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Reviving churches in rural Australia

Reviving churches in rural Australia

Some 450 people filled Goulburn's St Saviour's Cathedral to near capacity for the inaugural Bishop Barlow lecture. Dr Stuart Piggin addressed a diverse audience about Christian revival in rural Australia. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports.

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Soul gives Anglicare Goulburn an upgrade

Soul gives Anglicare Goulburn an upgrade

Two outdoor spaces at Anglicare’s Goulburn site received a face lift thanks to volunteers from Soul Survivor. Their hard work created new gardens and play areas for families and children in need.

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Mercy for Andrew and Myuran was an inner reality

Mercy for Andrew and Myuran was an inner reality

People gathered for a memorial service for the life of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran in both Goulburn and Manuka on Wednesday night. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports.

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Reconciliation in Action: Supporting Indigenous Australians

Reconciliation in Action: Supporting Indigenous Australians

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.

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What is a disciple?

What is a disciple?

Are we moving towards God or further away? Are we praying, learning and reading Scripture by ourselves or are we doing it together? ALISON MORGAN, keynote speaker at the Cathedral convention, grapples with these questions in her new book, Following Jesus.

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Events

02Jun

Randerson book launch -

Bishop Richard Randerson is launching his memoir Slipping the Moorings at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture at 7pm on Tuesday 2 June. Richard spent five years as assistant bishop in the diocese 1994-99 and his reflections will be engaging.

19Jun

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Gala Ball advertisement

St Saviour's Cathedral is hosting a Gala Ball on Friday 19 June 2015 at the Goulburn Workers' Club. Join us for a night of great food and dancing with a jazz band. All money raised will go to the restoration fund.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased through the Cathedral office by calling 4821 2206 or emailing office@goulburncathedral.org.au. Bookings need to be made by 29 May. More information.

 

07Jul

Winter Camp Pelican 2015 -

Synergy Winter Camp

Winter Pel is 5 days of fun, fellowship and faith for young people in yr 7-12 at school.
 
Tues 7th July to Sat 11th July @ Talbingo Mountain Retreat Talbingo $280.00
 
Our theme this year is “You were made for…” where we’ll be exploring who we are in Jesus and what we have been created for - It’s going to be great!
 
Winter Camp Pel always sells out so please share this email with your young people and youth leaders and aim to book in ASAP.
 
You can register by going to www.synergy.org.au/camps  or download the brochure.

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

11/05/2015 16:00

Congratulations to Vicki Hancock who was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Rockhampton last week (Wednesday May 6). Vicki was ordained by Bishop David Robinson and she is serving in the parish of Gladstone as a pastoral assistant. Vicki and her family moved to north Queensland in March. I was delighted to see that Archdeacon David Ruthven and the Revd Joy Harris were able to share in the glorious occasion! Our prayers are with Vicki as she starts this new chapter in her ministry.

05/05/2015 09:00

Dave Male

This week Tracey Matthews travelled from London to Cambridge, where she was warmly hosted by Revd Dave Male. Dave is founding Director of the Centre for Pioneer Learning (CPL) and was recently appointed as national adviser on pioneer ministry to the Church of England. CPL provides a range of training options for pioneers and local parishes and is a designated training pathway for Ordained Pioneer Ministers (OPM’s). CPL operates through an environment of shared learning and mutual support; and this was evident through my encounters with those who have trained with CPL. Read more

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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 epiphany22@bigpond.com
    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 www.stjohnscanberra.org

    Applications are to be forwarded to the Rev’d Paul Black rector@stjohnscanberra.org

    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 rector@allsaintsainslie.org.au
    4 May 2015

  • 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 Paul.Black@stjohnscanberra.org 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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