Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.

 

In Focus

Discipline

I know a six year old who is the most motivated golfer I have met. However it’s not Isaac’s motivation that makes him such a good little golfer, it’s something else and it is crucial to his success. Read More »

Winning Streak Relationists

So what do you do when the winning streak is over and the instant gratification is gone? Move on to another machine? There are no shortages of new machines, ideas and voices wooing us to new options offering us greater wins if only we would chance our arm and push in a few more coins. People sometime live their whole lives like this. Read More »

Royal weddings and the rest

She was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. Her dress was remarkable. The adoring look of her future husband was enough to make a mother cry. It was the wedding of a century, at least for me. Read More »

Understanding Life Backwards

I was and still am a great fan of Robin Williams. I laughed my way through Mork and Mindy and was moved by the Dead Poets Society. He was a man I wish I had met and when I consider the tragic circumstances of his death in August 2014 I wish I could have spent time with him. I think he was a man who need to be provided opportunity to spend more time with Jesus Christ. Read More »

Mothers' Day

I am reduced to tears when I see the beauty of parenting and family relationships. Read More »

O Hell Israel Folau

Hasn’t another sportsman caused a stir in recent weeks! Not a ball tampering cricketer who would cheat to win but a Christian rugby player who has offered some truth to help people avoid losing in the most crucial game of all…LIFE. Read More »

ANZAC Faith

Like Clifton James, ‘Monty’ had an Australian upbringing. His father had been appointed Bishop of Tasmania in 1889 and Monty had spent over a decade there. Perhaps his time in Australia gave him a unique understanding of the Australian forces in the Middle East. Read More »

My hope is built on nothing less

Use the space and finish this sentence, “My hope is built on nothing less than…” How did you go? Was the outcome comfortable or uncomfortable, certain or uncertain, or is life so devoid of hope for you that you could not finish the sentence at all? Read More »

Synod 2017 - President’s Address

Bishop Rick Lewers’ address to Synod can be downloaded in full. An extract follows: I will vote “NO” “God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature have been clearly seen since the creation of the world being understood through what is made”, Romans 1:20. To everything inconsistent with God’s general revelation I will vote “NO”. “All Scripture is God breathed”, 2 Timothy 3:16. To anything inconsistent with God’s word I will vote “NO”. Read More »