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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...
Meet Newly-Ordained Deacon Byron Steele

Meet Newly-Ordained Deacon Byron Steele

On Saturday 13th February Byron Steele was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese at St Saviour’s Cathedral. He will serve as Deacon Assistant in Gungahlin Parish and as a Defence Force (Navy) Chaplain. Bishop to the Defence Force, The Right Reverend Grant Dibden,...
Deacon Profile: Reverend Jill Elliot

Deacon Profile: Reverend Jill Elliot

It was St Matthias Day, 24 February 1996, when a vision was finally realised for Jill, as this was the day she was ordained a deacon at St Saviour’s Cathedral by Bishop George Browning, the first vocational deacon to be ordained in the Diocese of Canberra and...