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Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT Writing Retreat

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT Writing Retreat

‘I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.’ John 10:10 (ESV)     On the 18th to 20 January 2021, the Anglicare Registered Training Organisation team ‘Anglicare College’ – Reverend Sarah Plummer, Executive Manager of Mission + Culture; Shy...

#Change the Heart

#Change the Heart

For several years Aunty Jean Phillips has been calling Christians to pray for justice, truth-telling, and healing at the #ChangetheHeart prayer services in the lead up to January 26th. This year Aunty Jean, with the support of Common Grace, made a #ChangetheHeart...

Empowering Indigenous Christians at Nungalinya

Empowering Indigenous Christians at Nungalinya

Ruth Walton is a Priest from this Diocese currently serving in the Northern Territory. It’s Sunday afternoon, we are on the way home from church when my phone rings out of the blue. ‘Hello Ruth. Could you pick me up and take me to Nungalinya?’ An hour later, as the...

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...

Meet Newly-Ordained Deacon Byron Steele

Meet Newly-Ordained Deacon Byron Steele

On Saturday 13th February Byron Steele was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese at St Saviour’s Cathedral. He will serve as Deacon Assistant in Gungahlin Parish and as a Defence Force (Navy) Chaplain. Bishop to the Defence Force, The Right Reverend Grant Dibden,...

Bishop Carol Writes …

Bishop Carol Writes …

This week, I sat with a Sri Lankan refugee family as they processed devastating news. Their appeal to remain in Australia after ten years on a temporary visa has been denied. They face deportation to a country where they will once again live in fear. Mum was weeping...

Opinion: Does faith matter in 2021?

Opinion: Does faith matter in 2021?

As the trauma of 2020 overshadows the dawning of 2021, increasingly I am convinced that the Old Testament book of Genesis can assist us with transitioning into the New Year. It gifts us with secrets about resilience, as found in relationships. This is because...

Deacon Profile: Reverend Jill Elliot

Deacon Profile: Reverend Jill Elliot

It was St Matthias Day, 24 February 1996, when a vision was finally realised for Jill, as this was the day she was ordained a deacon at St Saviour’s Cathedral by Bishop George Browning, the first vocational deacon to be ordained in the Diocese of Canberra and...