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…

CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass was held on the 27th March, during which the new area deans were licensed.  The New Area Deans are The Rev’d Eden-Elizabeth Nicholls (Southern Deanery), The Rev’d Scott Jessup (North West Deanery) and The Rev’d Alan Kelb (North East Deanery). The Bishop also delivered a powerful sermon, the transcript of which can…

More of Beris’s Beanies go to Timor

BY CAROLINE BURGE PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH EDITION OF THE ADVOCATE In October last year The Advocate ran an article about ‘Beris’s Beanies’ which had made their way with some Assumption College students from Kilmore to East Timor. The beanies were so well loved and appreciated, that Beris Hannam continued to knit, and when the…