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…

Presidential Address – Synod 2019

Introduction I bid you a very warm welcome to this third session of the thirty-ninth Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta, my 11th and last. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. I acknowledge Auntie Betty who…

Matthew McInnes Memorial Award

Each year since 1998 the Matthew McInnes Award has been presented during Synod to recognise outstanding service to youth of the Diocese of Wangaratta. The recipient in that first year was Ria Voorhaar from Albury. Ria’s name and those of all recipients since are recorded on an honour board located on near the baptistry of…

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!…

Bishop John Parkes celebrates 10 years of leadership

BY DIANE GRANT Hundreds of faithful worshippers from across the country towns of the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta from Kilmore, to Albury, to Shepparton to Corryong came to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Shepherd, Bishop John Parkes, AM, GCSJ, on Saturday, 15 December, at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Bishop John was installed on 13 December…

St Augustine’s Shepparton

On Saturday 3 June, Bishop John Parkes inducted Rev. Helen Malcolm as part-time Priest-in-Charge and licensed Rev. Victor Adams as Senior Associate Priest in the Shepparton Anglican Parish. Helen was born and educated in Shepparton and returned home ten years ago after working overseas and in Tasmania, while Victor has joined us from Sth. Africa with…