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EMBRACING MINISTRIES – Children’s and Family Worker

Embracing Ministries, a Ministry Unit of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn is seeking to recruit a part-time Children’s and Family Worker to grow its work of providing spiritual and pastoral care to  children and youth with disabilities and their families.  The...

Pailthorpe’s Regional Lifestyle in Bungendore

Reverend Michael and Chloe Pailthorpe were recently featured in Regional Lifestyle Magazine – Queanbeyan-Palerang Feature. The piece highlights their ministry in Bungendore and the thriving Phil’s Emporium Op Shop which they operate in partnership with...
Commissioning of Reverend Rick Lewis in Braidwood

Commissioning of Reverend Rick Lewis in Braidwood

Braidwood Parish’s new Priest-in-Charge was commissioned on Saturday, 22nd of August, in St Andrew’s, Braidwood. With COVID restrictions carefully observed, members of the parish and community gathered to welcome the Reverend Rick Lewis and pray for him as he was...
The Gentleman Convict in Yass

The Gentleman Convict in Yass

Between 1788 and 1868 approximately 162,000 convicts arrived in the Australian Colonies from Britain. It is likely that someone reading this edition of Anglican News is descended from one or more of those convicts. I know of at least one former Prime Minister and an...

Church Matters

Recently Associate Professor Bonita Sawatsky invited me to co-present about church engagements to a small group via ZOOM® in Canada. The invitation made me think. Does the Anglican church currently matter? In the article ‘Church, Disability and Rurality: The lived...
Dinner with a Difference

Dinner with a Difference

It is a strong desire of Monica Short (wife of our Bishop, Mark) to support the spouses of staff in our Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn. A large part of the ministry of our organisation Anglican Mothers’ Union Australia (AMUA) is hospitality. Mothers’ Union has...
Standing for Election in Faith

Standing for Election in Faith

Bishop Mark asked if I would write about my experience as a person of faith standing for election. The simple answer is that putting yourself forward to represent and work for your community, being in the public gaze and the media spotlight, is not easy; but knowing...

Building During a Pandemic

As church ministry was suspended from mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Wagga Anglican Church received the timely news that it had successfully received a NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund grant for $122,000 to undertake an amenities and...
Profile of a Deacon – Heather Millard

Profile of a Deacon – Heather Millard

‘Charlie 94 to Control …’ It’s official, I’m now on active duty as a Chaplain for the NSW Ambulance Service. I don’t know what the day will hold, but I’m starting out with a delivery of hot chocolate and marshmallows to Queanbeyan station because it really is a...