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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…

Anglicare invites you to become part of the TazKids experience

Anglicare Tasmania held two TazKids camps in the recent school holidays, and from all accounts they were “awesome’’. The camps give children who have a parent or guardian impacted by mental health issues a fun, rewarding break from the everyday. They are part of a program funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Strong Families Safe Kids…

Applause from Glenview residents

For the past couple of months, each Thursday morning residents at Glenview Community Services’ Windsor Street site have gathered to watch the online church service from St David’s Cathedral. Glenview’s Activities Program Coordinator, Meagan Lee, accessed the Morning Prayer service from the Diocesan YouTube channel and played it for those who were interested. “The residents…

Rural Mission Training Day – 1st August – online event

How do we ‘pass on the baton?’ What do we need to do to ensure that parishes, especially in rural communities, have a future? How do we train up the next generation to provide continuing leadership in our parishes? How do we reach out to a younger generation? The Training Day is for those with…

Returning to Face-to-Face ministry with young people in COVID-19

As we plan to return to ministry in-person, we are faced with a variety of responses and expectations. For some people, in-person ministry is longed for and a relief, for others, there is much anxiety associated with the return, for others still, their vulnerable status means they will not meet in-person. Some of you will…

You are welcome – World Refugee Day 2020

World Refugee Day 2020 is June 20. The theme is Year of welcome. Jesus said, “for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. Matthew 25:35 (NRSV) He then went on to say, “Truly I tell you,…

Online Event – Wednesday 24 June 2020, 6:30pm – 8pm

GAFCON Australia are hosting this special online event. “We will proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations!” Join us for an online celebration of Gafcon’s ministry to global, orthodox Anglicans as we unite in a special service of word and prayer for the ministry of Gafcon in Australia, New Zealand and the neighbouring islands. This 90-minute…

ARDFA’s Bushfire Appeal Update

In November 2019, we promoted the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia (ARDFA) Bushfire Appeal (original post can be read here). Lucy Lim, Executive Director of ARDFA, has shared that, “many churches in Tasmania supported our bushfire appeal”. ARDFA wants to thank their bushfire donors and thought you might be interested to read their Bushfire…

A Tiger, Truffles and a Bell Tower

Over the past few months, our motto at St George’s Battery Point has been: ‘Our building is closed but our hearts are open’. Our focus has been on keeping people connected with each other and connected with God. When Covid-19 restrictions came into effect so suddenly, we all continued to connect through a virtual morning…