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A Year After the Fires

A Year After the Fires

A critical question we need to ask about this year’s catastrophic bushfires is this: What is the best type of long-term spiritual and pastoral care we can offer people and their communities over the years to come. We have communities of walking wounded in our midst....

An Anniversary and an Opening in South Wagga

An Anniversary and an Opening in South Wagga

During November South Wagga Anglican celebrated the five-year anniversary of the amalgamation of St Alban's Kooringal and St Paul's Turvey Park. Bishop Mark and Monica joined us for the official opening of the newly refurbished St Paul's hall and amenities – the...

CGGS Students Volunteer with Embracing Ministries

CGGS Students Volunteer with Embracing Ministries

During the October holidays this year, several year 10 students from Canberra Girls Grammar School took part in a volunteering opportunity with Embracing Ministries. Embracing Ministries, an initiative of the Anglican Church of Canberra and Goulburn, aims to support...

How a University Residential College Fared During COVID

How a University Residential College Fared During COVID

St Martin’s College is welcoming new students studying at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga campus and students studying medicine through UNSW at Wagga Wagga Campus. St Martin’s College had its origin in the Riverina Diocese and the Canberra-Goulburn Diocese in...

Wagga Wagga Friends Host Their Own Fund-Raiser Lunch

Wagga Wagga Friends Host Their Own Fund-Raiser Lunch

An advertisement appeared in the latest Newsletter from Friends of St Saviour's Cathedral, which was an ‘Invitation to a Soup and Sandwich Lunch that Isn’t’. The Soup and Sandwich Lunch has been an annual fund raising event for the Friends, but this year COVID...

Meet Deacon Sarah Plummer

Meet Deacon Sarah Plummer

In May I was appointed Executive Manager for Mission and Training with Anglicare (NSW South, West & ACT), responsible for overseeing all induction, formal training, mission formation and chaplaincy within Anglicare. My role also includes engaging with parishes in...

Good things can be even better

Good things can be even better

Good things can be even better when we do them together. Next year, our Diocese will be participating together in three seasons of focussed engagement to help us better understand our shared call to mission. The first season, of study, will take place during Lent –...

Bishop Mark’s Christmas Message – Grace and Truth

Sometimes we struggle to know how to pursue two good goals simultaneously. Take, for example, the yearning for freedom and the desire to be safe. Both are important to us, but throw in a pandemic, the internet and a dose of scepticism towards authority and there’ll be...

Holbrook Finds Ways to Be Good and Be Different

Holbrook Finds Ways to Be Good and Be Different

The COVID Pandemic has created opportunities to think outside the box and be creative and stay positive. Holbrook Parish has been doing just that, especially with not being able to sing in worship. Someone at our church came up with the idea of getting all the musical...

Celebrating St Simon’s Day

Celebrating St Simon’s Day

On Saturday night, 24 October, St Simon’s in Kaleen hosted a dinner in celebration of St Simon’s Day. So many folk enjoyed seeing each other face to face at dinner, and then again on Sunday morning, that Archdeacon Paul Cohen had to referee the hugging. At the Sunday...