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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:

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

  • Children, Youth and Family Worker

    In 2015, the parish of St John's Canberra wants to employ a children’s, youth and family ministry worker for around 20 hours per week.

    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.

    In addition, we run a Mainly Music program for pre-school children during the week. Later in 2014 year we also intend to start an evening service, STJOHNS@SIX, aimed at reaching students and young professionals with the message of the gospel.

    We are looking for a mature Christian person (or persons) with a passion for ministry, who is able to commit to a part-time ministry position. This will include Sunday mornings, weekly staff meetings etc. 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(s) will:
    • Coordinate and teach in either 9:30 Children’s Church or Youth Group.
    • Manage a team of volunteers, planning the curriculum and providing administrative support.
    • Explore possibilities for expanding ministry (e.g. crèche, kids club, holiday activities, family camp).
    • Work with the Rector and Assistant Minister to explore ways to integrate parents into our community.

    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.
    • A short personal statement describing the applicant’s suitability for this role.

    Posted 8 July 2014

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