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The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice

The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice

A group of 17 Anglican Bishops from all six continents have called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis”. Their Declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice released today sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion.

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Housing action needed from NSW Politicians

Housing action needed from NSW Politicians

During this month’s NSW State election, Anglicare campaigned across our regional sites for local candidates to explain how they planned to tackle the housing affordability crisis. Is the issue a priority for the returned Baird government? HANNAH MCQUIGGIN reports.

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A vibrant Anglicare

A vibrant Anglicare

In this first pastoral letter of 2015, BISHOP STUART ROBINSON writes to parishioners across the diocese concerning the strong performance by Anglicare and it's contribution to God's mission.

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Church and Faith as if Easter Makes a Difference

Church and Faith as if Easter Makes a Difference

Does Easter make any difference to our world? SCOTT COWDELL considers how faith can transform the world.

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Remote Communities and the Right to Decide

Remote Communities and the Right to Decide

The Western Australian government has proposed to close 150 remote Indigenous communities because they are considered to be 'uneconomic.' KAREN KIME explains the significance of Country and why identity is not a 'lifestyle' choice.

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Spirit 15 - Spirit breaks out -

Spirit 15

Our speaker this year is Pastor Brian Goodell. Brian has been a minister in the Foresquare Denomination for 20 years and is the senior pastor of The Bridge Foresquare Church in Foster City, California. 'Pastor B' has spoken throughout the US and loves to serve the Body of Christ in the areas of worship, spiritual gift training, discipleship, teaching God's Word and inspiring people to fulfil their created purpose and destiny.

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When: 17-19 April from 7pm

Cost: $90 / $75 concession

Where: St Peter's Anglican College, 61 Train Street, Broulee NSW (16 km south of Batemans Bay).


Seasons - women's ministry day -

Life has many seasons - some are easy while others are overwhelming. Join the team for a day of rest and reflection, finding fresh perspective for the journey ahead.

9 May 2015, from 9am - 4pm

St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Denison St, Crookwell

To register, call Ruth McDermott on 0419 603 572 or email

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Bishop's Cathedral Convention 2015 -

Jesus saves people, not for heaven but to help God's kingdom happen on earth. As disciples we are not only called to live out God's marvellous story in the world but given everything needed for the job. So come along and discover your true identity as one of Jesus' disciples and how you might participate in God's wonderful mission today. 

The convention's speaker is Dr Alison Morgan. Alison works as a thinker and writer for ReSource, a Church of England charity commissioned in 2004 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and dedicated to serving the church in renewal and mission. Alison is a member of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. She works widely in the UK in teaching and training, and she is also the editor and director of ReSource’s discipleship programme for Africa which is used in 15 countries. Alison has a PhD from Cambridge University and has worked alongside her husband Roger in parish ministry while writing a number of books, including The Wild Gospel (Monarch 2004) and its sequel The Word on the Wind: renewing confidence in the gospel (Monarch 2011). Alison and Roger have three grown up children, and live in Wells, Somerset.

Download the registration form or register online (booking fee applies).


Clergy conference -

Clergy conference will be held from 18-21 May with Dr Alison Morgan. In 2015, the conference will be held at the Narooma Golf Club with accommodation off-site at near by venues.

Download the information sheet to book your accomodation by the end of February.

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

01/04/2015 10:00

Today, I'm walking with the cross in Queanbeyan. We began with the children at the Anglican School in Googong where I had lots of helpers taking the cross into the school for Chapel time!

Googong Walk

30/03/2015 10:00

The Walk with the Cross through Cooma and the Snowy Mountain communities has been inspiring. Saturday began with an early men’s breakfast that was well attended with great questions. A combined churches group then walked the length of Cooma streets to an open air service in the park.

Cooma Walk with Baptist Minister

Walk with the Cross in Cooma with Pastor Farhad, Baptist Church leader.

It was a joy to carry the cross with the Baptist pastor, Faroud. We then went off to Bredbo. We were ‘received’ into town by the Rural Fire Service who gave us a demo of their latest tender, with water spraying everywhere!

Bredbo RFS

This was followed by a reception in the hall, with another speaking event  back in Cooma and the final invitation service on Sunday. Feeling weary but awed at God’s kindness in kindling a community’s heart for Jesus. The ‘walk’ this year has been powerful beyond imagining!


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  • Easter App
  • Share the benefit 2015
  • Freed to live day 2015
  • Rally for Refugees
  • Soul in the Bush
  • Spirit 15 - Spirit breaks out
  • Peace festival
  • Cathedral Convention 2015
  • Pioneer Learning Intensive
  • Social Issues Commission
  • Cycle of Prayer
  • Key Diocesan Dates 2015
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Latest Positions Vacant

  • Casual Administrative Assistant - Anglican Parish of Cooma

    The Administrative Assistant will provide general reception and administrative
    support to the Clergy and the Parish.

    Application details including duty statement and selection criteria can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office (9am-3pm Wed & Thu) on 02 6452 1544
    or email

    Applications close Thursday 16th April 2015

  • RTO Student Administrator and Compliance Officer, St Mark’s National Theological Centre

    An opportunity exists for an experienced RTO Student Administrator and Compliance Officer at St Mark’s National Theological Centre. St Mark’s is a member organisation of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

    St Mark’s own Registered Training Organisation has a reputation for a range of mature courses in personal and relationship counselling, pastoral and clinical supervision and Anglican ministry formation in the VET sector. St Mark’s courses in the higher education provision sector are offered through its partnership with Charles Sturt University. St Mark’s also has a historic commitment to public theology, which it seeks to strengthen.

    St Mark’s is a small community of faculty and administrative staff who seek to constructively engage people with God in Australian society. The successful applicant will need to be sympathetic to the vision, ethos and aims of St Mark’s.

    This is a full-time position based in Canberra. Application should be sent to P Dyke. Email or post to RTO Student Administrator and Compliance Officer, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600.

    Selection criteria and personal requirements may be downloaded below.

    Applications Close on 20th April, 2015.

  • Hawker College School Chaplaincy Vacancy

    A two day per week position is available for a qualified Christian person at Hawker College as part of the NSCP federally funded program.Hawker have enjoyed a vibrant chaplaincy service over the years and are looking for the right fit for the role with young adults. This role involves working alongside the other members of the Student Services Team to assist in the social, emotional and spiritual issues of students. It will involve showing initiative, creativity and an ability to develop and run programs, refer students as required and build the community networks for students who need support.

    Minimum quals of a Cert 4 in Youth Work/Pastoral Care or equivalent apply along with a willingness to continue on towards achieving a Diploma within three years of being employed. The opportunity to build rapport, relationships and make a difference in the lives of young people, staff and families is an exciting one.

    Contact Di Priest for further information regarding the online application process, position description and employment conditions. 0407 118 387 or email

    5 March 2015

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