Franklin Graham Tour, People do change, study at SMBC next year? Men’s Breakfast

by Bob East

Franklin Graham Tour in Sydney 23-24 February 2019 Parish Council has decided that as a church we will not be promoting or endorsing this evangelistic event.  Why?  Because although there is no doubt Franklin will, like his father Billy, preach the gospel of Jesus faithfully, Franklin has unlike his father been very outspoken politically.  Some […]

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse

by Bob East

The Archbishop’s Apology on Child Sexual Abuse On Monday 22 October in the House of Representatives, our Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, delivered an emotional, heart-felt apology on behalf of the Parliament and the Australian people, to the survivors of child sexual abuse, including those in Anglican churches. That our Church was complicit in any […]

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS), Are you feeling torn?

by Bob East

Graham & Wendy Toulmin (DRCongo with CMS) Many remember with prayer the Toulmins, Bishop Isesomo and the church in the DRC.  Here’s some prayer updates from them: Give thanks for: Graham’s surgery for prostate cancer in October and pray for his complete recovery so he can join Wendy back in Congo 20th November as planned. […]

Please pray for Pakistan, Update from Parish Council

by Bob East

Please pray for Pakistan Asia Bibi has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after facing trumped up charges. The Lahore High Court’s verdict sentencing her to death for blasphemy has been overturned. She has been in jail for over 8 years. Praise God for this decision and thank you for your continued prayerful support for […]

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide, SYNOD – some highlights, UPDATE FROM PARISH COUNCIL

by Bob East

GAFCON – a remarkable change in the Anglican Church world-wide The Global Anglican Forum Conference – has already made a remarkable contribution to encouraging Anglican Churches world-wide to honour Jesus and obey the Bible.  GAFCON now represents 70% of the world’s Anglicans and effectively has replaced Lambeth and Canterbury as the effective Anglican Communion.  Peter Jensen has […]

Fuse Camp 2018

by Bob East

Fuse Camp 2018 Last week 51 Youth and Kids from years 4-12 of school went away with a number of our legendary leaders for our first ever ‘Fuse Camp’ – a new initiative of Gymea Anglican fusing our X’treme (kids) and Revive (youth) camps into one! How was it? Fantastic! Despite a number of setbacks […]

Synod meets October 15-17,22-23, The main issues at Synod, FUSE Camp

by Bob East

Synod meets October 15-17,22-23 Our Synod meets over 5 days and nights 3.30pm to 9.30pm.  This is the annual assembly (or parliament) of our diocese.  You are represented by me, and your elected reps Prof Alan Watson and Barbara Archer.  We are always very happy to hear your views or to discuss Synod business with our […]

New defibrillator, Thanksgiving Picnic & Sunday Celebration, The Law Is An Ass

by Bob East

New defibrillator   has been purchased for $2,500 & installed on the wall outside of Roughley Hall.  If a person stops breathing and their heart has stopped, this machine can be used by anyone to restart their heart, whilst CPR is administered.  The defib is self-instructing & you cannot shock people with it unless they need […]

News from Katoke, Change in our Mission Partners

by Bob East

News from Katoke Alan Watson tells the story of Silivia Geofrey,  Girl School Captain 2017/8, who has just completed her final year (Form 6).    An orphan – she never knew her father and lost her mother when she was in Year 4 of  primary school. An excellent student Silivia was sponsored at KLSS from Form 1 […]