Dear Members of the Diocesan Family,

The Very Reverend Dr Keith Joseph – Bishop Elect:
We have a new Bishop and I am trying to ease him into the position prior to March 31st 2019. I am facilitating a series of meetings and gatherings in January 2019 and he is to meet the former bishop in February. Please find attached a letter from the Bishop-elect Keith Joseph.

 Letter to Diocese

Diocesan Anglican Schools:
The school year for our Anglican Schools is now over and I am amazed at the quality of young people who we are producing in Year 12.

The Reverend Tim and Jo Morris:
Early next year they will be back on the Atherton Tablelands while The Reverend Robyn Boyd has some time away.

The Year of Luke 2018 Year C:
Many people have asked what additional reading we could do to enhance our understanding of the Gospel of Luke and the other work of St Luke the Acts of the Apostles. One small book comes to mind which I am at present reading. It is “Gospel of the Outsider” by Patrick Whitworth, Sacristy Press. From my reading, it makes a great companion to the text if you were studying Luke or Acts, or just following the Sunday Gospels.

Christmas Festivities:
I would like to invite people to come along to the Service of Lessons and Carols at St James Cathedral tonight at 7.00pm. This will be followed by a Christmas Function in St James Place. If you can't make it to Townsville, join us at St Saviour’s Kuranda for the Lessons and Carols on Sunday 16th of December at 6.00pm followed by a Christmas function. These two events will replace the usual function held at Bishop’s Lodge.
If you are able to attend please give Shelley a ring on 4771 4175 (opt 1) for catering purposes.

Trinity Anglican School:
Mr Patrick Williams will be the new Chaplain to TAS and will commence duties in 2019.

Christmas Closure:
The Registry office will be closed from 4.00pm Friday 21st December and reopen on Monday the 7th January 2019. From all of us at the Registry Office we wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe and festive New Year.

Yours in Christ,

The Venerable Chris Wright


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