Northwest Network — Pray for the DNWA

Bishop Gary Nelson DNWA“I write this from Tom Price – the highest town in WA, under the shadow of Mt Nameless.

Christine and I are on a six week, 7000km safari visiting our more northerly churches. But what a blessing to journey through the spectacular country of North West Australia. How thankful to God for such a blessing! Yet the greater blessing comes from meeting the saints in the churches and spending time with ministers and their families. We are very grateful for their faithfulness and perseverance.”

– Bishop Gary Nelson writes in the September 2014 edition of Northwest Network, the newsletter of the Diocese of North West Australia. Download it as a 950kb PDF file.

New Rockhampton Bishop to be consecrated

David and Jan Robinson“In a first for the Anglican Diocese of Rockhampton, the consecration of new Bishop David Robinson will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow. Previously, the new bishop was either already consecrated or the consecration took place in Brisbane. People are travelling from all over the diocese to witness the historic occasion, including as far afield as Winton…”

– from The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

Moore College Open Events Sept 2014

open eventsMoore College has a number of Open events in September, beginning on Monday 1st.

Details here.

‘GAFCON in talks with New Zealand parish’

The Rev Michael Hewat“The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans is in talks to offer alternative episcopal oversight to a breakaway New Zealand congregation, The Church of England Newspaper has learned…

A spokesman for the GAFCON secretariat in Sydney confirmed there had been “initial contact” with the parish leaders…”

– story from Anglican Ink. Please continue to pray for West Hamilton Community Church (as it is now called) and the Pastor, Michael Hewat. (Photo: Affirm.)

Archbishop of Sydney calls for ‘urgent prayer and sacrificial generosity’

iraq-and-sth-sudan-emergenciesArchbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has called for “urgent prayer and sacrificial generosity” in response to two great humanitarian crises.

Here are the Anglican Aid links:
Iraq appeal infoDonation page
South Sudan appeal infoDonation page

Archbishop Davies writes:

“I am calling on all Sydney Anglicans and our friends across Australia representing many Christian traditions and denominations to urgent prayer and sacrificial generosity for two terrifying humanitarian crises unfolding in our world today.  Read more

‘A minister, a gay couple and a new SBS documentary’

David Ould“When Eternity received a miniature wedding cake in the mail from SBS, our initial reaction was, huh?

But it all quickly became clear. The cake gimmick [is to encourage] us to tune in to the new SBS documentary series Living With The Enemy.

Anglican minister and blogger David Ould from Macquarie Fields in Sydney’s southwest is featured in the first episode, all about same sex marriage. Ould, a conservative, was pitted against atheist gay couple, Gregory Storer and Michael Barnett, both activists for same sex marriage.”

– Story from Eternity Newspaper. Photo and more from David Ould.

Archbishops seek asylum for refugees from northern Iraq

press-conf“Archbishop Philip Freier, has urged the Federal Government to accept as refugees some of the Christians facing unimaginable suffering in northern Iraq.

Dr Freier, who was inaugurated as Primate of Australia at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday evening (August 13), praised the government for its “rapid response in providing aid to the displaced thousands in Iraq”.

He told a press conference that he had written to the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott, and Immigration Minister, Mr Scott Morrison, asked them to emulate France in offering asylum to those facing forced conversion or death.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who gave the sermon at the inauguration service, told the conference that what was happening right now in northern Iraq at the hands of the ISIS jihadi fighters was “off the scale of human horror”.…”

– Story (and photo by Kit Haselden) from the Diocese of Melbourne.

Annual Moore College Lectures 2014

Professpr Michael S HortonThe Annual Moore College Lectures begin this week, on Thursday 14th August.

This year’s Lecturer is Dr Mike Horton from Westminster Seminary California.

His topic: Lord & Life-Giver: The Holy Spirit Changes Everything.

Details here – as well as news that the lectures will be streamed live for those who can’t attend in person.

Happy birthday to the Province of Western Australia

province-of-western-australia“On this day in 1914, the Province of Western Australia came into being when the relevant papers were signed by Archbishop John Wright, the Primate of the, then, Church of England in Australia…”

– A little bit of history, via the Diocese of Perth – but a good reminder to pray for the clear preaching of Christ in WA – in the Dioceses of Perth, Bunbury, and the North West. (Image from ACA.)

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