Corona Virus

Covid19 Update – We are the church

The Anglican Communion Office has produced a graphic stating “the church does not close, only the building. Because we are the church, the living body of our Lord Jesus and we are everywhere.” The graphic, with the diocesan logo attached, can be downloaded here. I encourage you to use it as a reminder that Jesus’

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Covid19 Update – Restrictions on parish expenditure

Diocesan Council has determined that a parish must seek approval from the Diocesan Chief Executive to incur expenditure or make a payment in excess of $2500 unless the expenditure or payment relates to the diocesan invoices, utilities expenses or health & safety expenses. This approval can be sought by an email to the executive team. Diocesan

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Streamed Church Services

The Cathedral will stream services every day – Evening Prayer each day. The service will be broadcast at 5.30pm. Holy Communion/the Eucharist which will be broadcast at 8.30am on Sunday and Wednesday. Morning Prayer on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday ans Saturday which will be broadcast at 8.30am. These services will be broadcast through a

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Responding to anxiety and seeking a safety net

20 March – Number 3 Dear colleagues, We share with the wider community a vivid sense of the impact on every part of life because of the Coronavirus Diocesan Staff, NACC Board members and the Diocesan Council have commenced a financial review The Diocese is seeking to establish a safety-net for diocesan and parish staff

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All parish groups should suspend their meetings

20 March – Number 2 Dear colleagues, All parish groups should suspend their meetings until further notice unless they are meeting solely by virtual technology There are some simple messages we are hearing from government. The best response to beating the Coronavirus is for people to engage in personal/social distancing. Any group that is being

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Anglican involvement in SRE suspended

20 March Number 1 Anglican involvement in Special Religious Education (SRE) suspended until further notice After careful consideration of the needs of many volunteers and the needs of school communities I have taken advice about our involvement in SRE at this time. Anglican involvement in SRE is suspended until further notice.

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Encouragement to clergy to continue supervision

19 March Number 5 supplementing 18 March Number 6 Dear colleagues, Supervision Changes in expectations of the clergy Bishop Charlie, Bishop Sonia and I have all seen our ministry supervisors this week. Each of us would emphasise how valuable the opportunity of supervision has been this week. We would say “invaluable!!” Each of us have

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Clergy should lead prayers in our churches

19 March – Number 3 Dear colleagues, Clergy should lead prayers in our churches where they can and inform their community that they are ministering in this way Another of the primary ministries for clergy at this time is the ministry of prayer. Where clergy can do so safely, they are encouraged to pray in a

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