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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...
Doing Year 12 in 2020

Doing Year 12 in 2020

Bishop Mark recently recorded a message for Year 12 school students, encouraging them with a reminder of the unchanging truth that education is far more about the people we are becoming than the facts that we remember, which is why times of challenge can sometimes be...
Bishop Mark Writes … Responding to Tragedy

Bishop Mark Writes … Responding to Tragedy

One of the gifts of the Christian faith is that we are able to recognize tragedy for what it is and what it isn’t. As I look back on my formative experiences as a young Christian what I remember most are not the examples of believers who handled success well, but...
The Rural Anglican Church

The Rural Anglican Church

IN 2020, THE RURAL ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA IS RESILIENT AND RELEVANT This year, 2020, our precious rural Anglican churches in our beautiful Diocese are experiencing both joy and grief. For example, earlier this year we (that is Bishop Mark and Monica Short)...