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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 shuttle...

A Final Christmas Blessing

A Final Christmas Blessing

For more years than anyone can remember Trish and Warrington Cameron have been blessing the Diocesan office staff with morning or afternoon tea, out of gratitude for the work undertaken behind the scenes throughout the year. The number of people participating has...

Good People Should be Just People

Good People Should be Just People

Over 80 people attended a St Alban’s Woden parish dinner on Friday 20th October 2018 at Mt Stromlo where Archdeacon Rod Bower from Newcastle shared some of experiences of his life journey, his call to ministry, and to live the gospel of God’s love and justice. Some of...

How to Organise a Bunfight in a Bakery – and Other Ministry Skills

In my four and a half years in Canberra I’ve been stunned by the high turnover of ministers in parishes and by frustrations experienced by parishes to find someone suitable. It would be easy to cast blame on either group for these trends. But that is a mistake: at the...

New Rector for Manuka

New Rector for Manuka

After a decade as Parish Priest at Molong, near Orange in the Central West of NSW, Ben Edwards will be inducted as Rector of St Paul’s, Manuka, on 15 December. Ben is married to Kate and they have two small children, Timmy (8) and Claire (5). Ben was ordained in All...

Colour Me Googong – Diving In, Empowering Women

Colour Me Googong – Diving In, Empowering Women

Wow! What an afternoon! Despite the storms and downpours, the creative juices flowed freely. Participants ranged from 4 to 70+ years, some semi-professional artists, others without a creative bone in their body – but all came away with something to remember. So what...

History Book Launched at SWAC

History Book Launched at SWAC

On Sunday 30th September 18 months of hard work came to fruition. More than 65 people, some from as far as the coastal regions of our diocese, gathered together to launch the Parish History by Dr Ian Grant: Unity in Diversity: The Story of the Anglican Parish of South...