Lent 2015 Studies from John Harrower

Bishop John HarrowerBishop of Tasmania John Harrower has written a series of studies for Lent 2015.

Called The God of Life, you can read the details here.

Archbishop of Brisbane ‘blesses statues’

Archbishop Dr Phillip Aspinall blesses the statues“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.

The Bishop of Bathurst’s journey to Dubbo

walk-to-dubbo“From Sunday February 1 to Saturday February 7, Bishop Ian and Liz Palmer will be making a Pilgrimage Walk from Bathurst to Dubbo.

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.

Bishop of Bathurst to walk to Dubbo

Bishop of Bathurst, Ian Palmer“As an act of pilgrimage, Anglican Bishop of Bathurst Ian Palmer and his wife Elizabeth will next month walk to their new home in Dubbo.

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.

Interview with John Yates

Dr John YatesDavid Ould has recorded an interview with Dr John Yates, who has been speaking at the CMS NSW Summer School. It’s a 16MB mp3 file.

“John was good enough to sit down with me and talk about ministry, the evangelical church in Sydney, GAFCON, and plenty more.”

Most encouraging.

Interview with Bishop Gary Nelson, Diocese of North West Australia

Bishop Gary Nelson DNWADavid 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 Graduation 2015

Moore Graduation 2015Moore College’s 2015 Graduation evening is set for Monday 16th March. Details from the College.

Phillip Jensen’s final sermon as Dean

Phillip JensenPhillip Jensen preached his last sermon as Dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, after eleven years in that position, on Christmas morning.

You can listen here. (Link updated.)

Archbishop Glenn Davies’ Christmas Message 2014

Archbishop Glenn DaviesArchbishop Glenn Davies has released his Christmas message for 2014. The Archbishop builds on the ‘Christmas truce’ of 1914.

Take the time to watch it (on Vimeo) or listen, and share it with friends.

You can download the text of the message as a PDF file from SydneyAnglicans.net.

christmas-pdf-2014We’ve also formatted the message as an A5 insert you could use in your church newsletter (1.1MB PDF file).

As well, Russell Powell has this story – 2014: ‘We experienced the pain of loss and frailty of life’.

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