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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...

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...

Bishop Carol Writes … Drinking from the Source

Bishop Carol Writes … Drinking from the Source

I have a friend who speaks often of ‘the vagaries of life’, which, he says, beset us all. This is so true. This week has been a bit like that for me. Last night, as I was writing this article, I received a phone call to say that a lovely young friend, someone I...

Bishop Mark Writes … On Domestic Violence

Bishop Mark Writes … On Domestic Violence

As a young child I was an avid reader of newspaper comic strips. Along with Fred Bassett and the Wizard of Id one of my regulars was Andy Capp. Andy lived somewhere in the north of England and was never drawn without his cap pulled down over his eyes and a cigarette...

Renewal in Tuggeranong

Renewal in Tuggeranong

Renew Anglican Church recently celebrated our 4th birthday, and on that day we were thankful to be able to share in the baptism of two members of Renew; a woman, Prabha, and her teenage son, Theo, who have become followers of Jesus over the past few years through...

Bishop Stephen Writes …

Once upon a time the Sundays after Pentecost were referred to as ‘Ordinary Sundays’. The point was that the Christian calendar which began with Advent in November and a fervent hope for the coming kingdom of God, had now come to fruition in the life of Jesus, his...

Bishop Mark Writes … On Prayer

Bishop Mark Writes … On Prayer

Sometimes the most efficient solutions are the least effective. Let me unpack that comment by referring to a section from my address to our recent Diocesan Synod. In it I made the following observation on the way in which ‘reset’ seems to have become the preferred...

Surprising hope in aged care

Easter is a time of renewal, of new beginnings and resurrection. During Holy Week we will share stories from around the Diocese of how the surprising hope of Easter has impacted people’s lives.   Our first story comes from one of our deacons that works as a chaplain...

Pastoral Care at the Good Shepherd

Pastoral Care at the Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Anglican in Curtin recently launched a new pastoral care team. ‘The impetus for starting the pastoral care team wasn’t so much driven by COVID, growth or a lack of staff but by God’s word’ says Reverend Tim Purser. ‘We dream of a church that truly...