Australia’s Anglican Overseas Aid and the Australian Board of Mission have teamed up with more than 50 aid and development agencies to campaign against significant cuts to the country’s aid budget.
About 40 people attended a community-initiated event at the Open Sanctuary, Tilba Tilba, to recognise National Sorry Day on Thursday, May 26. At the recognition, held at the foot of Gulaga, people shared experiences, listened to and reflected on the stories and silences that have shaped the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
On Mother’s Day, I found myself standing on a double railway line at a bridge over the Hunter River, wearing white overalls with a red X painted on the back like the other 60 or so people with me. What brought this assortment of people, many of whom were sensible and respectable retirees, to a railway bridge in Newcastle? PAMELA PHILIPS follows the trail of civil disobedience.
Refugee Week is being commemorated from 19 to 25 June 2016 so it is timely to reflect on how Australia’s policies towards refugees and asylum seekers measure up to the God’s standards. CHARLES BODY reflects on the morality of government policy.
How do you develop preachers? JONATHAN HOLT examines this question by looking back at the example of Dominic for answers today.
NCLS 2016 -
All Australian congregations are invited to take part in the sixth nationwide survey of churchgoers – the 2016 National Church Life Survey. The survey will take place across Australian churches in October and November of 2016, the same year as the National Census.
The survey is designed to help local congregations focus on their health and vitality by identifying what works well and how things can be improved. It is designed to furnish the core information needed for strategic planning and development.
Parishes across the Diocese are encouraged to participate in the survey by ordering their forms directly from the NCLS.
Congregations have until 30 June 2016 to place their orders for forms with results becoming available by November. For more information, visit the NCLS website.
Refugee Forum June 2016 -
St Saviour's Goulburn is hosting a forum on supporting new arrivals to Australia. The evening will explore what is happening in the Goulburn region and how Anglican parishes can get involved in helping refugees start a new life in a different land.
Thursday 30 June from 6pm, St Saviour's Cathedral Hall.
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 21st July.
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.
Dirrum Dirrum 2016 -
Dirrum Dirrum is a major event celebrating the art of being and staying human hosted by Radford College. Over a thousand delegates are expected again this year at various events in Canberra over the days of 29-30 July. Speakers for 30th: Nipuni Wijewickrema, Jessica Watson, Akram Azimi, Fr Frank Brennan, Kirsty Sword Gusmão, Rachael Stevens, Shirfra Joseph, Ryan Carters, Shea Spiering, Jackson Taylor-Grant.
The Dirrum Dirrum Festival is organised by students whose core business is about creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility and leadership development.
Visit the Dirrum Dirrum website www.dirrumdirrum.org
Congratulations to all those who have been honoured for their service to others in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, especially:
The Reverend Canon Susanna Pain has accepted the invitation of The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy, Bishop of Gippsland, to serve as Dean, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Sale in the Diocese of Gippsland. Susanna has a long association with the diocese both herself and her family.
Susanna’s commencement date is still to be confirmed. She is sad to leave friends and family here but is excited and peaceful about this new call to serve in Gippsland.
Canon Susanna has served as a Priest and an Archdeacon in our diocese with distinction and aplomb. She and Nikolai will be greatly missed. That said, I am most supportive of this senior appointment and am grateful to God for calling Susanna into it.
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Anglicare is recruiting for a wide variety of positions including:
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT WORKER – CASUAL Anglicare at Southern Cross ECS (closes Friday 24 June)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / EDUCATIONAL LEADER Calwell Early Childhood Centre (closes 29 June)
SC ACT is an interdenominational organisation and major provider of school chaplains in the ACT. We invite applications for the chaplaincy position at Mt Stromlo High School commencing in Term 3 from July 18th 2016.
Our Chaplaincy positions are two days per week.
Applicants need to demonstrate their suitability to provide support & care to young people and be able to work professionally as part of the school staff team.
Minimum Qualifications of a Cert. IV in Youth Work or equivalent are required with a commitment to complete the Diploma while in the role. Training & experience in youth work, pastoral care &/or teaching desirable.
Chaplains are required to network, build teams, demonstrate initiative and creativity plus engage in building links between the community and local schools to meet the needs of students and their families.
For more information contact Di Priest:
Mobile: 0407 118 387
Apply online at:
Friday 24th June 2016
The Board of The Riverina Anglican College acknowledges the committed and
outstanding service of Dr Ian Grant, our Foundation Principal of the College who
will retire at the end of 2016.
The Board now invites applications for the position of Principal to commence
duties at the beginning of 2017.
The school is a co-educational day high school in Wagga Wagga with some 645
enrolments and 55 academic staff. The school is committed to academic
excellence and growth in Christian values.
The Principal will be a person of faith and character. They will possess
outstanding leadership, education/teaching, communication and public relations
skills, including the capacity to relate appropriately to parents, students and staff
from a variety of backgrounds.
An application booklet is available from the College’s website:
www.trac.nsw.edu.au or by contacting the College directly on (02) 6933 1811.
Confidential enquiries can be directed to the Board Chair, Andrew Bowcher on
Telephone: (02) 6921 9055 Mobile: 0407 997 258 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday, 8 July, 2016