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WW1 Vigil Service

WW1 Vigil Service

Vigil Service at Christ Church Cathedral to commemorate the beginning of the First World War

A Prayer for MH17

A Prayer for MH17

The following prayer, written by The Reverend Dr Elizabeth Smith, is a useful resource as we respond to the grief of our community at this time

10th Australian Bonhoeffer Conference

10th Australian Bonhoeffer Conference

The 10th Australian Bonhoeffer Conference will take place at Kincumber on 31 July-1 August 2014. The theme for 2014 is Used and Abused: Bonhoeffer for all Causes

Diocesan Convention 2014

Diocesan Convention 2014

The 2014 Diocesan Convention will take place on Saturday 16th August with guest speakers Professor Christopher Hall and Bishop Greg Thompson

2014 Anglican Women Conference

2014 Anglican Women Conference

Marion Willey recaps the beautiful story of special guest speaker Kerry Thompson, wife of our Bishop.

MERRIWA: Festival of the Fleece

MERRIWA: Festival of the Fleece

Other owns may celebrate the Queen’s birthday in June, but in Merriwa we celebrate the Festival of the Fleece.

Great Lakes 5000 Poppies Project

Great Lakes 5000 Poppies Project

This community project which aims to have at least 5000 handmade poppies for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on ANZAC Day 2015

ANeW Parish’s Young People’s group

ANeW Parish’s Young People’s group

“Here is the church, here is the steeple.Open the doors and see all the people”

Finding a path out of homelessness

Finding a path out of homelessness

This month, Samaritans shines a spotlight on the important work it undertakes with young people throughout Newcastle and the Hunter.

Joy of Gaming at Anglican Care

Joy of Gaming at Anglican Care

Anglican Care launched a new program called “Life in Motion” designed to assist mobility and well-being for aged care residents using Xbox Kinect

A Trifecta of Fun for Scone Grammar School

A Trifecta of Fun for Scone Grammar School

Scone Grammar School held its annual SGS Fete, Antique Fair and Scone Horse Sports for Schools at different dates over the Scone Horse Festival in May.

Lakes Grammar learn traditions on National Sorry Day

Lakes Grammar learn traditions on National Sorry Day

On National Sorry Day, Lakes Grammar held their annual Aboriginal Culture Day.

Dioceses Come Together to Worship

Dioceses Come Together to Worship

The Tri Diocesan Covenant liturgy was held at St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on May 29.

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The Right Reverend Dr Brian Farran

12th Bishop of Newcastle

Born: 1944

Education: Bishop Brian Farran is a graduate of the Australian National University (Bachelor of Arts 1968) and Deakin University (Bachelor of Letters (Hons) 1992).

He studied theology at St John’s College Morpeth and was awarded a Licentiate in Theology (Hons) from the Australian College of Theology in 1965.

In April 2005 Bishop Farran was awarded the degree of Doctor of Ministry Studies from Melbourne College of Divinity for his thesis Becoming Ministering Communities – the narrative of the development of a new model of church for the rural and remote regions of the Diocese of Perth, Western Australia.

Ministry: Bishop Farran has served the Anglican Church of Australia in the Dioceses of the Riverina, Canberra & Goulburn, Rockhampton and Perth.

In March 2005 he was elected the twelfth Bishop of Newcastle and was enthroned on June 24, 2005.

Consecrated a bishop in 1992, Bishop Farran has served as Bishop of the Goldfields (1992-1998) and Bishop of the Northern Region (1998-2005) within the Diocese of Perth.

He has also served as Dean of Rockhampton and Regional Director for the Australian Board of Missions in Victoria.

Committees and Memberships: Bishop Farran is a member of the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

In Perth he was the Chairman of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, and a Fellow of the Guildford Grammar School Council.

Publications:

2000 - Discerning Leadership for a Ministering Community

1994 - A New Vision for our Church: Becoming Ministering Communities

Family: Bishop Farran is married to Robin, a registered nurse, and they have three adult children.

Interests: Cinema, reading, music, walking and football.

View some of his writings here.

 

Bishops of Newcastle

William Tyrrell,D.D., 1847-1879

Josiah Brown Pearson,LL.D.,D.D., 1880-1889

George Henry Stanton,D.D., 1890-1905

John Francis Stretch,D.D., 1906-1919

Reginald Stephen,D.D., 1919-1928

George Merrick Long,C.B.E., D.D.,LL.D.,V.D., 1928-1930

Francis de Witt Batty,M.A.,Th.Soc., 1931-1958

James Alan George Housden,B.A.,Th.D., 1958-1972

Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill,A.O.,M.A.,Th.D., 1973-1977

Alfred Charles Holland,B.A.,Dip.Th., 1978-1992

Roger Adrian Herft, B.D., B.TH., 1993-2005

Brian George Farran, B.A., B.Litt, B.Th.L., DMinStuds. 2005-2012

 

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