New rector for St John's, Balmain
Archbishop Glenn Davies has approved the appointment of Rev Canon Peter Yeats as the new Rector
of St John's, Balmain. He is currently the Rector at St Luke's Modbury SA.
Peter is originally from the UK, where he trained, and he has been involved in a variety of ministries including in Japan,
Hong Kong and PNG. Peter is 53, and married to Karolina, a teacher.
They have two grown children, both at university in Melbourne. Peter is said to be passionate about mission,
and his parish-to-be is looking forward with prayer to a time of spiritual and physical growth.
The website of his current parish in Adelaide also cheekily informs us that Peter is passionate about spicy food and,
at the moment, the study of eschatology, but that "he has no dress sense". Welcome Fr. Peter!
He will be inducted on 1 October - watch here for more details about that occasion.
The Rev Kanishka Raffel has been appointed the new Dean of Sydney,
the first person from a non-European background to hold the position.
St Mark's South Hurstville hosted an ecumenical commemoration for the centenary of the ANZAC
landing at Gallipoli in conjunction with South Hurstville RSL Sub-branch.
250 people attended a service of Solemn Evensong at Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney to commemorate
the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli. The service took place in the presence of the Governor of NSW.
Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, has approved the appointment of the Rev Michael Armstrong,
Rector of the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga, as the new Rector of St Mark's and All Saints',
the Anglican Parish of Hunters Hill.
An ecumenical Service was held in St James' Church, King Street, Sydney on 7th March 2015,
to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Anzac.
Dr Keith Mascord gave a public lecture to Soundings and the Sydney
Movement for the Ordination of Women on 'Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling'.
Parishioners filled the church of St Luke's Enmore/Stanmore to say farewell to their much loved Rector.
The President of Anglicans Together, the Reverend Andrew Sempell, ponders the mission of the church and
suggests some directions for change.
The Reverend Libby Lane has been consecrated as Bishop of Stockport.
Lyn Bannerman reports on the Shrove Tuesday pancake event in support of St Laurence House featuring a
bake-off bertween the rectors of St James King Street and Christ Church St Laurence.
Deryn Griffiths, Tower Captain at Christ Church St Laurence, explains the art of bell ringing and its tradition in Sydney.
A tribute to the late Barbara Darling, consecrated as Bishop in the Church of God in Melbourne, 2008.
Reverend Dr Sue Emeleus (St Luke's Concord/Burwood) describes her personal journey with the Women's
Faith Network in Sydney.
Lyn Bannerman pays tribute to a great biblical scholar and reviews his last book, Convictions.
A group of St Paul's, Burwood parishioners, joined by others from several Sydney Anglican parishes, recently
experienced a unique Bus Tour of faith communities in western Sydney.
Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, the first woman consecrated a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia, has been
installed as Bishop of Gippsland in Victoria.
Reverend Martin Davies, Director, writes: 'One of my major influences in prayer
is the Christian spiritual tradition originating in the desert of third to fifth century Egypt.'