Message from Bishop Ron:
I have very much enjoyed meeting a number of clergy and lay people over the past two weeks, together with the privilege of worshiping together in several places. What wonderful gifts for God and for the community we have among us!
Last Sunday’s Gospel theme about living through the storms of life, has great relevance for us. Recently we observed Hiroshima Day on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. How contrasting can you get!
We ponder that terrible event of August 1945 now as we hear the news reports of the political leadership in North Korea and the USA. And we continue faithfully and daily to pray for peace at the hands of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Thank you for your leadership of our church through stormy times and for our communal trust in the ultimate victory of God through the person and love of Jesus the Christ.
Locum Bishop

REMINDER: If you are planning to attend the Cursillo weekend at Charters Towers on 19th August, please book your accommodation as soon as possible, as there is a school reunion on that weekend and accommodation may be at a premium.

Please pray for:
 Father Kabay Pilot as he undergoes procedures in hospital.
 The Reverend Canon Sharon Hayston as she undergoes tests in hospital.
 The Reverend Scott Hedley for ongoing back issues.
 The Reverend Norton and Mrs Diana Challenor as they both face their health difficulties.

Provincial Clergy Conference 2018:
Save the Date: 30 July – 2 August 2018, Seaworld Resort, Gold Coast. The theme of the Conference is ‘Reimagine Faith Formation for the 21st Century’. John Roberto is the keynote speaker and The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand will lead the Bible Studies. More information will be provided as it comes to hand.

Annual Leave:
Bishop’s PA Julie will be on annual leave for two weeks from Monday 7 August. Please don’t hesitate to phone Janet or Shelley at the Registry who will be able to assist you in Julie’s absence.

Small is Good:
Below is an encouraging message from a friend of Bishop Jeremy Greaves (Bishop for the Northern Region, Brisbane) regarding small churches.
We are intentionally visiting small Uniting and Anglican Churches in Far North Queensland on our caravan tour because of our wonderful experience at Dayboro. Today was no exception as we dropped into the service at St Mark’s Yungaburra, the smallest church on the Atherton Tableland, built in 1912 and determined to be here in another 100 years.

Best of all for us, was the standard of preaching that raised important and critical questions about our following of the Jesus paradigm. Go small churches … !

West Moreton Anglican College:
West Moreton Anglican College has commenced the process to recruit a new Chaplain at the College. Please see below for the details:

West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) is a highly regarded co-educational day school with 1370 students from Prep to Year 12. Situated on a beautiful semi-rural campus near Ipswich, the growth centre of south-east Queensland, the College consistently achieves outstanding academic results and models proactive pastoral care.

We are seeking to appoint a Chaplain from the commencement of 2018. This appointment is central to the vision and mission of the WestMAC community. We are looking for a creative, energetic and thoughtful candidate who is passionate about inspiring children and young people and will nurture our caring and close-knit community.

The successful applicant will play an integral role in shaping WestMAC's future. The College's strategic vision places faith development at the heart of its purpose. Our students, staff and families are actively engaged in creating a community that not only cares for its own members, but contributes to others - locally, nationally, and globally. In so doing, we live by our motto: Faith, Knowledge and Service. The College Chaplain is central to developing our vibrant culture of faith exploration and dialogue.

This senior staff role reports directly to the Principal and as such, employment conditions and benefits are appropriately attractive.

Further details in relation to this position, including selection criteria, can be obtained from the College’s website Please send applications in electronic format to by 5.00pm, Monday 11 September 2017.

Bishop Bill and Robin:
Bishop Bill and Robin are presently in England visiting family. We wish them safe and happy travels.

Yours in Christ

The Right Reverend Ron Williams
Locum Bishop

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