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Silencing the Church?

Throughout history the church has had a role in bringing attention to important community issues and speaking truth to power. In ancient Rome at times bishops courageously challenged the moral validity of the actions of the emperor. Christians were likewise active in...

The Gift of Listening

Bishop Mark Short recently conducted a ‘listening tour’ of Goulburn and Tarago to hear from community leaders and concerned residents regarding an industrial-scale waste incinerator proposal for Tarago. The proposal by Veolia is to build a ‘waste to energy facility’...
Gap Year at St Nick’s!

Gap Year at St Nick’s!

How does a smaller parish create a gap year program without lots of staff or the financial resources of the bigger parishes? ‘I was asking that question whilst looking at the handful of young people in our church and knowing that we needed to do more to disciple...
Remembering June Davies – A Daughter of the Diocese

Remembering June Davies – A Daughter of the Diocese

St Nick’s Goulburn recently said goodbye to a daughter of the Diocese. June Davies was a lifelong member of the Diocese. Born in Goulburn to a dentist she had the privilege of growing up in a church family and came to Christ at an early age. Her first job was as a...
Clergy Retreat Recharge Reflections

Clergy Retreat Recharge Reflections

Last November, all clergy were invited to the annual clergy retreat at Galong. I have to admit that as both a newcomer to the Diocese and an evangelical Anglican I was a bit unsure about a silent clergy retreat. It wasn’t something that was part of my tradition and...