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A Deacon in Transition – Reverend Colleen Close

A Deacon in Transition – Reverend Colleen Close

When God calls one to serve in a different way, unexpected doors open revealing where God wants one to minister. This door opened for me in palliative care needs in our local hospital. I was ordained Deacon on 1st December 2007. My Rector was Reverend David Ruthven...

Who’s In? Who’s Out?- by Bishop Stephen

‘To cherish and strive for a Church that welcomes all shades of faith and keeps the sacramental table open for all – the proud, the foolish, the misguided and the over-zealous – takes courage, tenacity and perseverance. In a fractious and divided world; in a time of...
St Alban the Martyr Woden Patronal Festival

St Alban the Martyr Woden Patronal Festival

On a lovely sunny weekend (26th-27th June 2021), St Alban’s Woden celebrated its patronal festival with Bishop Donald Kirk (Riverina Diocese) as our guest preacher and presider. Many of the parish family turned up to one of the four services, and either stayed or...
Bells Ring Out Around the World

Bells Ring Out Around the World

2021 is the 200th anniversary of the invention of the Ellacombe Chime, a method of installing and ringing bells invented by the Reverend Henry Ellacombe who became curate at St Mary’s Church in Bitton, England, in 1817. In an Ellacombe Chime the bells are fixed in...

Opinion: Forgiveness by Dr Monica Short

Forgiveness can be thoughtfully examined theoretically through an integrated lens with a knowledge base in social work, sociology, and theology. However, intimately experiencing it seems to me to create a richer awareness of what forgiveness is. My musing on the...
Split Diocese

Split Diocese

​The landscape of our country seems to fluctuate often these days. We go from periods of relative freedom to sudden bouts of lockdown with seemingly nary a warning. It’s a stressful time with daily lives being affected, and people are understandably upset. What I...