There has been a spike in Canberra churchgoers seeking child protection training following royal commission revelations of past Australian child sex abuse.
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.
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.
if you haven't been scandalised by the release of the Panama Papers - you really haven't been paying attention. RUSSELL ROLLASON explores the papers growing significance at a time when the poor face growing austerity while the super-wealthy avoid more than taxation.
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?
Goulburn Gloria -
St Saviour's Cathedral is hosting an ecumenical choral fest on Saturday 28 May from 1pm. Entry $20. RSVP to James Forsyth on 0403 461 264. Download brochure.
National Reconciliation Week -
27 May to 3 June is National Reconciliation Week, also known as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation. The Reverend Glenn Loughrey, a Wiradjuri man, artist and priest-in-charge of St Oswald’s Anglican Church in Melbourne has written resources to help engage with the week.
Glenn uses a powerful combination of art, poetry and story to explore the experience of exile as a means of transforming injustice.
St James Forum 5 June -
St James Holt hosts discussions on issues that affect our community and our neighbourhood.
Join us to hear from an experienced psychologist and counsellors about understanding ourselves, others and our relationships.
Fight or Flight - Understanding anger and conflict
5 June 2016 @ 5pm. St James, 40 Beurepaire Street, Holt
Business Life -
Berni’s passion is sharing the Word of God with people around the globe. But things weren’t always that way. A former officer in the Australian Army, Berni formed a successful Information Technology consulting firm with some of his military colleagues and over the next 17 years, he worked as a strategic IT and management consultant for over 250 organisations in Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe and North America.
He became involved as a ‘student volunteer’ in the media ministry of Christianityworks (then known as Back to the Bible) where he discovered that his gift as a communicator was to be used for the glory of God in the most unexpected way. Just a decade on, his radio programs were already being heard by a listening audience of over 30 million people each week through over 1,300 radio stations across 160 countries.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 7.15 for 7.30am start (finished by 8.30)
The Atrium, Psychedeli Cafe, St George Building, Corner Marcus Clarke St and Barry Drive, Civic. Contribution on the day of approx $20 to cover costs will be most appreciated. Please RSVP to assist with catering by 3 June 2016.
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.
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.
Recognition or treaty ... Why not both? - Eureka Street
Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church - Natiional Catholic Reporter
The Catholic priest fighting to repeal the homophobic law that shames Australia - Sydney Morning Herald
College chaplains are not religious operatives - Irish Times
Eurovision and Pentecost - Premier Christianity
Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:
YOUTH WORKERS Out of Home Care Moruya Casual Staff Required (closes 20 May)
St John's Care- Community Worker Part Time - 40 hours per fortnight (closes 20 May)
CASE MANAGER Disability Services, Moruya Casual position (closes 20 May)
SUPPORT WORKERS Disability Services Bega Casual Positions (closes 20 May)
CASE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Full time Position Orange (closes 20 May)
CASE MANAGER – YOUTH AT RISK Part-time – Indigenous Specific Role
Wagga Wagga NSW (closes 20 May)
CARER ASSESSMENT RECRUITMENT & TRAINING OFFICER
Fixed Term – 6 Months – With Possible Extension
Based in Orange (closes 27 May)
Supported Playgroup Assistant Indigenous Specific Role
Temporary Part-Time (10 hrs per week) (closes 31 May)
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Finance Manager at St Mark's National Theological Centre. St Mark's is part of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
St Mark's delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (in theology, ministry, pastoral counselling and aged pastoral care) in the higher education provision (HEP) sector through its partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU). Vocational and Educational Training (VET) sector awards (in counselling, professional supervision and formation for Anglican ministry) are also delivered via St Mark's own Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The Centre seeks an experienced manager to oversee all financial operations, and to assist in business development. The appointee to this full-time position will work closely with St Mark’s Director to take carriage of accounting and compliance responsibilities in three broad areas: St Mark's general accounting; CSU liaison and School of Theology financial administration; and RTO financial and other reporting to government. They will manage a small accounts team at St Mark’s.
St Mark's is a not-for-profit entity, comprising a small community of faculty and general staff who seek to constructively engage Australians with God. The successful applicant will be a faithful Christian, and will demonstrate evidence of commitment to the vision, ethos and aims of St Mark's.
The appointee should possess the following:
relevant qualifications in accounting and business management;
experience in preparation of monthly profit and loss statements, quarterly account reports and annual financial reports;
ability to oversee accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and statutory reporting requirements;
current membership of a professional body (e.g. CPA or CA);
capacity for analysis and direction of strategic business growth; and
advanced communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment and to manage a multiplicity of tasks.
The following will be an advantage:
familiarity with VET FEE-HELP compliance and RTO operations;
experience in trust accounting; and
availability for immediate commencement.
4 June 2016