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In times like these 

I have spent much of the summer thinking about and teaching from the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah. These two books tell the story of the return of the people of Judah to the city of Jerusalem after the Exile. It is a time in Israel’s history where the people of God look…

Royal Commission Update

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse is in its final stages. As I write, the final hearing for the Anglican church is underway, where the Commissioners are drawing together all that they have learned to make recommendations to us to make for a safer future. I am grateful to God for this commission for…

A Year in the Saddle

“A Year in the Saddle” – is the title given to me by BCA Victoria for a talk I am giving in May about my first year in Tasmania. While a number of my predecessors literally spent time in a saddle, I have enjoyed driving over 28,500km in a comfortable car through this great state…

The Revd Ed Cavanough inducted as Priest in Charge of St Leonards Parish

Bishop Richard Inducted The Revd Ed Cavanough as Priest in Charge to the Parish of St Leonards on Saturday 28 January. It was lovely to see so many people at this service to support Ed and Amy, especially those who travelled from the Parish of Howrah. The Parish of St Leonards had been praying for…

Ordination of Priests and Collation of Archdeacons

On Saturday 18 February 2017 St David’s Cathedral was host to the joyful celebration and Ordination of three new Priests and the Collation of two Archdeacons. Bishop Richard welcomed Ruth Hanlon, Jennifer Hercott and Susan Willis who were Ordained as Priests. He acknowledged that this was “a special moment for them as they are set…

Induction as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Circular Head

The Reverend Joel Nankervis was inducted as Priest in Charge to the Parish of Circular Head on Saturday 11 March. The service was led by Bishop Richard at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Smithton with representatives from other denominations and the Circular Head Council in attendance. This is the first time in almost 20 years that…