From The Bishop

2022 Synod Presidential Address

Bishop Richard Condie’s Presidential Address to the First Session of the 55th Synod of the Diocese of Tasmania, which was held in Launceston on 3 and 4 June 2022. In his letter to the Philippian Church, the Apostle Paul was writing about the glories of knowing Christ, about the power and participation in his resurrection,…

A letter from the Bishop: Reflections on General Synod 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters Some reflections on General Synod I was grateful that we could gather together as a national church for this meeting. The last time we met was in 2017, and the current meeting had been postponed twice, so it was a relief to be together. While about 9 members were unable to…

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of Tasmania: Vaccinations

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wanted to write to you about the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania and some associated pastoral matters. There have been a variety of responses to vaccinations in the broader community, and I wanted to share some reflections with you. I am very grateful to God that I am now fully…

Opening of Parliament 2021 – Romans 12:9-21 

The Rt Revd Dr Richard Condie Bishop of Tasmania  Tom Holland is an historian famous for his readable histories of the ancient world.  Rubicon: the last years of the Roman Republic  Persian Fire: the first world empire, and the battle for the West  In the Shadow of the Sword: The birth of Islam and the…

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…