In every sense of the word Chris’ appointment is a local one having grown up at Enmore and Yarrowyck, being educated in his high school years at The Armidale School (TAS) and only ever having left the north west to study at the University of Southern Queensland, where he obtained a science degree, and later at Moore Theological College in Sydney. …
Chris will be installed as Dean in a special service at St Peter’s Cathedral on 2 March.”
Called The God of Life, you can read the details here.
“Three stunning hand-crafted sandstone statues were hoisted into the niches of St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. … The statues cost about $45,000 each … The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane, blessed the statues before they were raised by crane.”
– from the Diocese of Brisbane.
Bishop Ian has said that the walk will serve several important purposes:
It highlights the decision for the Bishop of Bathurst to move out of Bishopscourt in Bathurst, and to take up residence in the Rectory at Holy Trinity Dubbo. Bishop Ian will also be commissioned as Rector of Dubbo on Saturday evening, February 7;
It symbolises Bishop Ian’s and Liz’ commitment to walk with the people of the diocese on the difficult journey ahead;
It provides an opportunity to walk and talk with people from the parishes along the way;
It gives opportunity to reflect on the changing nature of ministry and mission in the Diocese of Bathurst.
While he is not expecting anyone else to walk the 200-plus kilometres, he will welcome anyone wanting to walk part of the pilgrimage with him…”
– See the itinerary from the Diocese of Bathurst.
In recognition of the Diocese of Bathurst’s grave financial position, the Palmers are moving to Dubbo where the bishop will humbly and gratefully take up the role of parish priest…”
– Report from The Western Advocate.
“John was good enough to sit down with me and talk about ministry, the evangelical church in Sydney, GAFCON, and plenty more.”
David Ould is at the NSW CMS Summer School this week – as is Bishop Gary Nelson of the Diocese of North West Australia.
David recorded this 15 minute interview with Gary.
Bishop Nelson describes ministry in the North West, and the challenges facing churches in small mining towns with transient populations. He also speaks about his diocesan synod’s decision to declare themselves to be in full communion with the Anglican Church in North America and to recognise them as a member of the Anglican Communion.
Have a listen, and be prompted to pray for the ministry of the churches in that far-flung diocese.
To learn more, you can download the December 2014 issue of The North West Network here as a 750kb PDF file. On page 4 of that newsletter, there’s information on how you can support the ministry in the North West through prayer and finances.
Moore College’s 2015 Graduation evening is set for Monday 16th March. Details from the College.
You can listen here. (Link updated.)