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From Belonging to Believing

From Belonging to Believing

In 2018 the Pelican Foundation supported the implementation of a joint project between Bodalla-Narooma and Cobargo-Bermagui to take a vibrant, existing outreach ministry to children and families from belonging to believing, and to build a similar ministry...

Bishop Trevor Writes …

Dear sisters and brothers, As I begin my last month as Episcopal Administrator I want to thank you all very much for your sustaining prayers in this long transitional period in the life of our Diocese. As I have moved around I have regularly met folk who...

Tap-and-Go Transactions a Challenge to Church Giving

Tap-and-Go Transactions a Challenge to Church Giving

Retail transactions are increasingly going cashless with tap-and-go transactions and mobile payment apps on smartphones. Not surprisingly, new payment systems and online payments are making inroads in the area of church  giving....

Camp Pelican needs Wambiri

Camp Pelican needs Wambiri

Where were you when you changed your mind about Jesus? Our diocese’s very own Wambiri Youth Camp, in Tathra, is a place where many Camp Pelican leaders have witnessed a significant number of people turn to Christ. Wambiri is a special place to many and has been Camp...

Nine Lessons and Carols with the ‘Slightly Bent Choir’

Nine Lessons and Carols with the ‘Slightly Bent Choir’

On a very wet and stormy evening of Thursday 13 December, the Parish of Moruya held its annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Saint John’s Church. A small but intrepid congregation braved the storms. The service featured our 'Slightly Bent Choir'...

Hercules Comes to Visit – Covenant Care Day Hospice

Hercules Comes to Visit – Covenant Care Day Hospice

Hercules is a delightful Alpaca with a gentle personality. His owner Nils brings him to Covenant Care in the back seat of his car.Covenant Care is a day respite centre for people living at home with a life-limiting illness, who are being cared for in the home by a...

An Invitation to Join an Education for Ministry Group

An Invitation to Join an Education for Ministry Group

Education for Ministry (usually abbreviated as EfM) is an adult learning program that seeks to enable people to see and to experience the connection between Christian faith and daily life. EfM helps us to interpret the richness of the church’s faith in our complex...

New Rector for Hackett

New Rector for Hackett

The Reverend Dr Tim Watson was inducted as the new Rector of Holy Cross Hackett by Bishop Trevor Edwards on Saturday 19th January at 2pm.In his sermon at the induction, Bishop Stephen Pickard preached on Genesis 12, which records Abraham's call to leave his country...

Origins of the Vulning Pelican

Origins of the Vulning Pelican

When I first moved into the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, I was intrigued by the image of the pelican with its bill to its chest, showering its young in liquid, found on our Diocesan crest. So began a little research project into the origin of this most curious...

Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

On Australia Day, along with my wife, Ruth, and our incoming diocesan bishop, Mark, and his wife, Monica, I partook of the hospitality of the Prime Minister at the Lodge. The day was extremely hot and the dress code was officially relaxed so we did not have to wear...