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God’s presence and hope

How did I arrive at this place….? My journey began three months earlier when my wife Libby was invited to join a team from our church on a mission trip to India. St Clements Kingston has been supporting overseas mission by sending teams to India for some years. I asked if I could tag along…

Bushfire Appeal for prayer and financial donations

In response to the devastating fires in New South Wales and Queensland, Anglican Health and Welfare would like to invite Tasmanian Anglicans to support the work of the Anglican Relief & Development Fund Australia (ARDFA). ARDFA is appealing for prayer and financial donations to help those in New South Wales and Queensland who have been…

What is God doing across the Tasmanian Anglican Church?

God is doing some amazing things in our Diocese of Tasmania, which are easy to miss when your main mission focus is in a local church. In October about 70 Ministry Leaders (ordained and lay) from around the Anglican Church in Tasmania gathered in Launceston for their annual Ministry Leaders Conference.  This included clergy, chaplains,…

Awe and Wonder

For three days in August, more than 300 delegates from across Australia met in Hobart to engage in stimulating discussion, fellowship and learning as part of the 2019 Anglican Schools Australia (ASA) Conference. With a conference theme of ‘Awe and Wonder’, what better place to express awe for the world around us, to celebrate children’s…

Bible Forum (Launceston), Saturday 2nd November 2019

Topic: “Worship as Compass; Worship as Throne-room” Guest speaker: The Rev. Dr Rhys Bezzant, Senior Lecturer, Ridley Theological College When: Saturday 2nd November 2019 Where: St John’s Church, 157 St John’s Street, Launceston Enquiries to: DMD@anglicantas.org.au

Introducing Pam Lake – Safe Church Communities Coordinator

We welcome Pam Lake into the role of Safe Church Communities (SCC) Coordinator for the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania. We are therefore ambassadors for Christ as if God is telling his message through us. “This has been my personal vision statement since as a teenager I committed my life to mission…that of being an ambassador…

A Week on Mission

In March this year, Bishop Richard approached me to share an idea: what would it look like if he came and spent a week with us, here in the Parish of Deloraine, engaging in a series of intentionally evangelistic and missional opportunities? The premise was simple, instead of encouraging evangelism and supplying training, by coming…

Just over 400 Anglicans gathered for the Bishop’s Training Event 2019

On Saturday 21 September around 400 adults and children gathered for the annual Bishop’s Training Event. This year, for the first time, we had a live-streamed event to a group of about 40 in Burnie and another 18 on King Island, and they participated enthusiastically!  In Burnie this included some separate music and workshops. In…

Mission to Seafarers honoured their veteran Jack Tomes OAM

Jack Tomes OAM started as a volunteer with the Mission to Seafarers (Hobart) in 1937, aged 17 years. He maintained his interest and involvement up to his death on the 5th January 2019. With his wife, Kath, they kept the Mission open for seafarers during difficult times. Jack regularly sat on the wharf when cruise…