Clergy and representatives from every parish gathered last week for Synod, opened by a compelling address from Bishop Steve. “It was more prayerful, Scripture-focused, and 'spiritual’ than other Synods I have attended,” says one member.
My job as your bishop is to do everything I can to make sure our diocesan family – our ship and our crew – are supported, equipped and encouraged to set sail for the journey God has for his Church.
Churches across the region came together to make the ever-popular Op Shop Ball happen – it was a great show of community as everyone did their part to make the night a roaring success.
Thoughts, reflections, news and stories from across the diocese emailed to you every week.
“We needed to deliver some answers to the questions raised at last year's Synod."
If ever our communities have needed hope, surely it’s now.
Over 200 youth and young people danced the night away at St Barnabas last Friday.
The first time I had any contact with Ian was through an email...
If we are grateful servants, we will acknowledge our gifts and give back in turn.
"But only the one who sees takes off their shoes."
Understanding creation doesn’t discredit belief in a creator.
“If God can use me, he can use anyone!”