Presidential Address – Synod 2021

DIOCESE OF WANGARATTA 40TH SYNOD – 2nd SESSION 21-22 May 2021 The Right Rev’d Clarence E Bester  11th Bishop of Wangaratta   Theme: The God of Possibilities   Acknowledgement of Country: As we meet today for the second session of the Fortieth (40th) Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta, I acknowledge the Bpangerang people, the…

Presidential Address – Synod 2020

Theme: The God of Surprises Acknowledgement of Country: As we meet today for this, the first session of the Fortieth (40th) Synod of the Diocese of  Wangaratta,  I  acknowledge  all  Aboriginal  people,  the  traditional  owners  of  the various lands on which we meet throughout the Diocese and pay my respects to their elders past, present…

Bells ring at 12noon

Pictured is Reverend Canon Eden-Elizabeth Nicholls ringing the bell at St Luke’s, Yea. A slow steady ring resulted in 33 rings a minute which is significant with 33 being the number of years Our Lord walked the earth.  So now we are doing 33 rings and then reading the prayer.  Two people from the wider…

New home for Diocesan office

The Diocesan office has a new home The registry staff have now settled in to their new location at 41 Ovens Sreet, Wangaratta and phones are back online. Thank you to everyone for being patient with us during this transition. To contact the Bishop or a member of the registry office please call 03 5721…

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…

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…