From The Bishop

Let’s beat loneliness together

It is rather obvious to say that the unfolding COVID19 Pandemic is changing the shape of our daily lives; the way we live, and work, and the interactions we have with others. “Social distancing” is the new catch cry, and even though it is against all my instincts I am working hard at it. Last…

Bishop Condie provides a COVID19 update – 24 March 2020

The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, provides an update in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic and how we can respond.

Pastoral Letter on COVID 19 – 17th March 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Lord Jesus reigns! God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) He is our shelter and our fortress. (Psalm 91:1-2) These are realities that do not change in the midst of a changing and unstable world, even in the face of the global pandemic…

Bishop speaks about the Church’s response to the Coronavirus

The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, shares how the Anglican Church in Tasmania is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.

A Message from The Bishop of Tasmania – Anglican Church will cease gathering during COVID 19 pandemic

The Anglican Church has decided that in response to the COVID19 pandemic we are going to institute social distancing by limiting all of our gatherings to fewer than 10 people. From now on, we will not meet for public worship or in other large gatherings, until further notice. In the next few days links will…

A Day for Lament and Celebration

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…

Join the National Day of Climate Action – 20th September 2019

Climate change poses a significant threat to the future of our planet and its people. The news is full of reports of extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels impacting poor and vulnerable people around the world. Scientists agree that by 2050 global carbon emissions need to be half of those in 2000 if we…

Pastoral Letter on Homelessness and Housing Crisis – 2 July 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Many Tasmanians are in urgent need of affordable, safe shelter. Here is an opportunity for the Church body to consider how best we can respond, as their plight is particularly pressing in this cold winter weather. One of the most effective ways to make a difference to the state’s housing shortage…

Presidential Address 2019

The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania, delivered his Presidential Address 2019, at the First Ordinary Session of the 54th Synod in Launceston, on 14 June 2019. A copy of the Bishop’s address can be found here: Presidential Address 2019