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Advocate – September 2017

Welcome to the Advocate September 2017.
Read all about it in The Advocate

Content
  • Message from the Bishop
  • Diocean Calendar
  • Saving Sacred Places
  • Annual Conference
  • Developing Ministry Together
  • Parish of Wangaratta West and Warby’s Fete
  • Development Workshop
  • Safe Church Safe People
  • Little Champions
  • People and Parishes

Saving Sacred Places

BY GILL BAKER
Do you have a ‘Sacred place’ for you?

When ‘Sacred Places’ are mentioned, probably the places that come to mind are the grand Cathedrals of Europe, with their superbly carved wood and stonework,
light streaming through the stained glass windows, religious pictures on the walls, and steeples competing in height for closeness to heaven. In fact, there were places that were sacred to our ancestors in various parts of the world, millenia before the Cathedrals were built. For example, the great stone henges of Europe, constructed around 4000 years ago were probably places of ritual practices based on the position of the sun at the solstices, and seem to have been used for this purpose before the standing stones were actually erected. Read More…

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