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Archive for March 2017

Investing in Growth

I am sure that many TasAnglican readers are delighted by the energy and excitement that our new Bishop has brought to the Diocese. This is certainly the case in the Parish of Circular Head. On his visit to the Parish, Richard asked what he could do to help them most. The answer brought joy and…

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In times like these 

I have spent much of the summer thinking about and teaching from the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah. These two books tell the story of the return of the people of Judah to the city of Jerusalem after the Exile. It is a time in Israel’s history where the people of God look…

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Royal Commission Update

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse is in its final stages. As I write, the final hearing for the Anglican church is underway, where the Commissioners are drawing together all that they have learned to make recommendations to us to make for a safer future. I am grateful to God for this commission for…

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A Year in the Saddle

“A Year in the Saddle” – is the title given to me by BCA Victoria for a talk I am giving in May about my first year in Tasmania. While a number of my predecessors literally spent time in a saddle, I have enjoyed driving over 28,500km in a comfortable car through this great state…

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Ordination of Priests and Collation of Archdeacons


On Saturday 18 February 2017 St David’s Cathedral was host to the joyful celebration and Ordination of three new Priests and the Collation of two Archdeacons. Bishop Richard welcomed Ruth Hanlon, Jennifer Hercott and Susan Willis who were Ordained as Priests. He acknowledged that this was “a special moment for them as they are set…

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