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Notes from the Annual Clergy Retreat

Notes from the Annual Clergy Retreat

How do you, clergy or lay, approach a time to withdraw from the rigours of ministry on a Retreat? Is it for you an  opportunity to rest, to reflect on Scripture, perhaps to grow or to change direction? How each of us responds likely will depend on the season of our...

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Dusty Boots in Cootamundra

Dusty Boots in Cootamundra

In July 24 year 11 students plus 16 staff with their families arrived on two buses in Cootamundra to serve our community on the Bush Church Aid 'Dusty Boots Program'. This Program sees young people connect with and serve in rural and remote communities These trips...

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The Legacy of Burgmann

While readers of Anglican News may be understandably hazy about the stories of some of the previous bishops featured in this series (or indeed even the names of some!), the same is much less likely to be true of Ernest Henry Burgmann. Though it is already more than 50...

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Tips for Building Resilience

Tips for Building Resilience

In June this year Dr Emma Glanville, a psychiatrist at Canberra Hospital, spoke at a women's evening at Good Shepherd, Curtin, on the topic of Resilience. We thought the tips for building resilience might be of benefit to the well-being of readers, as they serve Jesus...

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Bishop Trevor Writes – Growing Goodness

Bishop Trevor Writes – Growing Goodness

Although we often feel we would like to live in a bubble protected from the distresses around us, news of drought, flood, fire, famine and danger screams its way into our homes through television, social media and our direct connections with our neighbours. Certainly...

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Embracing Ministries visits Gundagai

On 3 June Andrea and Deb, from Embracing Ministries, came to Gundagai to help our parish conduct our very first Family Service. Andrea preached at our traditional 9.00 am service and then opened their treasure boxes for our Family Service at 11.30. They had lovely,...

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Fledgling Arawang Stretches its Wings

Fledgling Arawang Stretches its Wings

The newly amalgamated Parish of Arawang (St Stephen’s All Souls’) has stepped out in faith to play its part in community outreach. With its own financial stability yet to be determined, the Parish has made a conscious decision to deploy a share of its resources to...

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Camp Pelican Needs Your Help

Camp Pelican Needs Your Help

Camp Pelican’s campsite, Wambiri, is out of action due to the bushfires in Tathra earlier this year. This means we need to move venues this coming Summer and that brings a significant increase in our costs for camp. These are costs we simply cannot meet on our own. We...

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St Paul’s Burra – 150 at last!

St Paul’s Burra – 150 at last!

Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future During the weekend of 19 and 20 May 2018 the community at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burra gathered to celebrate 150 years of serving the region from the (now fully restored) little stone building on Old Cooma Road. A bit of...

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