AS an act of pilgrimage, Anglican Bishop of Bathurst Ian Palmer and his wife Elizabeth will next month walk to their new home in Dubbo.
How can Christmas been cheerful or joyful in the wake of the atrocious violence seen recently in Sydney's Lindt Café? Bishop TREVOR EDWARDS points out that Christmas reminds us that in Christ, God laid aside his glory to embrace pain, sorrow, sickness and death thereby opening a doorway to new life.
Throughout Lent in 2015, Anglicare will be hosting its second Share the Benefit event, a partnership experience between Anglican Parishes and Anglicare to bring home the meaning of poverty. Anglicare's HANNAH McQUIGGIN recently caught up with Braidwood Parish minister Peter Malone, who spoke about his experience of participating in Share the Benefit earlier this year.
Next month, the Church of England’s General Synod will consider two very surprising papers. The first is the Archbishops’ vision for change and the second is a manifesto about discipleship. As Australian Anglicans return from their annual beachside holidays, we would do well to ask, what are our church leaders doing about this problem?
One important value at Anglicare, is that we offer loving service, care and support to all people regardless of their faith (or none).
Reflecting on the recent terrible tragedy in Paris, it felt appropriate to want to stand in solidarity with the victims of such barbarism. However on deeper reflection I concluded that I could not honestly say Je Suis Charlie.
Parliamentary prayer service -
9 February 2015. Service of Worship to mark the beginning of the Australian Parliamentary Year in 2015, 7.30am, the Canberra Baptist Church, Kingston.
ACT Parliamentary Prayer Service -
9 February 2015, Ecumenical Prayer Service, 10.00am, St Christopher’s Cathedral 55 Franklin Street, Forrest to mark the opening of the 2015 Parliamentary Year of the Legislative Assembly for the ACT.
CMS Mission -
20-21 February 2015 (Friday/Saturday). CMS Canberra Mission Focus. Speaker: the Reverend Paul Harrington, Rector, Holy Trinity, Adelaide. For more details please contact the Reverend Dr Graham Simpson Mobile: 0401 386 291; Email: email@example.com
Quiet Day -
A Quiet Day led by the Reverend Susanna Pain will be held at St Mark’s on Saturday 21 February 2015, 9.00am-4.00pm.
Paul Weeldon's book, Currawang - Church and Community published by Barton Books is to be launched at the church's 140th anniversary celebration on Saturday 28 February 2015. St Mattias' Church is the only remaining public building of this settlement located north of Lake George. The book tells the story of this settlement's development and that of its families. It will be of interest to everyone with a connection to the Goulburn district.
Many people think Christianity is all about following the rules. Such a perception squeezes grace out like cream from a biscuit when held too tightly. What we see in Jesus is something quite different. If Christianity is about love, how might that perspective change your life?
Remembering Marcus Borg - Patheos
Islam’s Problem With Blasphemy - New York Times
This year, Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers in America - Pew Research Centre
WCC Statement on Niger attacks - World Council of Churches