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Pastoral Letters from the Bishop on the Anglican Church’s proposal for funding Redress, plus Preliminary List and Process

Pastoral letters The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, has written the following three Pastoral Letters concerning the Church’s proposal to sell church properties in order to fund Redress to survivors of child sexual abuse.   Pastoral Letter on Redress 19 April 2018 Pastoral Letter on Redress 29 April 2018 Pastoral Letter…

Anglican Church’s proposal for funding Redress

The Anglican Church in Tasmania is fully committed to providing restorative justice, recognition and support to survivors of sexual abuse through redress. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, today said, “We care deeply for survivors of sexual abuse and our primary concern is to ensure we can meet our redress obligations”.…

Anglican Church in Tasmania sacrifices to fund Redress

The Anglican Church in Tasmania will have to make significant sacrifices to fund redress for survivors of child sexual abuse. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, today said, “The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania is committed to redress for survivors of sexual abuse and hopes to join the National Redress Scheme”.…

Anglican Church recognises the importance of Redress

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, today reaffirms his church’s commitment to a National Redress Scheme and acknowledges how important it is for survivors of child sexual abuse. In 2015 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended a National Redress Scheme (NRS) for all institutions. Their…

Pathways to the future

“When I began in April 2017, my daughter was the first child to be in church for more than ten years,” said Revd Chris Bowditch, Rector of Lindisfarne Anglican Church.  “They were all so happy to have a baby in church again.” Prior to Chris’ commencement, the Parish Council acknowledged that with an average age…

Heart for community is awarded

On January 26th, Revd Kevin Bayley was named the West Coast Citizen of the Year! Moments into a conversation with Kevin and you can see why he was presented with this award. He is one of those special people. Since 2007, Kevin has been the Minister-in-Charge of the West Coast Parish. He shares this role…

Connecting with community

“On Australia Day, we hosted our first ever Family Fun Day,” said Revd Josh Skeat, Priest in Charge at St Mark’s in Deloraine. “The purpose of this day was to develop connections with children and families in the area and to be a blessing to the community. “We had billycarts, gumboot tossing, giant bubbles, minute…

We Lament, We Repent, We Resolve

The Anglican Church in Tasmania is observing a time of Lament and Repentance for our failures. We continue to invite anyone with information about past or present misconduct of a church worker to contact our Director of Professional Standards on 1800 017 286 (or click here) or call Tasmania Police. During Lent we are focusing…

Barney’s – God’s Missionary People, Seeing Lives Transformed

Look at what God is doing in the northern suburbs of Launceston through faithful missionary-minded people! The people at Barney’s are passionate about blessing and serving people who don’t know Jesus. They expect to see lives transformed as they encounter Him more and more. Their mission is to grow Jesus-centred communities of disciples who make…