Post and Rails Spring 2019   

WELCOME

Greg & Karen Harris are the newest members of the BCA family. Greg was commissioned as the new BCA National Director on Monday 12 August at St Philip’s Church Hill Anglican. Greg spent the last 12 years as the Rector of South East Bendigo Anglican Parish. He was also Archdeacon and Vicar General of the Diocese. He remains a member of the General Synod Standing Committee.

 

FAREWELL

After serving in the combined Anglican and Uniting Church of Strathfieldsaye in Victoria since January 2011, Steve & Vanessa Weickhardt conclude their time with BCA on Sunday 1 September. Steve has accepted a positon as the Anglican Parish Priest in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Rich & Tracy Goscombe have concluded their time as BCA Field Staff after 10 years serving in Wickham, Roebourne and Pt Samson in North West Australia. The Goscombes have moved back to regional New South Wales where they continue to do God’s work.

 

ON THE MOVE

After serving in Exmouth for the past five years, Frank & Jo Nicol together with their children Lydia, Eli and Silas moved to Karratha in August to take up the vacant Field Staff position there. Frank and Jo hope to work well with the group of people in the church there and reach out to this busy mining town with the good news of Jesus.

 

VALE

Bruce Chapman (1 September 1968 – 7 May 2019) served with Bush Church Aid as the Northern Territory Diocesan Youth Minister for 11 years. He was so grateful for the opportunity to serve our gracious God and thanked Him every day for the great privilege. Bruce was called home after a three year battle with melanoma and leaves behind his wife Jodi, children Matthew, Laura, Felicity and Oliver as well as his parents, brothers and their families.

The Revd Edwin Charles White “Charlie” (June 1940 – April 2019) served with BCA in the parishes of Menindee-Wilcannia NSW (1968–1970) and Kambalda WA (1972–1973). Charlie was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

Lindsay Whybrow (29 July 1950 – 21 July 2019) and his wife Carolyn served with BCA in Hillston, NSW from 2007– 2016. Lindsay suffered a stroke just before they completed their term there in 2016, and after eight months of rehabilitation in hospital moved closer to family in Uralla. Lindsay leaves behind his wife Carolyn, their children Amanda, Stephanie, Colin and Lesley, their spouses and children.