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Farewell to Jenni Roberts

Farewell to Jenni Roberts

On 3rd November a farewell service was held for Reverend Jenni Roberts at Berridale. Over 70 people from across the Monaro made the journey to Berridale to acknowledge nearly twenty years of ordained ministry for Jenni. In the words of Archdeacon Paul Cohen who...
Annual Retreat for the Third Order Franciscans

Annual Retreat for the Third Order Franciscans

The Third Order of the Society of St Francis, NSW B/ACT Region, held its Annual Retreat recently from the 10th to the 12th October at The Gathering Place in Canberra. The theme of the retreat was ‘Open to God moment by moment’. The Gathering Place has been a Brigidine...
On the Writing of Poetry

On the Writing of Poetry

John Foulcher, a retired Deputy Principal from Burgmann College, who is married to Jane, the Deputy Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre,  recently won the Australian Catholic University Prize for poetry for his poem Revising Casuarinas, so we...
Body Matters

Body Matters

Bodies matter to us, and to God. In 1 Corinthians 12 the Apostle Paul describes the church as the body of Christ. One aspect of that image is the inter-dependence of the members of the body as we each exercise the diverse gifts of God’s Spirit, including the call to...
New Assistant Bishop Appointed

New Assistant Bishop Appointed

Archdeacon Carol Wagner has been appointed as the new Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Archdeacon Carol currently ministers as Archdeacon of the South Coast and Rector of the Parish of Bodalla-Narooma. She has previously served faithfully and...
Spirit 2019 at Batemans Bay

Spirit 2019 at Batemans Bay

After a break of two years the Spirit 2019 conference was held in Batemans Bay at the Anglican Church on Friday and Saturday 13–14 September. Ken Fish from Kingdom Fire Ministries, who had previously spoken at Spirit 2014, returned and taught on the theme of the...