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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart Robinson

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart Robinson

Bishop Stuart Robinson has written a pastoral letter to parishes, clergy and friends of the Diocese in response to concerns expessed at reports of inadequate institutional responses to abuse in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. The letter outlines how the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn is endeavouring to respond to reports of misconduct that have emerged here.

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Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, concerning Clergy sexual abuse in Newcastle

Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, concerning Clergy sexual abuse in Newcastle

"The allegations on ABC TV’s 7.30 report last night of clergy sexual abuse and predatory behaviour in the Anglican Church in Newcastle, going right up to a former bishop, are shocking and distressing", said the Anglican Primate, Archbishop Phillip Freier last week.

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Choosing our next Bishop

Choosing our next Bishop

The Australian people have been through a difficult election that resulted in a Government operating on a razor's edge. We have also witnessed Brexit, where a small majority decided to take the nation in a different direction. Elections matter.

Our Diocese's Episcopal Election Review Committee is hosting regional discussions to explore several proposed changes that will help us to elect our next bishop. BOB ARTHUR outlines the proposals that are up for consideration by Synod members.

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Where are the blessed Peacemakers?

Where are the blessed Peacemakers?

National leaders talk much about making their nation's strong and prosperous. Yet many states appear weak and riven with conflict and insecurity. RUSSELL ROLLASON looks at how our world needs peacemakers more than ever before.

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Finding our Voice with Indigenous Australia

Finding our Voice with Indigenous Australia

Australia is a nation comprised of many peoples with many stories. Sadly, the stories of indigenous people are ones most easily overlooked because they are often the most uncomfortable and distressing. KAREN KIME explores the story of Aboriginal people, through their connection with country and how Australia's churches can help our nation reconnect with its past to develop a future that includes everyone.

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Luke 14 Conference -


Honest conversations conference

Be inspired, challenged and equipped to become more disability inclusive in your church community. Over two days we will explore issues of faith, disability and inclusion from an Australian church context.

Participate in interactive panel and group conversations with church leaders, professionals, people living with disability, their families and carers as they highlight the importance of the presence and contribution of people with disabilities in the church.

For more information, visit the website.



Film & Theology night

Nikolai Blaskow, screenwriter, Chaplain and Head of Religious and Values Education at Radford College, is presenting a discussion about theology and film. Join us for the next session on Thursday 22nd September.

The evening begins at 6:30 sharp and finishes punctually at 9:30. Bring food, soft drinks and wine to share. After the viewing, there will be a discussion to which you are invited to contribute.


CAPS Conference 2016 -

The Centre for Aging and Pastoral Studies will host a one-day conference in Canberra at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600).

Dr Shane Clifton, Associate Professor in Systematic Theology at Alphacrucis College, Sydney will present the keynote address on a theology of disability and suffering. He is quadriplegic after an accident a few years ago and has published important papers in leading theological journals on disability. He will talk about disability in ageing and the meaning of suffering. We are thinking about how to make the conference more engaging with opportunity for dialogue and skill based workshops. Not to be missed. Save the date!


Spring Christian Holiday Program -

Synergy is supporting a holiday program for youth with physical and intellectual disabilities from 3 - 7 October 2016.

The program is looking for experienced and qualified volunteers who can assist youth participate in the camp.

For more information please contact the Revd Andrea de Vaal Horciu on 0404 256 714 or email


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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

19/08/2016 13:00

It is wonderful to hear that Church Army Australia will be relocating its National​ ​Office​ ​​to​ ​Canberra​ ​in​ ​the​ ​near​ ​future. This​ ​relocation will​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​more​ ​central​ ​and​ ​accessible​ ​location​ ​from​ ​which​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​its national​ ​strategy.  
The​ ​Board​ ​has also announced​ ​that​ ​​the Revd Captain ​Judy​ ​Douglas​ ​will​ ​become its​ ​new​ ​part-time national​ ​leader​.​ ​With board members Tracey Matthews and Emma Street already living in Canberra this move will do much to strengthen the organisation's capacity. Please keep the team in your prayers.

19/08/2016 09:00

Sunday 28 August is Synergy Sunday, an opportunity for our ministry units to reflect on their connections with children, young people and families in their neighbourhoods.

Synergy does a wonderful job helping parishes across our large and diverse diocese to develop their ministry in this area. I hope your parish will find the time to celebrate and support the work of Synergy next Sunday.

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  • Luke 14 Conference
  • Disability 101
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  • Spring Christian Holiday Program
  • Celtic Encounter 2016
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