Announcement of the Eleventh Bishop of Wangaratta

The Venerable Clarence Edgar Bester, currently Archdeacon of Wangaratta (Ministry Development) and Vicar of the parish of Wangaratta West and the Warbys, has been elected as the Eleventh Bishop of Wangaratta. The Diocese of Wangaratta covers North-East Victoria and the City of Albury in New South Wales. Clarence commenced ordained ministry in South Africa in…

A statement from the Vicar General

Statement from the Diocesan Leadership Team of the Diocese of Wangaratta in response to the ‘Please leave us’ article in the Sydney Morning Herald.   The Anglican Church has from its earliest times been a place which accommodates respectful debate and disagreement and the present process is one which gives the Church the chance to…

POSITION VACANT

Safe Church Systems Implementation Assistant *POSITION NOW FILLED* The Diocese is looking for someone with good attention to detail to assist with implementation of our safety and data management systems.   The position will work closely with the Safe Church and Systems Officer and other members of the Diocesan office to establish data tracking systems and…

Special service held for the Melanesian Brothers

BLESSING OF THE MELANESIAN BROTHERHOOD HOUSEHOLD IN SHEPPARTON On 7th April Archbishop Philip Freier and Bishop John Parkes blessed the newly formed Melanesian Brotherhood Household now established at St. Augustine’s Church Shepparton. The day started with Bp. John celebrating the Eucharist and licensing our two newest Brothers, Matthias (priest) and Augustine, who join Kelliot (priest)…

2019 Emergency Relief – Winter Appeal

Again this year, the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta and Anglicare Victoria are working together to support Emergency Relief programs which assist members of our communities who access these services. Over the three months of winter we will be asking members of the community and organisations to donate food, blankets or money to assist Emergency Relief…

Bishop Announces Retirement

A message from Bishop John Parkes The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.’ Or in this case the time has come to…

Lay Invigoration Day reaches out to 150 people

BY REV CANON THOMAS LESLIE The Diocese of Wangaratta’s commitment to ensuring that it has a diverse and secure future continued to take concrete shape in the Cathedral on Saturday 23 February, as around 150 people engaged in a day of both ‘upskilling’ and of celebrating one of our most valuable resources: our lay ministers!…