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Meet Deacon Robin Moore

Meet Deacon Robin Moore

For 22 years our small dedicated team provided weekly free food at a tiny Community Centre in Canberra’s inner north public housing, together with wide-ranging support assisting the marginalised and those on low incomes. For my part, as a vocational deacon, this...
A Glimpse of the Journey of the Reverend Liz Sloane

A Glimpse of the Journey of the Reverend Liz Sloane

On 21st June, 2022, I will celebrate 20 years in the Diaconate, ordained in Saint John’s Anglican Church, Wagga Wagga, together with Leonie White, by Bishop Godfrey Fryar. It was a momentous occasion which will remain in my memory always. I was ordained as a Deacon in...
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....