Anglican Women recently received a letter from Bishop Greg Anderson, Bishop of the NT, in response to the cheque for $7600 for N.T. Aboriginal Ministry that was raised through the Thank You boxes.
I wanted to send you my personal thanks, on behalf of the diocese, for your generous gift from the Thank You Box. We so much appreciate your support of indigenous clergy here in the Northen Territory, which (as) you have heard first hand from Kerry Thompson, face so many joys and so many challenges – and also so many expenses.
You may be interested to know of the start of the new Ministry Development Team, which is led by the Rev’d Kate Beer, one of the CMS missionaries. This group of about seven (including myself) is at the front line in seeking to further grow and develop ministry in the territory, especially in the Arnhem Land parishes but across the whole board as well. Since the team began a couple of months ago, training tours have been conducted in different remote parishes to think about stewardship using Bible studies on 2 Corinthians 8-9 and about safe ministry.
Your funding will continue to provide training for more individuals than would have been possible by bringing together Aboriginal clergy in one place. Next year there will be a mix of bringing people together and travelling out bush
Thank you for your prayers as well as financial support for the next generation of leaders inall Territory parishes
With every blessing,
Bishop Greg Anderson
The Anglican Women’s Annual Service is coming up on Tuesday June 7 2016, at St Peter’s, William Street, East Maitland.
All are welcome to attend. Morning Tea is from 9.30am at the back of the Church, and the Eucharist begins at 10am, with Bishop Greg celebrating. Our guest speaker will be The Rev’d Fiona Bergstrom. After an informal lunch in the Hall, the Hunter Valley Grammar School will provide a musical programme, finishing at 2.30pm.