Post and Rails - Winter 2015

CONGRATULATIONS

The Rt Revd David Robinson (Bishop of the Diocese of Rockhampton, consecrated 2 September 2014); The Rt Revd Dr Greg Anderson (Bishop of the Diocese of the Northern Territory, 29 November 2014); The Rt Revd Kay Goldsworthy (Bishop of the Diocese of Gippsland, installed on 21 March last); The Rt Revd Chris McLeod, a Gurindji man, was consecrated as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Adelaide on 11 April last (the Gurindji people come from the Northern Territory, and their land is south-west of Katherine). BCA was rpresented on each occasion and looks forward to working in partnership with our newest Bishops.

To Vika and Grant Webb who married on 18 April in Lawson, NSW. Vika has worked in the NSW/ACT Office for the past 7½ years and is well known by many of our supporters. Members of the National and NSW office were privileged to share with Vika on this very special occasion.

David and Priya Morgan announced the safe arrival of Evangeli Anna Morgan into the world on Sunday 19 April. We rejoice with them and their families and friends and the many pray-ers. Please continue to pray for David and Priya as they settle into being new parents.

 

WELCOME

Craig Buchanan to the Queensland/N.NSW Regional Office as Office Manager.  Craig is a member of St Johns Wishart and is well known to members our Regional Committee.  His experience encompasses administration, IT and working with missionary organisations in the past.

Heather Jamir will be working in the National Office on her Social Work practicum, under the direction of Mark Short.  She will research our Field locations and how we can best support those on the front line of ministry.

Banjo Bilby, our BCA for Kids mascot.  'Banjo' has been trademarked and on the drawing board over the past 12 months.  We are excited to introduce him and offer him for sale.  Please click here to secure your own “Banjo” Bilby.

 

VALE

Ken Langshaw, OAM 21/3/1939 – 27/2/15 Ken was an ardent supporter of BCA.  He was the son of The Revd Reg & Iris Langshaw (BCA Missioners in Wilcannia 1937-38, and his father was BCA State Secretary, NSW from 1974-77.  Ken served on the SA State Committee of BCA in the late 1970's and from 1981 as Chairman of the SA/NT Regional Committee Chairman. He was the regional representative on the National Council and Executive from May 1983 to May 1999 and the Box Secretary/Mission Contact at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide for many, many years.

 

The Revd Gordon Hargreaves – 3 April 2015, at home after a long illness. Gordon was an ex BCA Missioner at Paraburdoo from 1983 to 1989 in WA. He and his wife Ann were faithful supporters of BCA and served on the Victorian Regional Committee for some years. From Paraburdoo he returned to Melbourne as vicar of St Andrew’s Glen Waverley. Gordon was Area Dean for Waverley/Knox 1994-2000 and 2003-2006. His parish was one of three that amalgamated to become Glen Waverley Anglican Church in 1997. He was the Senior Associate Priest under John Harrower (now Bishop of Tasmania & BCA President) until he retired in 2007.

Sr. Colleen Ennever (Argall) BCA Nurse at Ceduna and Penong from 1959-1960, passed away peacefully on 21st March. Colleen trained at Wollongong Hospital and was challenged by God at a BCA rally to serve Christ in remote parts of Australia.   She met and married John Argall, the BCA Pharmacist at Ceduna before they moved to Port Augusta and finally Adelaide.  Her daughter Judith, was able to share memories of BCA days with her mother through letters and photographs only weeks before she died.

Sr. Marjorie Dixon (nee Tarr) BCA Nurse from 1954 – 1965 at the hospitals in Ceduna, Penong and as Sister in Charge at Cook Hospital and finally Tarcoola.  Whilst training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, she heard David Livingstone (BCA Missioner, NSW State Secretary and Asst Organising Missioner 1938-1952) speak and knew God was calling her to serve Him in the bush. In 1966 she resigned from BCA and married the Principal of Tarcoola Primary School, Ken Dixon.

 

FAREWELL

The National Office farewelled Alison Pearce (Print Media and Communications Officer) as she left on maternity leave to await the birth of her second child.  Alison and her husband, John, have one daughter, Zoe, born in 2013.