Media Releases

Dark Mofo: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gavin Bryars’ composition, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet. The composition is based on a loop of an audio recording of a homeless man in London singing an improvised stanza of the 1912 hymn – His Love Never Failed Me Yet – written by James M. Black, an…

Dedicated Chaplaincy channel launched at Launceston General Hospital

The Chaplaincy team at Launceston General Hospital have launched the LGH Chaplaincy Channel – a dedicated channel aired 24 hours a day on televisions in patient rooms. The project, spearheaded by LGH Chaplaincy Coordinator Jason Summers, makes meaningful content accessible to all patients at the hospital, free of charge. “St Paul’s Chapel is a beautiful,…

Midlands Anglican Church and Centacare Evolve Housing partner on affordable housing

In a bid to address the current housing shortage in Campbell Town, the Midlands Anglican Parish and Centacare Evolve Housing are proposing to build a new development on the land behind St Luke’s Anglican Church. The first stage of the development is soon to be lodged with Council and proposes to develop the land into…

Anglican Church of Tasmania adopts plan to meet increased estimate of Redress liability

The Anglican Church of Tasmania has adopted a plan to raise the additional $15 million needed to meet the increased estimate of its financial commitments under the National Redress Scheme and civil litigation for historic sexual abuse. On Friday 21 May, the Synod of the Anglican Church of Tasmania passed a resolution to use money…

Construction begins on new housing development in Deloraine

Construction has started this week on the eight-unit development in East Westbury Place, Deloraine, on land owned by St. Mark’s Anglican Church. The development is the product of significant thought regarding how this block might both be a blessing to the community of Deloraine and support the church in their mission to make disciples of…

Anglican Church of Tasmania pays out $3.65m to survivors of abuse

The Anglican Church of Tasmania has finalised claims amounting to $3.65 million for survivors of sexual abuse. On Saturday 31 October, the Synod of the Anglican Church of Tasmania will hear that between 14 June 2019 and 18 September 2020, the Diocese committed to pay $1.226 million through the National Redress Scheme and $2.235 million…

Anglican Church reassures survivors they will be heard

In light of the effect on survivors of the decision of the High Court of Australia to acquit Cardinal Pell, the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, wants to reassure people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church in Tasmania, that their claims will continue to be taken seriously “I make…

Media Release – Anglican Church will cease gathering during COVID 19 pandemic

To help limit the spread of COVID 19, the Anglican Church of Tasmania has implemented social distancing. From today, the church will actively avoid groups of greater than 10 people meeting together. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania said, “As there is increased risk of transmission where larger numbers of people gather…

An honest approach to Australia Day

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, recognises the importance of having Australia Day as a day to celebrate, acknowledge and give thanks for our great nation, but calls for lament on January 26 for the darker parts of our history. “This date celebrates an imperialist British government triumphantly annexing another…