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Reconciliation takes courage

Reconciliation takes courage

Anglicans were reminded recently about the courage needed for reconciliation during Bishop Andrew Nakamura's recent visit to Canberra to receive a bamboo cross. WAYNE BRIGHTON tells the story.

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Turning dreams into reality

Turning dreams into reality

Synod presents members of the diocese with many opportunities. For leaders its a chance to measure progress in realising the diocesan dream. For members its an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concern about matters of public interest. What issues featured prominently this year?

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Bishop Desmond Tutu prays for the rights of Australian Aboriginal peoples on World Peace Day

Bishop Desmond Tutu prays for the rights of Australian Aboriginal peoples on World Peace Day

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the charismatic Anglican leader and Nobel Prize winner, has called for the formation of an Australian Truth and Justice Commission to hear, heal and change the future for our nation's indigenous peoples.

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Synergy Sunday

Synergy Sunday

Parishes around the diocese will be celebrating youth and children's ministry on Sunday 19 October. ANDREW EDWARDS describes what Synergy Sunday is all about.

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The business of change

The business of change

Are we in the business of change? This was the question posed by BISHOP GENIEVE BLACKWELL in her synod bible studies. In this summary, she reflects on how Jesus led from the front.

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Art Show Temora -

Temora Art Show

St Paul's Temora is hosting the 2014 Annual Art Show and Photography exhibition.

Champagne and Chicken opening night preview - Thurs 2 Oct at 7pm, $10.

Open from 3-5 October from 10am to 5pm, except Sun from 11am to 4pm.


Coastal Signature Galleries -

South Coast Anglican Schools in partnership with Ken Duncan are hosting several photographic exhibitions in the following towns:

  • Batemans Bay, October 4-6, Bridge Plaza, Clyde Street
  • Moruya, October 12-14, St John's Anglican Church, Page Street
  • Narooma, October 17-19, Club Narooma, 98 Princes Highway
  • Merimbula, October 24-26, Club Sapphire, 119 Main Street

For more information, download the brochure.


Freedom movie -

freedom movie

'Freedom: John Newton's Amazing Grace' is coming to Goulburn for a charity screening on Wednesday, 8th October at 6:30pm at the Lilac Cinema.

The film is about two men separated by 100 years but united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia.They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter whereby Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom.

100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton is a slave trader bound for America. On board is Samuel’s great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton’s life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.


Watch the trailer or to reserve your ticket, book via eventbrite or phone 4829 2110.

Tickets: $8.


Walking the Camino -


Peter Kearney is sharing the story of his journey along the 700km pilgrimage walk known as the Camino de Santiago. The audio-visual presentation will be held at:

Corpus Christ Parish centre, 167 Bugden Avenue, Gowrie on Saturday 11 October at 11am,

Holy Spirit Parish Centre, 93 Burdekin Avenue, Amaroo on Saturday 25 October at 11am.

Seating is limited to register with Peter via SMS on 0425 328 185.

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

05/09/2014 10:00

The Bishops of the Eastern Church met last week on Tuesday 26th August 2014 and declared a 3 day fast and prayer for the Middle East.  
This will commence on the 10th September to the 12th of September 2014.  In solidarity, The National Council of Churches Australia are calling us to walk with them in this journey, feeling their pain and suffering for the persecuted people in the Middle East.  Several prayer events have been organised in Sydney.

18/08/2014 09:00

Emails continue to arrive for me concerning our Lamentation Sunday services from across the diocese. Many survivors have shared their appreciation of the service. Many found great comfort in the symbolism of pouring water / tears shed. Many felt supported and loved by our congregations. So thank you all for making this step together into the new and abundant life that our Lord offers us all.

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  • Living longer - living well
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  • Coastal Signature Galleries
  • Freedom movie
  • Walking the Camino
  • Refugee Action Committee forum
  • Connecting Australia for Christ Youth Event
  • Synergy Sunday Youth
  • Synergy Sunday
  • Cycle of Prayer
  • Key Diocesan Dates 2014
  • Deep Dive Holy Covenant theology seminar
  • 55 stories
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Latest Positions Vacant

  • Regional Officer for Queensland/Northern Territory BCA

    The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia (BCA) is an evangelical mission agency ministering within the Anglican Church throughout Australia, is seeking an Anglican who is suitably qualified with a Theological Degree and has a passion for mission plus proven gifts in strategic thinking, communication,
    pastoral care and mobilising volunteers.

    Self-management and administrative abilities are essential. The nature of the task requires the person to have plenty of energy and a high level of self-motivation. Previous involvement with BCA would be an advantage but is not essential.

    The successful applicant would be based in Brisbane, be licensed by the Archbishop of Brisbane and other Diocesan Bishops in the region and be subject to the Faithfulness in Service code for clergy and church workers.

    For a Position Description, further information or to make an application with CV, contact the National Director: Rev’d Dr Mark Short at, (02) 9262 5017 or Level 7, 37 York St Sydney NSW 2000. Applications close on 1 October 2014. Preferred commencement date early 2015.

    24 Sept 2014

  • Anglicare Chaplain - Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney

    Location: Randwick, NSW
    Job Type: Full time, Permanent

    Anglicare is one of Australia’s largest Christian care organisations committed to providing care for all people by addressing their emotional, social and physical needs in line with our vision of “Lives changing and communities growing by care through Jesus Christ”.

    Our chaplains minister in hospitals, mental health services, correctional centres, residential aged care facilities and juvenile justice bringing “Christian Ministry in hard places”.

    The Archbishop of Sydney is looking to appoint a Chaplain on a full time basis to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick.

    You will be required to work Sunday to Friday with on-call requirements in order to provide pastoral care to patients as well as relatives, friends, staff and volunteers.
    For further information please contact Rev. David Pettett on 02 9895 8071.

    30 Sept 2014

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