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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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26th Annual National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast -

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Catholic Archbishop of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese and Mr Ken Duncan, renowned Australian panoramic photographer>

$120 per person
$115 per person for a table of eight

We hope that you can join us for this special event, thank you to those who have forward an RSVP. For those who have not yet purchased their ticket we invite you to register through the online booking site:  For alternate payment methods, please contact

If you have any further enquiries in regards to this occasion please head to our website or contact the planning committee at



Afternoon Tea with Bishop Alexis -

Bishop Alexis is a “fearless…advocate for justice and compassion…bringing the gospel of hope…in…traumatic circumstances.” From the Diocese of Gahini, Rwanda, Bishop Alexis survived the 1994 genocide, and has been a refugee three times.

Saturday, 1st November, 2:30pm-4:30pm

21 Gillies St, Curtin (Good Shepherd Rectory)

rsvp Rev. Guy Matthews (6281 2844)

 Come and hear about the Bishop’s Food Security Project, ready to make a donation.


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 .

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Bishop Stuart's MicroBlog

22/10/2014 11:00

Our Canon Theologian, Professor Scott Cowdell, has secured two more years of funding from an American Research Foundation to complete a book on Réne Girard and systematic theology, and to commence the third of his Girard trilogy, which will be on political theology, the Church and the Christian life. The current book, his second for the University of Notre Dame Press, is due for completion by mid-2015. The next will take approximately three to four years and has been placed with the Michigan State University Press series on Girard. During the three-and-a-half years in total of his American funding, Scott’s Honorary Associate Priest position at All Saints’, Ainslie, is being rebadged with the title ‘Theologian-in-Residence’. His last book, René Girard and Secular Modernity: Christ, Culture, and Crisis is to be the focus of a special session at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Diego in November.

14/10/2014 16:30

Congratulations to Peter Lin who was appointed Bishop of Georges River Region in Sydney. Peter will be consecrated on 30 May 2015. Peter is the recotor of Fairfield and his contribution to the region and the diocese has been very significant. George River Region has not had a bishop for some time and Peter's knowledge and engagement with one of Sydney's most culturally diverse regions will be a great asset. Do pray for him, Isobel and their family as Peter takes up this important role.

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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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