The Chairman of the Board of Sapphire Coast Anglican College has announced the appointment of Mr Colin May as Principal of Sapphire Coast Anglican College from January 2017.
The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide elected a new Archbishop on Saturday 3rd December, Bishop Geoffrey Smith.
The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has called for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying it is “vital” if the country’s indigenous people are to flourish.
RUSSELL ROLLASON draws our attention to one issue that has been critical to the US election: inequality.
There is a popular and prevailing opinion that matters of religious belief are private. The implication is that people of faith are to keep their private piety to themselves. In the midst of this discussion the words ‘private’ and ‘personal’ are used interchangeably, as if they both mean the same thing. JONATHAN HOLT explores why that might not be the case.
Spirit '17 Conference -
A time of teaching worship, prayer, and spiritual insight.
Where: St Peters Anglican School at Broulee NSW (TO BE CONFIRMED)
When: Friday evening to Saturday - 21 to 23 April 2017
Theme: Sing A New Song
Guest Speaker: Rev David McDougall - Rector St Mary's Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England
Costs and details: TBA
Congratulations to the Revd Dr Jane Foulcher who has been appointed Deputy Director at St Mark's National Theological Centre. Jane is well known across the diocese for her passionate spirituality and dedication to formation. Her contribution to the life of St Mark's as a student and lecturer in systematic theology has been substantial and will undoubtedly strengthen with this new role. Be sure to congratulate Jane!
Growing a church often begins with hospitality. Helping people feel welcome and become engaged is how churches help them move from being guests to members. Churches only have the opportunity to be welcoming when its members invite their friends along.
This is why we are encouraging parishes to consider hosting an Invite a Friend Sunday during the time of Advent (27 Nov - 24 Dec). Around the world, thousands of people have benefited from this opportunity. While not everyone stays, many have found it helped them make a fresh connection with a Christian community after a long absence or for the very first time.
We have developed a range of resources to help your parish participate in this exciting initiative. From prayer cards, invitations to tips on getting your congregation ready for the day. Will you invite a friend to Church one Sunday?
Readings - Second Sunday of Advent - An Australian Lectionary 2016 - Year C
For Those Who Struggle - Psalm 61: 1-5
St Peter's Anglican College - Broulee NSW - St Peter's Newsletter - October Issue
Refugees: a welcome development - Archbishop Philip Freier
Community of the Holy Name - An Anglican Community - CHN Melbourne
Post US Election Prayer - Alan Rudnick
New South American Primate - ACNS
Jesus, Fully This And Fully That - Huffington Post
Middle class privilege is more than material - Eureka Street
Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:
COORDINATOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - Wagga Wagga - Full-time Position
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS - Based at Franklin Early Childhood School - Full-time and Part-time Positions
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Anglicare - Junction Youth Health Service Full-time or Part-time