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Archive for March 2019

Anglican Church in Tasmania expands its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme

26 March 2019 – The Anglican Church in Tasmania has made significant changes to its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme (PSAAS) for survivors of sexual abuse. These changes come in light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the establishment of the National Redress Scheme (NRS). The Anglican Bishop of…

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Ready to see the church in victory

It has been a few weeks since the Diocesan Celebration and Ordination service (2 March), where I was “deacon-ed,” but ever so often I still get asked why I went for it. In fact, the discernment phase of ordination is a fairly lengthy and rigorous process (and that is good). So, why did we do…

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Parliamentary Year Commencement Sermon 19 March 2019

The events in the past few days remind us of the importance of the task before us, and particularly the task before the Parliament of this State of Tasmania. The senseless act of violence and murder last Friday in the peaceful city of Christchurch, where now 50 people, one as young as 2 years of…

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Children’s Ministry Training Event (Hobart) – 8th April

Storytime!  Bible stories have long been a staple of children’s ministry, but how can we use stories intentionally for the spiritual formation of children? We’ll think theologically about stories, and how story-telling shapes our overall aims and practices of children’s ministry. In light of that theology, we’ll look at some practical methods of storytelling with…

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Anglican Church of Tasmania will join National Redress Scheme

Friday 1 March 2019 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, has received confirmation today that the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania’s application to join the Anglican participating group (Anglican Representative National Redress Scheme Limited) has been approved. “I am pleased to have received confirmation that the Directors of the Anglican…

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