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Defence Sunday at Charnwood and Hall

Defence Sunday at Charnwood and Hall

‘Defence Sunday’ is observed annually on the Sunday prior to Remembrance Day (11 November). Marking this day provides an opportunity for the church to  consider and pray for the spiritual needs of those who currently serve in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), and...

Retirement of Des McGuire

Retirement of Des McGuire

On 24 November the Parish of Braidwood had a special service to thank the Reverend Des McGuire and Tania McGuire for their service to the Parish over the past seven years, as Des is now finally retiring from parish ministry. It was evident throughout the service and...

New Rector for Holbrook

New Rector for Holbrook

Reverend Stephen Davis was commissioned as the new Rector of Holbrook on 17 November. Stephen originally studied at St Mark’s National Theological Centre in the 1990s. As a student he was associated with St Paul’s in Manuka. He then served at St Peter’s in Weston,...

Meet Two New Priests in the Diocese

TIMOTHY NARRAWAY Tim Narraway is married to the delightful Annemarie. They have two children, Caitlin and Nathaniel. Tim worked in nature conservation and safaris in shallowest, lightest Africa before emigrating to Australia in 2000 where he worked for a small...

Bishop Mark’s Christmas Message

Bishop Mark’s Christmas Message

At Christmas God shows a fractured world what it takes to be a generous host and a gracious guest. The recent Australia Talks survey found that almost half of Australians experience loneliness at some time. Contrary to popular expectation, some of the loneliest...

Farewell to Jenni Roberts

Farewell to Jenni Roberts

On 3rd November a farewell service was held for Reverend Jenni Roberts at Berridale. Over 70 people from across the Monaro made the journey to Berridale to acknowledge nearly twenty years of ordained ministry for Jenni. In the words of Archdeacon Paul Cohen who...

Annual Retreat for the Third Order Franciscans

Annual Retreat for the Third Order Franciscans

The Third Order of the Society of St Francis, NSW B/ACT Region, held its Annual Retreat recently from the 10th to the 12th October at The Gathering Place in Canberra. The theme of the retreat was ‘Open to God moment by moment’. The Gathering Place has been a Brigidine...

On the Writing of Poetry

On the Writing of Poetry

John Foulcher, a retired Deputy Principal from Burgmann College, who is married to Jane, the Deputy Director of St Mark's National Theological Centre,  recently won the Australian Catholic University Prize for poetry for his poem Revising Casuarinas, so we thought...

Body Matters

Body Matters

Bodies matter to us, and to God. In 1 Corinthians 12 the Apostle Paul describes the church as the body of Christ. One aspect of that image is the inter-dependence of the members of the body as we each exercise the diverse gifts of God’s Spirit, including the call to...