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Prayer as the basis for life

Prayer as the basis for life

When did you last delight in God’s presence? WAYNE BRIGHTON caught up with the Revd Trish Stuart-Smith to find out more about a new international prayer order that is developing in Tasmania.

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Youth support a circuit breaker

Youth support a circuit breaker

Being a/part is a national research collaboration that looks at the contribution a sense of belonging might make to the outcomes for young people using Anglicare services. The survey found support provided by youth social service workers can be the circuit breaker for young people who have grown up in adversity.

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From poverty to full participation

From poverty to full participation

Inequality is on the rise in Australia. Work is often cited as best way of fighting poverty but what if you can't find that first entry level job? JEREMY HALCROW, Anglicare's CEO, explores the growing problem of unemployment for young people.

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Being a Church for others: why the Sydney Anglican Synod wants children out of detention

Being a Church for others: why the Sydney Anglican Synod wants children out of detention

Sydney Anglicans have struggled to develop a robust theology of the church. GEOFF BROUGHTON contends that the synod's decision about children in detention is an opportunity for the church to deepen its understanding.

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Who’s the Threat? From the Canon Theologian

Who’s the Threat? From the Canon Theologian

Professor SCOTT COWDELL identifies the blind spot in Australia’s heightened state of security.

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2014 Pioneer Gathering -

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Pioneer ministers from Australia will gather in Adelaide for an opportunity to learn from each other about fresh expressions of church.  Pioneers from all denominational backgrounds have been invited to spend time sharing stories, reflecting on challenges, praying and worshipping together.

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When 4-6 November 2014

Where: Adelaide Shores Resort and Caravan Park, Glenelg, South Australia.


Defence Force Sunday -

This day is an opportunity to highlight the work of the Anglican Church among Defence personnel and their families and to pray for this ministry. Please consider inviting a local Defence chaplain to speak in your parish on or on a Sunday near to 9 November. Liturgical resources and prayer points will be available on the Defence Anglicans website. For more information please contact the office of the Bishop to the Defence Force or visit the website .


Falling into the arms of the living God -

Nikolai Blaskow is leading a day of quiet reflection at St Mark's. The day will reflect on the fearful and wonderful paradox of falling into the hands of the living God we dare not possess and make into our own image. Bring your lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Saturday 22 November from 9am - 4pm

St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton

Cost: $30

To register, contact Nikolai on 0428 167 724 or email



Ordination of Priests -

The diocese will ordain new priests on 29 November 2014.

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

29/10/2014 10:00

It was the Reverend Susanna Pain’s penultimate Sunday –  what a splendid occasion it was; baptisms; confirmations and receptions into the Anglican church. The place was packed – befitting such a celebration and as testament to Susanna’s fruitful and Christ-honouring ministry.

29/10/2014 10:00

Today the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published its report on Case Study 3 concerning the Diocese of Grafton’s handling of claims for redress and disciplinary matters arising from allegations of abuse in the North Coast Children’s Home.  The Primate and the Bishop of Grafton have issued a joint press release.
The Primate has also issued a press release concerning the findings of the Cahill enquiry into the Church of England’s handling of reports of abuse by the late Robert Waddington, including reports of abuse at St Barnabas’ Anglican school, Ravenshoe far North Queensland. An article quoting the Primate’s press release has been published.

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Latest Positions Vacant

  • Anglicare Chaplain - Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney

    Location: Randwick, NSW
    Job Type: Full time, Permanent

    Anglicare is one of Australia’s largest Christian care organisations committed to providing care for all people by addressing their emotional, social and physical needs in line with our vision of “Lives changing and communities growing by care through Jesus Christ”.

    Our chaplains minister in hospitals, mental health services, correctional centres, residential aged care facilities and juvenile justice bringing “Christian Ministry in hard places”.

    The Archbishop of Sydney is looking to appoint a Chaplain on a full time basis to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick.

    You will be required to work Sunday to Friday with on-call requirements in order to provide pastoral care to patients as well as relatives, friends, staff and volunteers.
    For further information please contact Rev. David Pettett on 02 9895 8071.

    30 Sept 2014

  • Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology

    Charles Sturt University, in partnership with St Mark’sNational Theological College, seeks an inspiring and accomplished researcher to fill the newly established Wicking Chair / Associate Professor, and concurrently lead the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS). CAPS was established within St Mark’s National Theological Centre to support research, education and policy development in pastoral studies, ageing and related ethical issues. It seeks to examine the process of ageing within the context of meaning in life and well-being.

    Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

    Applications close: 11 November 2014

  • GENERAL SECRETARY - Anglican Church of Australia

    Sydney based, Melbourne commuting
    Leadership opportunity to make a difference within the Anglican Church of Australia.
    The successful applicant will be an experienced professional and a strategic thinker who provides high level advice to the Primate and Standing Committee of the General Synod.
    Reporting to the Primate, the General Secretary role spans policy development, HR, communications, office administration, financial and risk management and the resourcing of the management of the meetings of the General Synod.
    Details on or by phone to the Office of the Primate on 03 9653 4213.
    Written applications to:
    Mr Philip Mayers
    Dakin Mayers & Associates
    Level 50, Rialto South Tower
    525 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

    By email to:

    (Posted 21 October 2014)

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