From preaching to the choir to shifting fence sitters

By Peter Branjerdporn. In 2012, I spent a year on the Thailand-Burma border volunteering as a pharmacist-trainer in a refugee health and community centre. There, I became friends with people seeking safety from one of the world’s longest civil wars, and started advocating for stateless Rohingya families in the region via social media. When I […]

Tips when talking to people with Asperger’s Syndrome

By Tom Hammer. Upon returning home from a large barbeque gathering one evening, my mum asked, “Hey, Tom! Who was at the barbeque?” “Sam,” I replied, telling her the name of the person who turned the sausages and steaks at the grill. It’s easy for people like me to misunderstand what is being asked. At […]

Relating with God

By Sr Helen Jamieson CSC. Everyone and everything in our universe is unique, which suggests to me that everyone and everything has a relationship with God which is both similar and different. We are all embodied in our Creator’s one overwhelming love, while also being individuals with our own special experience of prayer or relationship with […]

News from the Registry

By Chris Nelson, Registrar/General Manager. 2021 Synod COVID-19 has had its impact on our diaries again. Unfortunately, our plans for holding Synod in Grafton on the first weekend in August have had to be changed. Under the current health orders, we would not be able to get sufficient people into the venue. Synod members are […]


On May 31 at a meeting of the Bishop Appointment Board its members overwhelming elected The Reverend Canon Dr. Murray Harvey to be the 12th Bishop of Grafton. Our Metropolitan, Archbishop Glenn Davies, was contacted and on June 6 confirmed to me Murray’s Canonical fitness. At a meeting on June 8 with the Registrar and […]

Professional Standards Board of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton

The Professional Standards Board of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton will be conducting a hearing into hearing into the fitness of The Reverend Eric William Griffith to remain in holy orders. Those interested in observing the hearing may attend at the Conference Room of the Bishop’s Registry, Level 1, 50 Victoria Street, Grafton commencing at […]

New Website

Welcome to the new and refreshed website for the Anglican Diocese of Grafton. We hope that the cleaner look, updated information and better layout will make it easier for you to find what you are searching for – whether you are a first time visitor or already a member of the Diocesan family. Any feedback […]