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Covid’s surprise blessing

“No more Church Services until further notice”. What a shock! King Island has been in lock down. An isolated location is both a blessing (safer) and a challenge. If anyone flies to Tasmania’s main island for medical reasons, on return they must go into 2 weeks isolation. King Island thrives on its many community groups…

Green screen & liturgical colours

On 17 March, Bishop Richard announced that no public gatherings, including church services, would take place in Anglican churches until further notice. This decision was made in response to concerns within our community about the need for physical distancing to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Anglican Church committed to providing online church…

Show Hope

Wellspring Anglican Church seeks to be a church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus. In this lock down season, this has meant reaching out to international students. Wellspring Church has so far raised $25,000 to provide for international students who’ve run out of money to buy food. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students…

Diocese of Tasmania COVID-19 Roadmap

Numbers for face-to-face gatherings, weddings and funerals will increase gradually. You can track these details through the Diocesan Roadmap.

A Pastoral Letter – COVID19 update

Dear Sisters and Brothers, It is now just over 8 weeks since we stopped meeting together for worship on Sundays. How I miss seeing people Sunday by Sunday and sharing life with you. While I see my team and many of the clergy each week on Zoom, it just isn’t the same as meeting face…

What makes a good day in isolation? Nicky shares 6 tips

Covid-19 restrictions hit in March. At first, we were just trying to survive the grief and changes. Now we have been at it for 6 weeks. I have found myself asking, ‘What makes a good day in isolation? I am noticing some patterns.  How about you? So here is my personal list of 6 things…

COVID-19 Safe Church Community Protocols

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has produced new guidelines for ministering to young people during COVID-19. As with all our interactions, in these times, it is our intention to be above reproach, and to serve those to whom we minister to. This document is designed to assist us achieve this in this current climate.

Prayer Meeting with Bishop Richard – 3rd May 2020

From the comfort of your own home,  you are invited to join the Bishop of Tasmania, and hundreds of others across the Diocese, in prayer for our Nation and World during the Covid-19 pandemic. This prayer meeting will be hosted on Zoom from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday 3rd May, AEST Please click this…

On the road again

“In early March, I attended my third registry roadshow. They are a great forum for the churches in our diocese to be brought up to speed with the latest information from the registry. I personally love that it is a casual and personal format, with cheese and snacks,” said Revd Phil Coghlan, Rector of Burnie…