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The Legacy of Burgmann

While readers of Anglican News may be understandably hazy about the stories of some of the previous bishops featured in this series (or indeed even the names of some!), the same is much less likely to be true of Ernest Henry Burgmann. Though it is already more than 50...

Tips for Building Resilience

Tips for Building Resilience

In June this year Dr Emma Glanville, a psychiatrist at Canberra Hospital, spoke at a women's evening at Good Shepherd, Curtin, on the topic of Resilience. We thought the tips for building resilience might be of benefit to the well-being of readers, as they serve Jesus...

Bishop Trevor Writes – Growing Goodness

Bishop Trevor Writes – Growing Goodness

Although we often feel we would like to live in a bubble protected from the distresses around us, news of drought, flood, fire, famine and danger screams its way into our homes through television, social media and our direct connections with our neighbours. Certainly...

Bishop Trevor Writes – Maintaining Unity

Coping with divisive conflict within a Christian congregation is a debilitating experience. Moreover it vitiates any sense of being the good news of the love of Jesus for the broader community. As a bishop ordained to be a focus and agent of unity I have sadly had to...

Mission from the Centre – the Vision of Bishop Barlow

He was the first Australian bishop to be ordained in Australia, the first without a university degree and the first to own a car. It’s not necessarily the stuff of legend, but it does suggest that Bishop Christopher Barlow was part of a pioneering age in an Australian...

Know Your Bishop – Mesac Thomas

'We are a missionary diocese, and we have missionary work to do.' Six years into his three-decade project, Mesac Thomas found himself endlessly stretching to meet the expanding boundaries of white settlement in New South Wales. After his first major tour of his See,...

Integrity Needed – Bishop Trevor writes

I have been following with dismay the findings of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It is bad enough that deceit, exploitation and fraudulent practices took place, even worse that outright lying to...

The Hour Has Come – A Lenten Reflection from Bishop Trevor

The Hour Has Come – A Lenten Reflection from Bishop Trevor

We are all familiar with the very human experience of facing a deadline or change. When I was a student faced with writing essays I used to read voraciously, but when the due date drew near I knew I had to put pen to paper to complete the assignment. There was that...

What Australia Day could learn from Good Friday

What Australia Day could learn from Good Friday

Over the last couple of weeks, the national conversation has turned its gaze to Australia day and whether we should #changethedate. There are two big dangers here: Firstly, moving the date will be about as well received as when the English Puritan Parliament cancelled...

Love is in the air

It is springtime, indeed almost summer, the traditional time for love and weddings, although I do remember many spring brides in horse and carriages where spring showers rather dampened the romantic celebration. Certainly the idea of romantic love has been dominant in...