Around The Diocese

Celebrating Our Father’s at Port Anglican

How amazing was Fathers Day at Port Anglican. Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers, we pray you have all had a wonderful day.


Four Year 11 Business Studies students from Clarence Valley Anglican School have made the top five of the 2020 Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition. Bailey Bathgate, Seth Turnbull, Aiden Langford and Jacob Butcher formulated a business plan based on a fictitious business called Spuds Galore. The small business plan, was a maximum of 3000 words, however the research behind the scenes involved many hours of dedicated effort. Business Studies teacher, Michael Parry, was excited to see his students as finalists at the NSW level. Team member, Bailey Bathgate said “I am hoping our group submission takes out the top award with the next round being the National Titles.” The NSW winner of this national competition run by the Business Educators Australasia (BEA) group will be announced at a Zoom presentation at the Clarenza Campus on Tuesday, 29 September.

Ladies Honoured at St Matthew’s

On September 5, at the conclusion of the evening service in St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Dunoon, two very special ladies were honoured. They were presented with letters of appreciation from Bishop Dr Murray Harvey. Marie Everingham and Jess James have both given devoted service to The Anglican Women’s Guild of St Matthew’s, Dunoon for the past forty years. Marie has held the office of President for 30 years and has been responsible for many years of fundraising and working, within the church, helping it to run smoothly. For more than twenty years she held the position of church warden.  Everyone relies heavily on Marie and she contributes her services with the minimum of fuss.

Both ladies joined The Dunoon Guild when the church centre in The Channon closed and the members of the Church there joined with the Church in Dunoon. For thirty years, Jess has held the office of Vice President, supporting Marie and the other ladies of The Guild doing their good works and ensuring that the church is clean and running smoothly and also ensuring that Morning Tea is ready for everyone to enjoy at the end of every service. After the service, we all retired to The Dunoon Sports Club for dinner.  A very special occasion.

The Changing Face of Church
St John’s Lennox Head shared these photos of the changing face of church.
Bishop Murray Visits Sawtell 
The Bishop visited Sawtell Anglicans last month. One service only under COVID-19 conditions followed by a socially distanced morning tea.

Bishop Takes First Visit to Parish of the Upper Clarence

The Bishop’s first visit to the Parish of the Upper Clarence, The Church of Our Lady, Bonalbo. Thanks to Stipendiary Lay Minister Aaron Coates, helping Upper Clarence to work together with Casino Anglican Parish.

Making Marks in Lino

Week 7 of Making Marks in the garden at St James, Kingscliff. A lovely afternoon doing linocuts. Getting ideas for Christmas cards/presents/ wrapping paper in the coming weeks. Another perfect day where they got messy, had fun and learned how mistakes can sometimes produce unexpected delights!

R U OK? Day at EAC

The students and staff came together for R U OK? Day on 10 September. R U OK? Don’t be afraid to ask the question!


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