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…

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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…

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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…

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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 and emerging and the Elders from…

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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 and Anglicare Victoria working together…

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Ordination of four new Priests

BY HELEN MALCOLM How inspiring it was to enter a full Holy Trinity Cathedral on 21 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 answered the Bishop’s questions firmly and…

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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…

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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 didn’t make it into Stage…

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