Northwest Network April 2016

nwn-apr-2016The latest issue of Northwest Network has been released by the Diocese of North West Australia.

Download your copy (PDF file) to help you pray for the people of North West Australia.

All Saints’ College on market to pay diocese’s bank debt

Bishop of Bathurst, Ian Palmer“All Saints’ College is to be sold to help the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst repay a multi-million dollar debt to the Commonwealth Bank.

Plans to sell the school were confirmed on Saturday during the first day of a local synod meeting. Nine other unidentified church properties across the diocese have also been earmarked for sale to repay the debt…”

– Story from The Western Advocate. (Photo: Bishop Ian Palmer.)

Archbishop of Adelaide announces intention to retire

abp-jeffrey-driver“Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide Jeffrey Driver is to retire after almost 11 years in the pivotal role.

In an unexpected move, Archbishop Driver, 65, advised parishioners at this morning’s services of his intention to step down as the spiritual leader of SA’s Anglican community in August…”

– Report from The Adelaide Advertiser. (Photo: Diocese of Adelaide.)

Two new bishops for Melbourne

new-melbourne-bishops“Archbishop Philip Freier has announced the appointment of the Revd Dr Paul Anthony Barker and the Revd Dr Bradly Scott Billings as Assistant Bishops in the Diocese of Melbourne…”

– Story at The Melbourne Anglican.

Sydney appeal opens for Lahore bomb victims

carnage-on-easter-sunday“The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has opened an appeal for the victims of the Easter Sunday attack on Christians in Pakistan…”

– Details of how you can help at

Christopher Ash at the Moore College Graduation 2016

christopher-ash-moore-graduation-2016Christopher Ash gave the Occasional Address at the 2016 Moore College Graduation.

Watch the encouraging, but challenging, video at the link.

Earlier related story from

Moore Graduates called to die to self

Christopher Ash“This year’s 102 graduates from Moore Theological College have been called upon to “die to self” in their ministries, so that their work will produce more fruit for the gospel.

The address, focussing on John 12:24 and delivered by former Director of the UK Cornhill Training Course the Rev Christopher Ash, directed people to the pattern of Christ…”

– Story from Please be encouraged to pray for those who are now seeking to serve Christ in various spheres of ministry.

Praying for Belgium

Kanishka Raffel“On Good Friday night, a performance of the Messiah at St Andrew’s Cathedral was dedicated to the people of Belgium.

Here is a transcript of the introduction by the Dean of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel…”

– read it at

Archbishop Glenn Davies interviewed on Sydney Radio for Good Friday

chris-smith-show-2gb-140Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, was interviewed by Chris Smith on Sydney’s 2GB this morning, Good Friday 2016.

Listen here. 15 minutes.

Messiah ‘dedicated to the people of Belgium’

St Andrew's Cathedral SydneyAnglican Diocese of Sydney
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Good Friday, 2016

A performance of Handel’s Messiah tonight at St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney is to be dedicated to the people of Belgium…”

– From

Because the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, crucified, risen and reigning, is the only hope for men and women everywhere.

‘Bathurst Anglican church forced to sell property to meet contested CBA debt’

bathurst-diocese-map“The Anglican diocese of Bathurst is being forced to sell church property following a NSW Supreme Court order to settle an outstanding debt of up to $25 million to Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The diocese, which covers one-third of the area of NSW, is likely next month to approve the first sale of properties at a synod, or governing council, after losing a lengthy battle in which it argued it did not have the authority to sell property it held under trust structures…”

– Report from The Australian Financial Review.

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