From The Bishop

Australia Day – St David’s Cathedral

A sermon by The Bishop of Tasmania on Australia Day 2020 Deut 8:11-20, Psalm 116, Acts 17:22-31, Luke 6:46-49   What is this day? According to the Australia Day website Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.…

Christmas Message from Bishop Richard

Christmas is all around. There’s Christmas trees, Christmas Carols playing on repeat in every store, parties, and pop-up performances, not to mention the endless strings of tinsel and lights wrapped around almost every building, shopping centre, house and tree. Maybe your To-Do List has tripled in size, with presents to buy, food to make, people…

Presidential Address 2020

The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania, delivered his Presidential Address 2019, at the Second Ordinary Session of the 54th Synod in Hobart, on 31 October 2020. A copy of the Bishop’s address can be found here: Presidential Address 2020

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop

The Bishop of Tasmania writes about Voluntary Assisted Suicide Legislation, and the Oxford Vaccine. Click here for the letter.

Live & Die Well – campaign against assisted suicide

I am very concerned about the so-called End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020, which will be debated in the Upper House in early September. While the Bill’s proponent, Mike Gaffney, Member of the Legislative Council (Mersey), has held community forums across Tasmania little discussion was allowed and the Bill itself has not had the…

Reconciliation Statement 2020

Reconciliation Week commenced today, 27 May 2020. The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, has today issued a Reconciliation Statement 2020 stating: We affirm our commitment to seek out, to listen, to learn, and to take action for justice, through building and deepening real relationship with Aboriginal peoples across our state and…

A Pastoral Letter – COVID19 update

Dear Sisters and Brothers, It is now just over 8 weeks since we stopped meeting together for worship on Sundays. How I miss seeing people Sunday by Sunday and sharing life with you. While I see my team and many of the clergy each week on Zoom, it just isn’t the same as meeting face…

Bishop Richard’s Easter message

The Bishop of Tasmania, The Rt Revd Dr Richard Condie, speaks about the hope we can find in the Easter story.  

Holy Week 2020 – Bible Readings and Devotions

Monday Read: Isaiah 42:1-9, John 12:1-11 Comment: The reading from Isaiah is one of the “servant songs” that prophetically foretell the work of the Messiah. He is one in whom the Lord delights, and his ultimate work is to bring justice to the world. John 12 reminds us of the cost of Jesus’ sacrifice, and…