From The Bishop

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

Pastoral Letter – Vote for the things that God loves – 8 May 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next weekend we will go to the polls in a Federal election. I am writing to encourage you to be prayerful, biblical, and intentional in considering how you will vote. Our Christian calling is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and love our neighbours as ourselves.…

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…

Tough times for church building new connections

Undeniably, the past few months have been extremely challenging for The Anglican Church and many Tasmanians. Our desire to join the National Redress Scheme to fulfil our obligations in providing redress to survivors of child sexual abuse meant we needed to raise capital. We believed that selling some of our assets was the best solution.…

Pastoral Letter – Final decision on sale of Churches – 2 December 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I send you Advent greetings this morning in this season of hope and anticipation. We prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus into our world, both in remembering His birth and as we eagerly await His return, confident in God’s sovereign purposes for our lives. The past few months have been…

Pastoral Letter on Redress – 23 August 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, The last couple of months have been very challenging for the Diocese of Tasmania, as we have grappled with our response to redress. I know that many Parishes have been thinking and praying hard about how to respond to the Synod’s plan to levy our investments and the proceeds of…

Presidential Address 2018

The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania, delivered his Presidential Address 2018, at the Third Ordinary Session of the 53rd Synod in Launceston, on 1 June 2018. Presidential Address 2018