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Standing firm, from Walgett to Jerusalem

By Tory Cayzer It is hard to put into words the significance of GAFCON 2018. I didn’t realise this until I was there. The Global Anglican Future...

Taking the stress out of the HSC

Relaxing at the beach, learning to surf, having a laugh with your mates and learning about Jesus are not the things that immediately come...

What a difference a weekend makes

By Brian Kirk, Indigenous Sub-committee Chair Thirty-five participants, as well as three children, took part in the inaugural Indigenous Ministry Training Weekend at Copeton Dam on...

How the Deanery stays in touch

By Lisa Newnham On Sunday the 3rd of June the Namoi Deanery got together for a touch football competition. The competition began in 2009 between Gunnedah...

God and the drought

By Rev. Brian Kirk, Vicar-General In a recent edition of the Sunday Telegraph, dated July 2, there was a supplement simply called ‘Bone Dry – Our Invisible...

Old blokes celebrate 101 years of ministry

By Geoff Hearne, Archdeacon of Armidale At morning tea on the last day of the 2018 Clergy Conference, four old blokes gathered together to celebrate, reminisce...

Re-fueling and reforming

The FUEL conference for the youth leaders of the Diocese was held at Copeton Dam on July 27-29th. John Woodhouse (former principal of Moore...

Age has not wearied him

Bishop Ray Smith (right, above) is now 82 years old. In December this year, he will celebrate 60 years since his ordination to the...

Preaching good news

In June this year, the Commission for Education and Discipleship ran a preaching conference in Barraba for the lay people of the Diocese. Philip...

Staying local and growing in godliness

By Rachel Doran Years ago I was invited to my first women’s conference. Alongside ladies from my bible study and others from this Diocese, I...

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Age has not wearied him

Bishop Ray Smith (right, above) is now 82 years old. In December this year, he will celebrate 60 years since his ordination to the...

The role of a vicar’s wife…

In most parishes, the vicar has a wife. We just expect that. But are there other expectations which we have of our vicar’s wife...

Diary of a new vicar (Mungindi – Part 3)

By Tim Stevens, Youth Encourager Twelve months. It seems like it was only yesterday that I wrote our first "diary of a new vicar". But...

What’s in a book?

God’s word comes to us in the form of a book…the Bible, through which God speaks directly to us. Throughout the ages, books by...

Vale Betty Chiswell

By Margie Newman "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Phil 1:21 This inscription will be on Betty and Peter Chiswell’s...

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