After four years on King Island, and a total of eight years serving with BCA, Chris & Wendy Thiele have announced their retirement.
In exciting news, I’m pleased to announce we have appointed a new Indigenous Ministry Trainee in South Tamworth. Ashley Garlett, a Balladong Nyoongar man from Merredin in Western Australia will commence his traineeship in late April.
Geraldton’s youngest children can now enjoy engaging with Indigenous culture through play with the addition of four Indigenous dolls that have been added to the toy collection at St George’s Anglican Church in Bluff Point. The dolls were purchased in celebration of NAIDOC week, thanks to funding made available to BCA Field Staff to provide opportunities to engage with Indigenous culture and community.
One of Trinity Church's convictions is that we are involved in God's mission to all nations; Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). And for us, one of our practical ways of expressing this is through partnerships with mission organisations, including Bush Church Aid. As the Youth Pastor at Trinity Church Adelaide, I've been eager to see our youth engaged in this partnership and exposed to life in a different part of God's world.
Jen Hercott, who has been acting in the role of Registrar for the Diocese of Central Queensland for the past year alongside her ministry in the Parish of Emerald, has been formally appointed to the role, with BCA providing financial support.
As I write this editorial, I am surrounded by packing boxes here in the BCA National Office. What is going on I hear you ask? Are we leaving? Are we shutting up shop? May it never be!
Have you ever thought about touring around Australia and meeting BCA Field Staff? Many of our BCA Nomads do just that on their travels but if you are looking for a guided holiday, then a Christian Fellowship Tour (CFT) is for you.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family..
After a year in the role of Schools Ministry Coordinator in Darwin, David Pohlmann and his wife Margaret are concluding their time with Scripture Union and BCA.
I’m pleased to announce that The Revd Paul Sampson has accepted the role of BCA NSW/ACT Regional Officer.
A growing congregation, a thriving youth group and upcoming Alpha courses for youth and adults are just some of the fruit that Chris & Wendy Thiele are seeing from their ministry on King Island.
Nearly two years on from the devastating bushfires of 2019/2020 Mallacoota continues to face challenges with housing availability and trauma recovery, but ministry goes on with Jude & Andy Benton reaching out to their community and providing a bright light of hope through the gospel of Christ.
With a growing Sunday morning congregation, a search for a new Children’s and Youth Worker and an extension of two years on their time in Kununurra, there are many reasons to rejoice for Daniel & Bec Faricy.
A couple of quick trivia questions to start:
1. Of the 23 Anglican Dioceses in Australia, how many of them have BCA Field Staff serving there?
2. And, in what state is the Diocese of the Murray?
(You can find the answers at the end of this editorial.)
BCA’s mission has always been to bring the Good News of Christ to the outermost parts of Australia, and we are very excited to begin the search for more gospel workers for Christ’s harvest field.
It has been eleven months since Topher, Chica, Daniel and Laura Hallyburton moved to Alice Springs. As a ministry trainee, Topher is learning on the job working alongside former Field Staff Kristan Slack. Not only does he preach one in three Sundays, Topher also has the amazing opportunity to learn from the six other clergy who currently worship at the Anglican Church of the Ascension.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family...
After being vacant since 2019, I’m delighted to announce that new Field Staff are moving to Cloncurry in 2022.Simon & Angela Owen, together with their daughters Grace and Esther will commence their service in Cloncurry on Palm Sunday 2022.
Jim & Natalie Watson, together with Jesse, Matthew, Luke and Isabel are on the move. They’re concluding their time at Nungalinya College, but not leaving the Top End. The Watsons will continue serving in the NT with Jim taking on a trade/training role at Northern Territory Christian Schools.
Jennifer Hercott, who has been acting in the role of Registrar for the Diocese of Central Queensland during the past year, has been formally appointed to the role, with BCA providing financial support.