On Sunday 17 November 2019, the Parish of New Town & Lenah Valley held a special service to dedicate their new Play Garden. The service began inside St James’ Church but after the word and prayers the congregation gathered outside in the Play Garden. Welcoming the congregation to the service Archdeacon and Rector of the…

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My journey to faith has been a while in the making. I have always had an affinity with Christ – and I say “affinity” because to be honest, until recently I couldn’t say ‘’love”.  I was searching, albeit in an ad-hoc manner, for something that I wanted to feel, but just couldn’t. I was baptized…

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I grew up knowing the names of Cook, Philip, Marsden, Bligh and Macquarie, but was not so familiar with the names of Bennelong, Barangaroo, Truganini or Wooreddy. Such was the Australian history curriculum in the 60’s and 70’s. To my shame it is only in my adult years that I have come to appreciate the…

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Safe Church Communities

Attend face to face training in Safe Church Community missional ministry at optional levels of Team Member, Team Leader and Coordinator. Training is for both first timers and those wishing to refresh. To find out more and to register go here: Hobart  Launceston 

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26 January, 2020 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, recognises the importance of having Australia Day as a day to celebrate, acknowledge and give thanks for our great nation, but calls for lament on January 26 for the darker parts of our history. “This date celebrates an imperialist British…

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Every year, Aunty Jean Phillips, one of Australia’s most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, supported by Common Grace, invites Australian churches to hold services of acknowledgement, lament and prayer in the lead up to January 26. Burnie Anglican Church heard about the national #ChangeTheHeart movement at a workshop during the Bishop’s Training Event last September. We…

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Severe fires are affecting Tasmanians in many parts of the State, especially on the East Coast. The Anglican Church has launched an appeal to help those in the greatest need with relief and recovery. There has been tragic loss of property, livestock and serious disruptions to livelihoods as a result of devastating fires. Experience shows…

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