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Bishop Mark Writes … On the Death of the Queen

Bishop Mark Writes … On the Death of the Queen

In the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth, I’ve been reflecting on all the changes she encountered during her 70-year reign. The Bible reckons three score and ten to be a good number for an entire human life span; for her it was a term of active service. It...
Bishop Carol Writes … Healing Now

Bishop Carol Writes … Healing Now

Do you ever wake up in the morning to find the latest drama you are dealing with entering your mind as you surface? As you drive to work or engage with your favourite activity, do you start mentally turning things over, looking for a solution? Someone commented at a...
Bishop Carol writes … a plea for Church unity

Bishop Carol writes … a plea for Church unity

In the month of May our diocese faces two events that have the potential to challenge our unity as God’s people in this diocese – and in fact, in the Anglican Communion in Australia. The first is an election. All elections tend to bring out our differences, creating...
Lambeth Award for Bishop Stephen Pickard

Lambeth Award for Bishop Stephen Pickard

As he marks his retirement from his roles as Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Dr Stephen Pickard has been honoured by a prestigious international Anglican Award. Bishop Stephen...
Bishop Mark Writes … Easter 2022

Bishop Mark Writes … Easter 2022

I’ve always had a soft spot for the corroboree frog, but I never expected I would be compared to one. In a recent article in the Canberra Times it was suggested I have much in common with the tiny yellow and black striped amphibian. Drawing on Census data the writer...
Tips for Parish Strategic Planning

Tips for Parish Strategic Planning

In the first part of this two-part series on parish strategic planning we saw that strategic planning was part of the core business of parish councils. Parish councils in conjunction with their rector/chaplain are called by the Governance of the Diocese Ordinance 2000...