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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:

Reconciliation in Action: Supporting Indigenous Australians

Sat 23 May 2015

In Wagga Wagga an amazing program has been operating for several years, called `Aunty Jeans’. It is a program that supports the heritage, health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal people.


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

  • School Chaplaincy (Part-time, Queensland)

    St Francis Anglican Moranbah is seeking a motivated passionate disciple of Christ to partner with us in our mission field in Central Queensland.

    St Francis is a mission focussed church supported by Bush Church Aid Australia. Currently there is a vacancy for a 3 day a week position as Chaplain in the primary schools soon to be a full time position with the addition of 2 days a week in the high school working for Scripture Union Queensland.
    We are looking for someone who is experienced in youth work with a minimum qualification of cert 1V in youth work.
    We seek to support and encourage someone who is keen to understand front line mission work and who is keen to start a youth group.
    Removal costs to Central Queensland will be covered by the local chaplaincy committee.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to develop skills in the area of mission. As a church we are committed to supporting and training Christians to be all they can be as they serve our Lord. We are keen to train, equip and empower disciples. It is an exciting mission field and provides the opportunity to grow in faith and experience.

    The right person needs to have:
    A certificate 1V in youth work (minimum requirement for chaplaincy with Scripture Union)
    A heart and passion for seeing people come to know Jesus
    Energy for building ministry from the ground up
    Ability to work in a team environment

    For more information on this excellent opportunity please contact Rev Capt Stuart Haynes by phone (0421 170 071) or by email
    If required accommodation may be able to be supplied.

    22 May 2015

  • Office Administrator - St John's Canberra (Part-time)

    The position involves office and financial administrative support to the parish
    and coordinating a team of office volunteers in providing administrative support.

    Status: Permanent part-time.
    Hours: 30 hours per week (negotiable)
    Office Opening: 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
    Salary: $30 per hour (negotiable) plus superannuation 9.5%.
    Leave: Recreation leave 20 days per year; Sick leave 10 days per year.
    Employer: St John’s Anglican Church, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid, ACT.

    A Position Description can be found on the Parish website

    Applications are to be forwarded to the Rev’d Paul Black

    Closing Date: Monday, 1 June.

  • Parish Administration - All Saints Ainslie (Part-time)

    ll Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie is seeking a person to provide administrative support to the Clergy, Wardens and Parish Council. The person will amongst other things undertake critical administrative support in the areas of:
    • book keeping (MYOB);
    • maintenance of Registers;
    • supervision and training of volunteers and preparation of rosters;
    • managing hire of facilities and coordinating wedding, funeral and baptism bookings; and
    • undertaking preparation of and oversighting the preparation of documents.

    Selection Criteria
    The person will have the following:
    • experience in and knowledge of MYOB;
    • understanding of the Anglican Church;
    • experience in the use of the Microsoft suite of products including, Word, Excel and Publisher;
    • ability to supervise and train volunteers and coordinate and prepare rosters;
    • well-developed time management and people skills.

    Conditions of Employment
    • Hours: the person will be expected to work 20 hours per week and there is some flexibility in hours by negotiation.

    Queries should be directed to the Reverend Lynda McMinn. Applications including your CV and a covering letter that should address the Selection Criteria should be e-mailed to
    4 May 2015

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