St Augustine’s Shepparton

On Saturday 3rd 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

Presidential Address – Synod 2018

Welcome to Country I acknowledge the B/Pangerang people, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet for this 2nd session of the 39th Synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay my respects to their elders past, present

Bishops Winter Appeal

With many people struggling to keep up with rising costs of living and finding themselves in need of a helping hand, people in the Wangaratta community are encouraged to get involved, dig deep and donate to the 2018 Emergency Relief Winter Appeal. The Appeal involves the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta

Ordination of four new Priests

By Helen Malcolm How inspiring it was to enter a full Holy Trinity Cathedral on 21st April for the ordination of Paul Hobby, Kasey Holyman, Richard Pennington and Michelle Wood – four people from different backgrounds and with varied gifts which they bring to the Diocese of Wangaratta. The ordinands
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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,

DoW Website Stage Two Development

Thank you to those who have visited our new website and provided positive feedback and suggestions for further improvements.  The current version represents Stage One of development and didn’t include everything on our wish list due to the large scope involved.  We have a list underway of those things that

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
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New Leadership Appointments

Bishop John Parkes has made a number of new leadership appointments in the Diocese. 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 new Area Deans are expected to be commissioned and licensed

Emergency Appeal for the People of Papua New Guinea

ABM (Anglican Board of Mission) has launched appeal Landslides and widespread damage have resulted from the magnitude 7.5 earthquake which struck the Southern Highlands of PNG on 26 February 2018. An estimated 150,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid such as food and water. For more information on
February 2018

Advocate – February 2018

Welcome to the Advocate February 2018. Read all about it in The Advocate Content Message from the Bishop Diocean Calendar Reflecting Back on 2017 Safe Church Safe People Little Champions Diocean Parish Times People and Parishes Christ Church, Marysville – A New Beginning & New Challenges BY FATHER JOHN JESSOP Readers