Post and Rails - Spring 2015   


Brian and Alison (Ali) Champness are our most recent BCA Field Staff. They join us as Children and Family Workers, connected to the F5 congregation in Goulburn. Brian and Ali will have a ministry into schools through scripture and to marginalised families throughout the Diocese.



Coralie Buckland, wife of Bishop Bernard Buckland passed away in Perth on 9 June 2015. In her own words “True life began the day I trusted Jesus, He freed me from my sin, and its reward, and now I know I’ll be with Him in Heaven, the real ‘me’, united with my Lord.”

Bruce Hansford (pictured) passed away in Melbourne last June. In 1979 Bruce took his family to serve as BCA Field Staff on Groote Eylandt and at Gove until 1982. He then returned to Melbourne and served at various parishes until 1999 when he engaged in teaching science. Please uphold his family and friends in your prayers.

Marjorie Dickson (nee Harmes), past BCA nurse, died on 21 June 2015. Marj came from Hampshire England in 1949 and served with John Flynn’s AIM at Innamincka, where she met her husband Jack. She worked with the Red Cross and was known as BCA’s Lady with a Lamp because of her answers to distress calls for relief nursing at Cook and Tarcoola. Marjorie was a humble and quiet lady and is survived by a nephew in the UK.



We apologise to the family and friends of Marjorie Dixon for the incorrect photograph we published in Post & Rails (Winter 2015 RA).



Alison Pearce and husband John. Give thanks and praise to God for the birth of their daughter Isabelle Grace on 20 June. Her big sister Zoe (now two) is delighted. Congratulations!