Cricket scandal a lesson in forgiveness — Archbishop Glenn Davies

On Easter Sunday morning at the Cathedral, Archbishop Glenn Davies spoke of forgiveness in the context of the Cricket scandal.

Nine News had this report. Reuters had another.

Food, perhaps, for conversation at work today?

Stuart Robinson farewelled from Canberra & Goulburn

“It was a time of reminiscence for Bishop Stuart Robinson and his wife Jane at their final Easter service in St Saviour’s Cathedral on Saturday morning. …”

– Story from The Goulburn Post.

(Stuart will be inducted as Rector of St Michael’s, Vaucluse and Rose Bay, on May 5th.)

Katoomba Christian Convention planning major redevelopment

“In one of the largest developments ever seen in the Mountains, Katoomba Christian Convention has plans for a $64 million rebuild on its premises at Cliff Drive.

Plans for the major redevelopment are now on public display with council.

They call for the demolition of several existing buildings and building of a new auditorium for public worship, a 500-seat dining hall, six eco-lodges and three eco-chalets to accommodate 390 people, a new reception building, bookshop and cafe. …

The DA is on public exhibition until April 11. It will then go to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel, rather than council, because of the size of the development.”

– See the full story from The Blue Mountains Gazette.

Related: Development application – Blue Mountains City Council.

Image: The Blue Mountains Gazette. Link via

Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies’ Easter message 2018

“The leader of Australia’s largest Anglican Diocese, the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has urged Christians to be talk about their faith, especially at Easter. …”

A most encouraging message. Read about it here – and you could download it from Vimeo to use in church.

Moore College Graduation 2018 — Occasional Address

Dr Peter Jensen gave the Occasional Address at last week’s Moore College 2018 Graduation.

He particularly spoke to the parents of the graduates, to explain why their children had been “studying God”.

“You will be changed by the study of God. … We are getting to know God. We are relating to him, on his own terms. … And this is not something to be undertaken lightly.”

Watch it here on Vimeo.

See also the Graduand interviews – with Talar and Mike.

Most encouraging, and good to share.

Update on Tathra bushfire disaster from Bp Stuart Robinson – updated

As he prepares to conclude his time as Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn, Stuart Robinson has posted the latest on the Tathra bushfire disaster

“Archdeacon Carol believes around 100 homes are now being listed as having being destroyed. This means many hundreds of people are homeless. …”


The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has opened an emergency appeal to respond to the fires in the Southern New South Wales beach town of Tathra. – Details.

Every member at Nexus

“It’s described as ‘the most significant conference for Sydney Anglican clergy’ and it’s happening again this month.

The Nexus Conference began in 2009 and has grown over the years, with over 350 people expected to attend and more live streaming around the country…” on Nexus, coming up next Monday at Annandale.

Mark Earngey to join Faculty of Moore College

News from Moore College:

“We are delighted to announce that the Moore College Governing Board has accepted the Principal’s nomination of the Rev Mark Earngey to join the College faculty from 1 September this year. …”

– Read here at the MTC website.

Modern Slavery — Angela Michael video

Angela Michael from the Miracle School ministries in Pakistan visited Sydney and met Christian Democrat MP Paul Green who introduced the Modern Slavery Bill into the NSW Parliament.

Angela works with families trapped by debt servitude into working at brick kilns in Pakistan.

The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid helps support educating the children and freeing the families from debt.

Watch on Vimeo – from Anglican Media Sydney.

Moore College Graduation 2018

“Around 600 people gathered, as 105 graduates received their awards. Through interviews and videos, and the announcement of ministry destinations for each graduate, the depth and breadth of the work of the College was made clear to all. This year graduates left us to serve the gospel of Christ in England, New Zealand, Taiwan and New Caledonia, as well as rural Australia and across the city of Sydney.

One of the highlights of the evening was the Graduation Address by former Principal and former Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen …”

– Moore College has this report on Monday night’s graduation.

Reflections on the Thanksgiving Service for Billy Graham

St. Andrew’s Cathedral was packed for this afternoon’s Thanksgiving Service for Billy Graham.

Anglican Media Sydney’s Russell Powell spoke with some of the attendees.

Diocese of Sydney Media Statement on Redress Scheme

Anglican Diocese of Sydney – Media Statement

“We welcome the decision of the New South Wales Government to join the Commonwealth Government’s Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse.

The Diocese of Sydney continues to be committed to meeting its responsibilities towards those who have suffered because of the appalling acts which have been perpetrated on vulnerable children in our care.

For many years, the Diocese has had a redress policy offering care and assistance for survivors of child sexual abuse and payments continue to be made from that scheme.

The maximum amount available from our scheme is already $150,000 which is in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement today.

The Diocese looks forward to receiving further details of the arrangements of the scheme and working constructively with both State and Federal Governments on this issue.

9 March 2018.”

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