference

Virtually Together for the Clergy Conference

In a Diocesan first, the Annual Clergy Conference took place from Tuesday 19 May to Thursday 21 May via the video-conferencing platform Zoom. Over a hundred clergy from all regions joined in during the three days. One of the unexpected advantages of COVID-19 was the...