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Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

On Australia Day, along with my wife, Ruth, and our incoming diocesan bishop, Mark, and his wife, Monica, I partook of the hospitality of the Prime Minister at the Lodge. The day was extremely hot and the dress code was officially relaxed so we did not have to wear...

Charges Against Clergyman – Statement by Diocesan Administrator

When the Diocese became aware of a breach of our Code of Good Practice on 29 October 2018, Brian Champness was immediately suspended and has subsequently resigned his position. We informed the police straight away, and have been actively cooperating with them and...
Rich and Getting Richer

Rich and Getting Richer

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though he was rich yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9) They used to call them financial advisers or even simply bank officers; now they are...
Somesh’s Journey to Christ

Somesh’s Journey to Christ

I was brought up without God. As a child, I had no religious learning from my parents. For most of my life I was an atheist. Everywhere I looked, whether in the culture, in media, in society, I saw atheism. I learnt that the concept of God was a strange ideology...
Visiting Strangers with Gifts

Visiting Strangers with Gifts

How do you react to an unexpected stranger knocking at your front door? This year, members of St George’s Church in Pearce embarked on a community visiting project, knocking on doors of strangers with a gift in hand. With the impetus of a Pelican Foundation Grant, we...
Warming the Lives of Seafarers

Warming the Lives of Seafarers

St Simon’s, Kaleen, has been supporting an interesting outreach program to seafarers run by The Mission to Seafarers at Port Hedland, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The program seeks to provide beanies to sailors on large iron ore carriers who...