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Positioned to Serve: a Reserve Chaplain’s take on ANZAC Day

An almost universal and defining attitude and motivator of the thousands of men and women who serve in the Australian Defence Forces is summed up in a former Chief of Army’s oft-repeated mantra, “service before self”. From the first ANZACs who answered the call to arms in service of King, Commonwealth and nation in the…

Join us for the United by Faith Blood Drive

This year the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania is joining forces with other faith-based Lifeblood teams for the United by Faith Blood Drive. The need for blood never stops, so we’ll be donating between 1 April and 31 May to save as many lives as we can. You can join is as an individual or as…

The Show Hope campaign is wrapping up

Revd Samuel Gough reflects on a year of Show Hope. Twelve months ago, as a church, Wellspring Anglican Church in Sandy Bay launched an emergency response to help international students in danger of hunger, cold, homelessness and isolation. The parish raised $25,000 in two short weeks. This initial generosity sparked a $2 million multi-award winning…

Join the Ridley Cohort in 2021

Are you studying (or thinking of studying) a course through Ridley College this year? Join in with others who are studying by joining the Ridley Cohort! The Ridley Cohort is a group of Tassie locals, who get together a few times a year to hear from Ridley lecturers (some of whom will come to Tasmania, COVID…

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 – our submission

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania made a submission to the UTAS Independent Review of the End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020. Read our submission here. On 10 September 2020, Bishop Richard wrote a Pastoral Letter about Voluntary Assisted Suicide Legislation, and the Oxford Vaccine. You can read it here.

A Voice in The Wilderness: Listening To The Statement From The Heart

In 2017, a group of 250 indigenous leaders representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from all around Australia, endorsed the “Uluru Statement From The Heart.” They called for recognition of First Nations’ peoples and a representative “Voice” enshrined in the Australian Constitution. Unfortunately this document was immediately rejected by the Parliament of the time. Over…

Reflections on a year of intentional discipleship

Ebenezer Year relaunched in the North of our state at the beginning of 2020. This year’s team, despite interruptions due to COVID-19 enjoyed an incredibly blessed and fruitful year of growth. If you’re interested in spending a year investing in your relationship with God, engaging in spiritual formation with a group of like minded people,…

“I want to publicly declare my faith in Jesus and follow him forever”

“I turn to Christ. I repent of my sins.  I renounce Satan and all that is evil. I will, by God’s grace, strive to live as a disciple of Christ, loving God with my whole heart, and my neighbour as myself, until my life’s end.” With these words, 11 young people from St Clements Kingston…

Pastoral Letter from the Bishop – Redress

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This Pastoral Letter on Redress is for your information, and is to be made available to your congregations. Read the Pastoral Letter.