Some 450 people filled Goulburn's St Saviour's Cathedral to near capacity for the inaugural Bishop Barlow lecture. Dr Stuart Piggin addressed a diverse audience about Christian revival in rural Australia. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports.
Two outdoor spaces at Anglicare’s Goulburn site received a face lift thanks to volunteers from Soul Survivor. Their hard work created new gardens and play areas for families and children in need.
People gathered for a memorial service for the life of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran in both Goulburn and Manuka on Wednesday night. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports.
In Wagga Wagga an amazing program has been operating for several years, called `Aunty Jeans’. It is a program that supports the heritage, health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal people.
Are we moving towards God or further away? Are we praying, learning and reading Scripture by ourselves or are we doing it together? ALISON MORGAN, keynote speaker at the Cathedral convention, grapples with these questions in her new book, Following Jesus.
Randerson book launch -
Bishop Richard Randerson is launching his memoir Slipping the Moorings at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture at 7pm on Tuesday 2 June. Richard spent five years as assistant bishop in the diocese 1994-99 and his reflections will be engaging.
St Saviour's Cathedral is hosting a Gala Ball on Friday 19 June 2015 at the Goulburn Workers' Club. Join us for a night of great food and dancing with a jazz band. All money raised will go to the restoration fund.
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased through the Cathedral office by calling 4821 2206 or emailing email@example.com. Bookings need to be made by 29 May. More information.
Winter Camp Pelican 2015 -
Winter Pel is 5 days of fun, fellowship and faith for young people in yr 7-12 at school.
Tues 7th July to Sat 11th July @ Talbingo Mountain Retreat Talbingo $280.00
Our theme this year is “You were made for…” where we’ll be exploring who we are in Jesus and what we have been created for - It’s going to be great!
Winter Camp Pel always sells out so please share this email with your young people and youth leaders and aim to book in ASAP.
You can register by going to www.synergy.org.au/camps or download the brochure.
The 2015 Elizabeth McKinlay Annual Lecture is to be presented by the Revd Professor Bruce Stevens, Self-compassion for Chaplains and Aged Care Workers.
Wesley Conference Centre, 222 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 7.30pm
Couldn't make it to the Bishop's Cathedral Convention? Missed out on the clergy conference? Recordings of these events are now available on the Convention and Clergy Conference page.
A recording of the Bishop Barlow lecture is now available.
Alison Morgan's sessions from the Cathedral Convention are available for download.
The keynote sessions from Alison Morgan's visit to the clergy conference are now available for download.
How did these events shape your practice of discipleship?
More than 600 people across our diocese heard Alison Morgan at the various events and gatherings. Her visit concluded with on the weekend with 48 people sitting down to lunch at the annual spouse conference. A busy week indeed! Alison is finishing her visit by enjoying the natural wonders of Cairns.
Religious leaders call on Abbott government and Labor to pledge deep carbon cuts - Sydney Morning Herald
The end of casual Christianity - Washington Post
Who decides? A question at the heart of meaningful reconciliation - The Conversation
Majority of LGBT adults are religiously affiliated says Pew study - Pew Research Centre
How do you talk to your kids about God? - Australian Woman's Weekly
St Francis Anglican Moranbah is seeking a motivated passionate disciple of Christ to partner with us in our mission field in Central Queensland.
St Francis is a mission focussed church supported by Bush Church Aid Australia. Currently there is a vacancy for a 3 day a week position as Chaplain in the primary schools soon to be a full time position with the addition of 2 days a week in the high school working for Scripture Union Queensland.
We are looking for someone who is experienced in youth work with a minimum qualification of cert 1V in youth work.
We seek to support and encourage someone who is keen to understand front line mission work and who is keen to start a youth group.
Removal costs to Central Queensland will be covered by the local chaplaincy committee.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to develop skills in the area of mission. As a church we are committed to supporting and training Christians to be all they can be as they serve our Lord. We are keen to train, equip and empower disciples. It is an exciting mission field and provides the opportunity to grow in faith and experience.
The right person needs to have:
A certificate 1V in youth work (minimum requirement for chaplaincy with Scripture Union)
A heart and passion for seeing people come to know Jesus
Energy for building ministry from the ground up
Ability to work in a team environment
For more information on this excellent opportunity please contact Rev Capt Stuart Haynes by phone (0421 170 071) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If required accommodation may be able to be supplied.
22 May 2015
The position involves office and financial administrative support to the parish
and coordinating a team of office volunteers in providing administrative support.
Status: Permanent part-time.
Hours: 30 hours per week (negotiable)
Office Opening: 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Salary: $30 per hour (negotiable) plus superannuation 9.5%.
Leave: Recreation leave 20 days per year; Sick leave 10 days per year.
Employer: St John’s Anglican Church, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid, ACT.
A Position Description can be found on the Parish website www.stjohnscanberra.org
Applications are to be forwarded to the Rev’d Paul Black email@example.com
Closing Date: Monday, 1 June.
ll Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie is seeking a person to provide administrative support to the Clergy, Wardens and Parish Council. The person will amongst other things undertake critical administrative support in the areas of:
• book keeping (MYOB);
• maintenance of Registers;
• supervision and training of volunteers and preparation of rosters;
• managing hire of facilities and coordinating wedding, funeral and baptism bookings; and
• undertaking preparation of and oversighting the preparation of documents.
The person will have the following:
• experience in and knowledge of MYOB;
• understanding of the Anglican Church;
• experience in the use of the Microsoft suite of products including, Word, Excel and Publisher;
• ability to supervise and train volunteers and coordinate and prepare rosters;
• well-developed time management and people skills.
Conditions of Employment
• Hours: the person will be expected to work 20 hours per week and there is some flexibility in hours by negotiation.
Queries should be directed to the Reverend Lynda McMinn. Applications including your CV and a covering letter that should address the Selection Criteria should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
4 May 2015