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Fostering Hope (Part 1)

To be a Church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus is the Anglican Church in Tasmania’s stated Vision. It would be hard to find a mission arguably more fitting with this purpose and vision than Fostering Hope. Fostering Hope seeks to engage the church in the need for more foster and kinship carers in Tasmania,…

54th Synod – Report to all electors

Mr James Oakley, Secretary of the Synod, has written a circular letter to all Parish Councils and electors reporting on the 54th Synod of the Diocese of Tasmania. To read the letter click here: Circular letter to electors – 54th Synod

General Motions passed – first session of 54th Synod of the Diocese of Tasmania

GENERAL MOTIONS PASSED AT SYNOD 1.Appointment of Trustees It was MOVED (Ven Bill Stewart/Mr Malcolm McGinn) THAT Synod elect the following people to be members of the Trustees of the Diocese, for a term of 5 years from 23 May 2019: Mrs Anne Brown Rt Rev Dr Chris Jones Mr Lee Tyers Mr Shaun Sargent…

Financial modelling for the future management of Anglican cemeteries

In light of the newly amended Burial and Cremation Act, the Anglican Church of Tasmania has developed some financial modelling with respect to the future management costs of Anglican cemeteries across the State. We have based our calculations on the following assumptions: We need to maintain each cemetery for at least the next 100 years…

Anglicare Tasmania’s Winter Appeal 2019 – Give the gift of warmth this winter

Read more here about giving the gift of warmth this winter. Gifts to the Winter Appeal can be made online, by phone on 1800 243 232 or in person at an Anglicare office.

Simple pleasure for senior adults

On Palm Sunday we said thank you and goodbye to our honorary senior’s minister of five years, Bruce Geeves, who has decided to attend a church within walking distance of home rather than contend with Sunday bus timetables.  (Our loss, their gain, we think.) Bruce loves a party and he loves 1970s music so our…

Anglican Church in Tasmania expands its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme

26 March 2019 – The Anglican Church in Tasmania has made significant changes to its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme (PSAAS) for survivors of sexual abuse. These changes come in light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the establishment of the National Redress Scheme (NRS). The Anglican Bishop of…

Ready to see the church in victory

It has been a few weeks since the Diocesan Celebration and Ordination service (2 March), where I was “deacon-ed,” but ever so often I still get asked why I went for it. In fact, the discernment phase of ordination is a fairly lengthy and rigorous process (and that is good). So, why did we do…