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Helping Young People Meet Jesus

Helping Young People Meet Jesus

Mon 20 February 2017
Andrew Edwards reports on the summer Camp Pelican getaways.

AIDF - New Relationship Manager

AIDF - New Relationship Manager

Mon 20 February 2017
Meet Adam Wright, the new relationship manager for the AIDF.

February Anglican News

February Anglican News

Wed 25 January 2017
The latest issue of the Anglican News is now available.

Embracing Ministries Launch

Embracing Ministries Launch

Thu 12 January 2017
A new ministry is launched for those with special needs.

Christmas Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart

Christmas Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart

Thu 15 December 2016
Read Bishop Stuart's Advent greetings and pastoral letter.

Beloved in Christ,

Advent greetings!

Given the shifts across the geopolitical scene (globally) and our own local issues (like the much needed Royal Commission[s]), I am always most heartened – in this Season – by God’s reminder that he has his ‘finger on the pulse’.

Anglican Diocese of Adelaide Elect New Archbishop

Anglican Diocese of Adelaide Elect New Archbishop

Tue 6 December 2016
The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide elected a new Archbishop on Saturday 3rd December, Bishop Geoffrey Smith.

A New Principal for Sapphire Coast Anglican College

A New Principal for Sapphire Coast Anglican College

Fri 2 December 2016
The Chairman of the Board of Sapphire Coast Anglican College has announced the appointment of Mr Colin May as Principal of Sapphire Coast Anglican College from January 2017.

Church calls for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians

Church calls for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians

Fri 25 November 2016
The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has called for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying it is “vital” if the country’s indigenous people are to flourish.

Bishop Greg Venables is new Primate of South America

Bishop Greg Venables is new Primate of South America

Mon 14 November 2016
The Bishop of Argentina, Greg Venables, has been re-elected as the new Primate of the Anglican Church of South America. He succeeds Bishop Tito Muñoz of Chile who came to the end of his second three-year term.

Solving the problem over poverty

Solving the problem over poverty

Mon 17 October 2016
The social services portfolios of federal and state governments lend themselves to buzz words. While expressions like "priority investment" and "encourage people to seek work" seem well-intentioned they frequently don't reflect the complexity of poverty in Australia. KASEY CHAMBERS writes about the challenges in overcoming poverty today.

Archbishop Roger Herft steps down

Archbishop Roger Herft steps down

Tue 11 October 2016
The Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, announced in a pastoral letter to the diocese that he will step down with immediate effect. His personal decision comes following the Royal Commission of Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse enquiry concerning his time as bishop of the Diocese of Newcastle (1993 - 2005).

Former priest convicted of historic child abuse

Former priest convicted of historic child abuse

Tue 11 October 2016
A former priest of the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn has pleaded guilty and been convicted of 15 charges of historic child sexual abuse. He was sentenced in Wagga Wagga District Court on 11 October 2016.

Come as you are, welcoming families with disability to church

Come as you are, welcoming families with disability to church

Fri 30 September 2016
Camp Pelican is a place where lifelong friendships and discipleship often start for many young people. But what happens when your child has a disability? WAYNE BRIGHTON explores Spring a new holiday initiative

Synod adopts a new process for electing diocesan bishop

Synod adopts a new process for electing diocesan bishop

Tue 20 September 2016
The most important decision a synod makes is to select its next bishop. The 2016 Synod revised the process by which future diocesan bishops will be elected. WAYNE BRIGHTON explores the importance of this change to our life together.

Building spiritual homes

Building spiritual homes

Tue 13 September 2016
Representatives of parishes and other diocesan agencies converged on Goulburn last weekend for the meeting of Diocesan Synod. BISHOP STUART ROBINSON in his presidential address spoke of the challenges and opportunities emerging across southern New South Wales and the ACT.

Church can live with plebiscite result

Church can live with plebiscite result

Mon 12 September 2016
The Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier, has written to Australia’s Anglican bishops about the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite. If the plebiscite goes ahead, Archbishop Philip indicates that Christians should vote according to their conscience and that it is proper for the Parliament to honour the result.

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart Robinson

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Stuart Robinson

Tue 26 July 2016
Bishop Stuart Robinson has written a pastoral letter to parishes, clergy and friends of the Diocese in response to concerns expessed at reports of inadequate institutional responses to abuse in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. The letter outlines how the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn is endeavouring to respond to reports of misconduct that have emerged here.

Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, concerning Clergy sexual abuse in Newcastle

Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, concerning Clergy sexual abuse in Newcastle

Mon 25 July 2016
"The allegations on ABC TV’s 7.30 report last night of clergy sexual abuse and predatory behaviour in the Anglican Church in Newcastle, going right up to a former bishop, are shocking and distressing", said the Anglican Primate, Archbishop Phillip Freier last week.

Choosing our next Bishop

Choosing our next Bishop

Fri 15 July 2016
The Australian people have been through a difficult election that resulted in a Government operating on a razor's edge. We have also witnessed Brexit, where a small majority decided to take the nation in a different direction. Elections matter.

Our Diocese's Episcopal Election Review Committee is hosting regional discussions to explore several proposed changes that will help us to elect our next bishop. BOB ARTHUR outlines the proposals that are up for consideration by Synod members.

Happy 25th Anniversary St John's Care

Happy 25th Anniversary St John's Care

Mon 4 July 2016
Anglicare's community service partner in Canberra, St John's Care, has celebrated its 25th birthday.

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