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Bishop Carol Writes …

Bishop Carol Writes …

Our media this week has been full of detail about the explosion in Beirut. An estimated 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, unsafely stored at a warehouse, has been blamed for the explosion. 137 people have been reported dead, more than 5000 injured, hundreds...
The Bush Church Dunny

The Bush Church Dunny

It happened at a tiny, old and very beautiful sandstone church, on one of my first Sundays in the little country parish. The church sat strategically on a rise in the midst of rolling, grassy paddocks. A herd of brown and white cows grazed lazily in the field next to...
Built together – Bishop Carol Writes

Built together – Bishop Carol Writes

​We have a neighbour who is a builder. During this time of COVID-19 restrictions, he has had some time on his hands, so he has started work on a retaining wall bordering our two properties. I have noticed with interest the hours he has put into the placement of a...

Fresh in the Second Chair

‘How’s the new job?’ asked my Narooma neighbour when I arrived back for a visit after my first month in Canberra. I looked at him blankly. In the seconds that followed, the last two months of my life flashed before my eyes… In the weeks before my consecration,...

Responding to Change – Bishop Carol Writes

As I sit in my new office, looking out over the city of Canberra instead of the sparkling waters of the Wagonga Inlet, I have been reflecting on the impact of change in our lives. In the aftermath of the dreadful fires this summer season, change has affected us in...
Assistant Bishop Carol Wagner’s Consecration

Assistant Bishop Carol Wagner’s Consecration

“When God’s people fill a majestic cathedral to sing his praises, hear his word and pray, and share around his table, there is for me a very real sense of God’s presence. A consecration and collation bring the added elements of dedication, commitment and...