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Synod motion regarding Redress for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The following Motion on Redress was passed at the 53rd Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania on 1 June 2018. REDRESS It was MOVED (by Revd Noel Bowditch/Mrs Joan Harvey) that this Synod: acknowledges the deep pain of those who have experienced sexual abuse within the Anglican Church in Tasmania; unreservedly apologises to the…

Anglican Church provides a security update – Addendum

Monday 17th December 2018 Notification Addendum On the 23rd of October 2018 the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania sent you a notification with regards to a security breach (see copy below). In addition to any contact details which may have been compromised, as advised below, the content of any emails which had been sent to the…

Bishop’s Training Event 2018 – Making Disciples Every Day

Saturday 22 September saw over 400 Anglicans from across the state gathering together for the 3rd annual Bishop’s Training Event, with a sense of excitement and expectation. It was our biggest event yet, filling the Hutchins School auditorium, with around 350 adults, and 70+ children in the kids’ event and creche. In the morning session…

Anglican Church supports move to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse

Tuesday October 2, 2018 The Anglican Church of Tasmania welcomes the government’s proposal to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, said, “We are committed to providing safe church communities and working for the protection of vulnerable people”. “Making ministers mandatory reporters of…

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…

Anglicare’s Winter Appeal is now happening

Click here to find out more about Anglicare’s Winter Appeal for 2018.  Your gift will allow Anglicare to reach out with much-needed support.      

Synod Papers 2018

Synod will run from 7 pm on Friday 1 June until around 5 pm on Saturday 2 June. The Redress Fund Ordinance is scheduled to come before the Synod on Saturday morning at about 8:45 am, and will probably take up most of the day. The venue is the Tailrace Centre, 1 Tailrace Dr, Riverside…

Selling churches brings no joy but is the right thing to do

Two days before I began as Bishop of Tasmania I invited a survivor of sexual abuse to meet me to tell his story. In an organisation where sexual abuse of children had regrettably been a part of the history, I needed to hear an insider’s perspective. Since then I have met with other survivors, done…

Anglican Church welcomes State Government’s decision to join National Redress Scheme

Tuesday May 22, 2018 “The Anglican Church in Tasmania is delighted that the Tasmanian Government has announced its intention to join the National Redress Scheme,” said The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania. “Redress provides a measure of restorative justice to survivors, as well as recognition and support. Today is truly a…