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Canberra churchgoers seek training in how to spot, report child sex abusers

Canberra churchgoers seek training in how to spot, report child sex abusers

There has been a spike in Canberra churchgoers seeking child protection training following royal commission revelations of past Australian child sex abuse.

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Local Deacon makes a long-lasting difference among the disadvantaged

Local Deacon makes a long-lasting difference among the disadvantaged

For over 20 years, Deacon Robin Moore and a small, very dedicated team have been supporting those on the margin at St Philip’s Care, based at the Northbourne Community Centre.

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Self-service ministries for Anglican church in outback Queensland

Self-service ministries for Anglican church in outback Queensland

The Anglican Church is set to radically change how it ministers to its flock in outback Queensland. The Reverend Graeme Liersch and his wife Susan, formerly from the parish of Gundagai, will trial a different approach by travelling west to train locals how to minister themselves.

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How Global Problems That Feel Overwhelming Could Actually Be Solvable

How Global Problems That Feel Overwhelming Could Actually Be Solvable

The world today faces some daunting challenges: climate change, gender inequality, food scarcity. And the problems are so widespread, what can one individual honestly do about them?

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Comfort from God in infertility and pregnancy loss

Comfort from God in infertility and pregnancy loss

Sometimes it can seem like everyone is having babies. Everyone, that is, except you. If that’s you, you might be thinking to yourself, this isn’t how I imagined my life turning out. ANNA BOXWELL writes about the challenges we face when our hopes to have children go awry.

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Opportunity International -

How can you help people in developing countries escape poverty and help themselves? Opportunity International provides a way through providing small loans to families in developing countries to help them start a business, earn an income and leave poverty behind.

Find out more at Hear Opportunity International ACT/NSW state manager Daniel Belzer speak at a wine and cheese event. For catering please email Bruce Stevens or leave a message on 0403 529 773 (come at no cost to you).

Wesley Uniting Church
22 National Circuit, Forrest
Monday, 9 May 2016 at 7.30pm


Save the date -

Saturday 18th June, 9.30am-3.30pm for a Seminar at St John’s Reid on “The Paradox and Promise of Later Life: Finding Meaning in the Journey”.


NCLS 2016 -

All Australian congregations are invited to take part in the sixth nationwide survey of churchgoers – the 2016 National Church Life Survey. The survey will take place across Australian churches in October and November of 2016, the same year as the National Census.

The survey is designed to help local congregations focus on their health and vitality by identifying what works well and how things can be improved. It is designed to furnish the core information needed for strategic planning and development.

Parishes across the Diocese are encouraged to participate in the survey by ordering their forms directly from the NCLS.

Congregations have until 30 June 2016 to place their orders for forms with results becoming available by November. For more information, visit the NCLS website.


150th Anniversary: The Anglican Parish of Crookwel -

150th Anniversary:  The Anglican Parish of Crookwell will celebrate 150 years of worship in the Crookwell Parish on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  For information please contact:

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

06/05/2016 16:00

So exciting to welcome Mike and Sally Breen to Goulburn for the Lay Ministry Convention. Tonight they're sharing their story of ministry in the  Church of England and how they help to launch a global movement around missional communities.

You can download the Bishop Barlow lecture here.

11/04/2016 15:00

On Saturday 9 April, Archbishop Jeffery Driver announced his retirement from the Diocese of Adelaide. Archbishop Jeffery will formally lay down his staff on 19 August. His resignation comes with the recognition that the Diocese needs a new leader who can take it the next step on its journey.

Archbishop Jeffery has done a remarkable job dealing with the Diocese's sad and distressing legacy of abuse. He now looks forward to the opportunity of helping churches across Africa and Asia to grow and develop.

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  • Senior HR Coordinator Canberra City

    Anglican Diocesan Services (ADS) is the principal provider of HR services to the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, encompassing the Property Trust, Parishes, Anglican Investment Development Fund, Synergy Youth, Anglicare Campsites and Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT.

    The Senior HR Coordinator provides essential guidance and support to coordinators and managers of client organisations and deputises for the HR Manager within the ADS HR team that includes payroll services.

    An important component of this role is the provision of helpdesk style advice across HR functions including performance management, award interpretation, on-boarding, payroll, discipline, recruitment and compliance.

    To be successful, you will be tertiary qualified and have extensive experience as a HR generalist. Experience in policy development and knowledge of end-to-end payroll processes are desirable.

    This is an ongoing position that has the flexibility to be either part-time (four days) or full-time.

    Employment is contingent upon a national criminal history check and the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelectTM.

    To view the Position Description, please click here.

    For all enquiries please contact Peta Gardiner, Manager HR, on 0419 606 624 (during business hours) or email

    To apply, please forward your resume along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position to the email address listed above.

    Applications close Monday 9th May 2016.

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