First intern at abbey2 Bishop’s message3Reconciliation4,5 Vale, Jim6 Diocesan calendar6 Ambassadors on PI7 Mothers’ Union8 Shrove Tuesday9Parish news10 Feeding donkeys11Writing workshop12 Bunyip 11013Climate change now14Heart meditation14The news, 1914-192315-17 Emergence Christianity18 Women’s footprints18 The bible in V8 racing19Memorial windows20
LOUISE Burgess, a youngwoman from Bristol, Eng-land, has just completed afour month internship atthe Abbey of St Barnabas,on Raymond Island. She isnow on the next leg of heradventures in Australia.During the past fourmonths, Louise made agreat contribution to theabbey, working with SueGibson in reception, organ-ising accommodation book-ings and welcoming guestsand attending to their vari-ous needs.Louise sorted cupboards,attended to laundry andspent days cleaning andsetting up for the groupswho used the facilities dur-ing the summer months.Louise teamed up withLydia Jacka, Sam Wong andStan Radford to plant treesand just recently the fouryoung people spent about aweek together painting theIllawarra conference room(see page one).Louise’s photography workis now displayed on thenewly painted walls inIllawarra (above) and shehas left the abbey with aportfolio of photographs.Contributor: Edie AshleySEE the diocesan calendarin this issue of
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for more ac-tivities on at the Abbey of St Barnabas.Next month, an Easteryouth camp at the abbey,from April 9 to 12. Activitieswill be organised for 11 to17 year olds.A photography workshopwill be offered from April 19to 21, led by Robert McKay.From May 10 to 12, JuneTreadwell will lead partici-pants in an investigationinto the dark ages and therole of monasteries in pre-serving history, including il-luminated manuscripts.The Anam Cara Commu-nity is hosting two retreatsat the abbey, May 24 to 26and September 13 to 15.For further details aboutworkshops and retreats,telephone 03 5156 5680.
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GIPPSLAND ANGLICAN AGED CARE LTDGENERAL MANAGER
Gippsland Anglican Aged Care Ltd is seeking a General Manager to manage anddevelop the operations of the Villages at Clifton Waters Village, Bairnsdale andBotterill Court, Morwell.The successful applicant will be a strategic planner, self-motivator and havebusiness acumen. They will bring personal qualities that promote a positiveworking environment for staff and a relaxed and enjoyable living environment for the residents.Qualifications in Business Management/Accounting and experience in theretirement village sector would be an advantage. Active membership of aChristian community is desirable.For further information and position description contact:Chairman, Gippsland Anglican Aged Care Ltd.Attn: The RectorPO Box 667Bairnsdale VIC 3850Telephone 03 5152 3133Email email@example.com
ANGLICAN PARISH OF NEWBOROUGH/YALLOURN NORTHPRIEST (0.5 EFT)
The Anglican Parish of Newborough/Yallourn North, incorporating Erica,Rawson and Walhalla, is seeking a priest for a part-time vacancy (0.5EFT), which has recently become available.For information regarding this position, please direct inquiries to theParish Secretary, Mrs Jan Misiurka, telephone 03 5127 1879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ON February 16, BishopJohn McIntyre and mem-bers of the Anam CaraCommunity (ACC) leader-ship team launched the2013 School for Prayer(SfP) program at Bishop-scourt. ACC soul carer, JaneMacqueen, provided an in-troduction to SfP and to theday’s theme ‘Prayer andBeing Human’, followed bymorning worship in thechapel.
is a year long programof events, teaching and in-formation aimed at comingback to the simplicity andheart of prayer: being in re-lationship with God, wholoves us and desires to bein communion with us.In the morning session,Bishop John presented thefirst of two talks on prayer,using a reflection on thereadings from Transfigura-tion Sunday. Bishop Johnsaid: “To pray is to came face toface with God. Face to facewith God, we are transfig-ured into the fullness of ourhumanity. To pray is to betransfigured into Christ-likeness; to grow in theSpirit; to discover our iden-tity as fully human in JesusChrist.” Bishop John quotedWilliam Butler Yeats’ po-etry: “I’m looking for theface I had before the worldwas made”. “Whether Yeats meant itor not, it is a beautifulimage of prayer. Our trueidentity as created by Godis being recovered by Godin Christ through the powerof the Spirit each time wepray,” he said.In Bishop John’s secondtalk in the afternoon, hequoted from spiritual writerHenri Nouwen’s book
and encour-aged us to use the ‘JesusPrayer’ as one powerful wayof praying.Bishop John provided at-tendees with written hand-outs summarising hisreflections.It was a very appropriateway to begin the year-longSfP program, dovetailing asit does with the diocesanstrategic plan in a Year of Prayer in 2013.The next SfP day will be atSt Paul’s Cathedral in Saleon April 6, 9.30am to3.30pm. Reverend AnneTurner will lead the day onthe theme ‘Praying theScriptures,’ a day when wewill have many opportuni-ties to practise creativeways of praying the scrip-tures. (See diocesan calen-dar for more information.)For more information andto hear the audio recordingof Bishop John’s reflec-tions, go to the SfP websiteat www.schoolforprayerContributor: Brian Turner
ACC discerning Year of Prayer 2013