Calls for the Commonwealth Government to revisit the Marriage Act by granting full legal recognition to same-sex couples are intensifying. Many are wondering how the Anglican Church is to respond to this fluid and uncertain situation? BISHOP STUART ROBINSON has written a pastoral letter as the church considers the way forward.
Last week, BISHOP STUART ROBINSON wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing concern about climate change and the need for concerted action at the Paris conference in December 2015.
On Thursday 30 July, the Public Issues Commission is hosting a hope and hospitality evening at St Simon’s Anglican Church in Kaleen. It is an opportunity for people to hear how churches are helping refugees and asylum seekers build a new life in Australia.
On August 6 and 9 the cities of Hiroshima and Nagaski were destroyed by nuclear weapons. RUSSELL ROLLASON reflects on the legacy of their destruction in light of the feast of the Transfiguration and the proliferation that threatens us still.
St David’s Red Hill worshipper, GILLIAN KING, jumped at the opportunity to join Yeb Saño as he led the 'People's Pilgrimage' in Sydney on 12 June.
Winter Quiet Day -
Winter invites curling up and dreaming, warm soup, stories, cherishing the heart. Come, be warm, rest, reflect, be refreshed, let your soul rekindle.
Bring your own lunch to eat at your leisure. Morning and afternoon tea
The Revd Susanna Pain is hosting a Winter Quiet Day at St Mark's National Theological Centre on Saturday 15 August 2015 from 9.30am - 4pm.
15 Blackall Street, Barton
Cost: $30. RSVP essential to Susanna on 0418 637 469 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BusinessLife August -
BusinessLife Network is hosting a breakfast with Anne Winckel, author of Time poor, soul rich on Friday 21 August at 7.15am.
Being time poor means we often have little space to be creative, find peace or enjoy intimacy. Anne discusses how we can find solutions to make these things more present in our lives. Find out more... or to register
Where: The Waldorf, 2 Akuna Street, Canberra
Bob Jackson -
Bob Jackson is a former member of the Archbishop George Carey's team on evangelism and has worked extensively with many dioceses and parishes about the strategies for growth. He presents a down to earth, evidence based approached that is encouraging and empowering.
How are Churches growing today? Lessons for Australian Churches.
Bob will discuss the evidence of what churches across the UK are doing that results in growth.
Tuesday 25 August 2015, from 7.30pm.
St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall Street, Barton.
Elizabeth MacKinlay lecture -
The 2015 Elizabeth MacKinlay Annual Lecture is to be presented by the Director of Centre for Aging and Pastoral Studies, the Revd Professor Bruce Stevens, on Self-compassion for Chaplains and Aged Care Workers.
Wesley Conference Centre, 222 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 7.30pm.
ICE or chrystal methylamphetamine is a drug that is tearing apart families and wreaking havoc on our communities, especially in rural towns. A forum held in Goulburn last week saw St Saviour's Hall packed to capacity as people heard about the dangers and treatment options available from the Police, Anglicare, Mission Australia and NSW Health. Have a look at the full story with photos.
The July edition of Anglican News is now available through the website.
As the paper's editor is visiting the UK, the next edition will be due in mid September.
A Place to Belong: Signs of Grace Deaf Church - Outreach Magazine
Church attacks PM over migrant crisis - Premier Christianity
Judging the faith of nuns - Baltimore Sun
How AIDS Changed the Way American Christians Talk About Sex - Religion Dispatches
Demand for emergency shelter doubles in Canberra - City News
St John’s Care provides a course called 'Making Love Last' for couples preparing for marriage. The course is a mixture of discussion groups and practical exercises for attendees. A Power point presentation leads the program. There is a maximum of ten couples per course.
The presenters have a set outline to follow but are able to contribute to the course from their ‘lived experience’ of marriage.
For the Presenters we are looking for:
· A couple who have a stable and happy marriage
· Aware of the principals of Adult Education
· And are able to interact naturally with the couples
SJC normally presents five courses a year but this is dependent on demand.
Couple come from most of the Anglican churches in the Canberra Region.
The course is held on a Saturday from 9:30am till about 5:00pm. Lunch is provided and this is a time that allows the presenters and couples time to interact and mix socially.
The presenter couple are paid an Honorarium of $300.00 per course.
Contact: Sue Jordan, Director, St John's Care
Ph: 6248 7771
Mb: 0424 529 492
Posted 21 July 2015