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Archdeacon Karen Kime

The Venerable Karen Kime is Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministries in the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn and General Manager for Indigenous Services and Education for Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT. 

List of articles:

Remote Communities and the Right to Decide

Fri 13 March 2015

The Western Australian government has proposed to close 150 remote Indigenous communities because they are considered to be 'uneconomic.' KAREN KIME explains the significance of Country and why identity is not a 'lifestyle' choice.


You and your parish: Strategies for Cultural Awareness

Thu 20 February 2014

Raising Cultural Awareness within parishes can be tricky - after all, where does one begin?? The following strategies aim to facilitate a more informed congregation about the local Indigenous community and their heritage.


Stopping violence against women

Fri 3 May 2013

Domestic violence is increasing in Australia with Indigenous women and girls especially at risk. KAREN KIME argues leadership is required by our churches.


Domestic violence = poverty: Update from CSW57

Fri 15 March 2013

Domestic violence was high on the agenda at the UN's CSW57 in New York with research on the links to poverty, reports our rep KAREN KIME


Violence against women: update from CSW57

Fri 8 March 2013

KAREN KIME is curently attending the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) in New York. The CSW is a part of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.


Anglicare leaps forward on national Reconciliation

Sat 23 February 2013

A landmark meeting took place in Adelaide on February 15, with agreement that Reconciliation should be implemented across the national Anglicare network. At the present time, only a small percentage of its members have committed to such work, explains KAREN KIME


Embracing 20 years of National Reconcilation

Mon 21 January 2013

The movement towards National Reconciliation began with prayer 20 years ago. Today Reconciliation must be embraced by the whole of the Body, argues KAREN KIME so all congregations are equipped to be inclusive of the Aboriginal people that surround them.


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Latest Positions Vacant

  • St John’s Anglican Church, Canberra Youth Worker

    St John’s is a vibrant faith community with a mix of worship styles and age groups. Our 9:30am Sunday Church Family Eucharist has grown substantially in recent years, as many new families have made St John’s their spiritual home. The growth of our 9:30am Children’s Church and Youth Group has been a big part of this – with regular attendance of over 40. We have also commenced an evening service, stjohns@6, aimed at reaching students and young workers with the gospel.

    We intend to build on what has been achieved and our goal is to grow and further develop our ministries to children, youth and families, particularly associated with our 9:30 Family service.

    We are looking for a person with a mature Christian faith and a passion for ministry who is able to commit to a part-time ministry position (5 hours, negotiable) at a generous hourly rate. This will include Sunday mornings, some preparation during the week, and occasional staff meetings as required. The person will be licensed as a lay minister in the parish and will need to meet diocesan requirements for a person working with children.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for engaging the youth of St John’s with the challenge and excitement of Christian discipleship, and helping them develop a sense of ownership of their faith.

    Applications can be sent to the Rector at or he can be contacted for further information on 0416 159 814. Applications should include:

    • a Curriculum Vitae;
    • the names of two referees who will be able to give feedback on the applicant’s skills, experience and character; and
    • a short personal statement describing the applicant’s suitability for this role.

    Closing date: Friday 22nd May.

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