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Covenant Care 10th Anniversary

Covenant Care 10th Anniversary

Monday September 12th was an exciting day at Covenant Care, as we finally managed to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with the community. VIP guests from the Legislative Assembly, Canberra Southern Cross Club (CSCC), previous Holy Covenant and Holistic Care Nursing...

Nigeria: Remembering the Children

Nigeria: Remembering the Children

Photo above: Archbishop Ben Kwashi and Dr Gloria Kwashi (centre) are caring for over 70 children in their home. ‘The people who are most traumatised by this persecution are the orphans,’ said Archbishop Ben Kwashi in a message to Australian Anglicans earlier this...

Thank you to our Diocesan Bishop’s Executive Officer

Thank you to our Diocesan Bishop’s Executive Officer

As she prepares to leave in the coming weeks we asked Bev Forbes to reflect on some aspects of her time in the Diocesan Bishop’s Executive Officer role and share some thoughts with us by answering the following questions. How long have you been in the Diocese? I...

Deacon training workshop at the Cathedral

Deacon training workshop at the Cathedral

Picture above: L-R Reverends Marilyn Waind and Robin Moore, Dean Phillip, Reverends Heather Millard and Kim Hoey, and Cathedral Guide The title of Bishop Mark’s address to Synod was ‘Good to be Here!’ and how good it was for so many of us to take part in the uplifting...

Meet Deacon Kim Hoey

Meet Deacon Kim Hoey

Where does one begin? I don’t know that I am able to mark a particular day or occasion where I felt that I was called to be a deacon, rather there were many things that took place over time that brought me to this point. Coming from a ‘non-church’ family, at the age...

Bishop Mark Writes … On Values and Virtues

Bishop Mark Writes … On Values and Virtues

Just as faith without works is dead, might values without virtues be empty? I’ll come back to what I mean by that but first I want to touch on the big sporting news of the past fortnight – not the tragic defeat of the Parramatta Eels but the appointment and subsequent...

Eco Minute at Hackett

Eco Minute at Hackett

Part of our Sunday Eucharist at Holy Cross Hackett is a quick reflection called the ‘Eco Minute’. The minute is a time when we as a community pause to reflect explicitly on creation and our place in it. Recently as I was preparing the minute, images from the James...

Outreach in a Balinese Christian Village

Outreach in a Balinese Christian Village

Back in the late 1930s the Indonesians in Bali no longer wanted the Christians in the city area of Denpasar. To solve the problem, the ruling Dutch government offered the Christians free land in the jungles of West Bali. This suggestion was accepted and the first...

Diocese responds to religious bullying

Diocese responds to religious bullying

Picture above: Back: Bishop Mark Short, Prakash Mehta (President of the Hindu Council), Murray Norman (CEO, Better Balanced Futures), Andrew Guile (ADS Director Risk). Front: Professor Suzanne Rutland (Sydney University), Professor Zehavit Gross (Bar-llan University...

Molonglo formally added to parish of Weston

The parish of St Peter’s Weston has become the parish of St Peter’s Weston Molonglo. The new name was accompanied by an adjustment in the parish boundaries, with the addition of the Molonglo Valley suburbs of Coombs, Wright and Denman Prospect. The changes formalise a...