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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…

Prayer Meeting with Bishop Richard – 14th June 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 14th June, AEST Please click this…

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…