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Profile of a Deacon – Heather Millard

Profile of a Deacon – Heather Millard

‘Charlie 94 to Control …’ It’s official, I’m now on active duty as a Chaplain for the NSW Ambulance Service. I don’t know what the day will hold, but I’m starting out with a delivery of hot chocolate and marshmallows to Queanbeyan station because it really is a...
Profile of a Deacon

Profile of a Deacon

Since my ordination to the diaconate in February 2018, I have been learning what it means to be a deacon. Finding myself at the interface between the flock gathered and the flock dispersed, I look back into the church, and also out to the community. That feels like a...

Mary Thorn, Deacon and Unsung Hero

On 25th March this year Reverend Mary Thorn marked the 20th anniversary of her ordination to the diaconate. How appropriate that she was ordained on ‘Lady Day’, the feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary! Her ordination took place in her home church,...
Collation of Reverend Jane Simmonds

Collation of Reverend Jane Simmonds

The Reverend Jane Simmonds was collated as Archdeacon of Deacons at All Saints Church, Bodalla during the service of Evening Prayer on 16 May. It was a simple but moving ceremony and Jane said that she was so glad that the service took place in the local church...
Meet the New Deacons

Meet the New Deacons

On 23rd February four new deacons were ordained in St Saviour’s Cathedral. As the exhortation from the prayer book, put before the new deacons by Bishop Trevor, says: ‘Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ lived and died as the servant of God. All who follow...