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Meet Archdeacon EM Anne Ranse OAM

Meet Archdeacon EM Anne Ranse OAM

Sometimes we cannot escape our pathway in life and I always make a bit of a joke of the fact that there have been clergy in my family since 1312 ( and that’s true!) so what hope did I have! But in all seriousness, I am what I am, a deacon in the church of God, a...
A Deacon in Transition – Reverend Colleen Close

A Deacon in Transition – Reverend Colleen Close

When God calls one to serve in a different way, unexpected doors open revealing where God wants one to minister. This door opened for me in palliative care needs in our local hospital. I was ordained Deacon on 1st December 2007. My Rector was Reverend David Ruthven...

Meet Vocational Deacon Leonie White

Recently I was struck by an image posted on Facebook of a person leaning on a shovel in a very large paddock. The comment was that prayer without action is equivalent to this character with a huge task ahead of him, leaning there on his shovel waiting for something to...

Looking Back: A Year in Retrospective

The Venerable Jane Simmonds writes about her year as Archdeacon for the Household of Deacons A year has passed since Bishop Mark invited me to become the Archdeacon to the diaconate and the time has been marked by joys, sorrows, challenges and just plain difficulties....
Meet Deacon Craig Rogers

Meet Deacon Craig Rogers

After enjoying a rewarding career in the Royal Australian Navy, and while serving as a civilian instructor at RAAF Wagga, I was prompted by a desire to better equip myself for ministry to enrol in a Bachelor of Theology through St Mark’s. Although I didn’t realise it...
Meet Deacon Peter Rose

Meet Deacon Peter Rose

When the Household of Deacons in the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn gathers, as it aims to do several times a year, and when deacons share their stories, dreams and struggles, it is apparent that no two ministries match. Challenges and triumphs may be broadly...