Message from Bishop Ron:
Dear Clergy friends,
I am delighted to be with you for the month of August as temporary fill-in volunteer Bishop, while Bishop Bill and Robin are away.
Katie and I live in Brisbane, where I served as Bishop of the Southern Region from 1993 until retirement in 2007.

For many years I have been passionate about the ministry of the laity in daily life as the primary field of the Church’s mission in the world, and the clergy’s role of leadership and encouragement with the laity.

Bishop Bill has offered you the opportunity to speak with me, and I will be delighted to hear your story in confidence if you would like to. It will be a privilege for me to listen.

Please accept this now as an invitation from me, and if you would like to accept, please contact Julie the Bishop’s PA to arrange a time for us to meet. The Registry will be the most convenient venue I expect.

With gratitude for your ministry in what I believe are not the easiest of times for the NQ community where there is so much unemployment, and with confidence always in the love and care for us all of Jesus our Lord.

+Ron
Locum Bishop

Cursillo:
If you are planning to attend the Cursillo weekend at Charters Towers on 19th August, please book your accommodation as soon as possible, as there is a school reunion on that weekend and accommodation may be at a premium.

Prayers:
Please pray for The Reverend Alan Buckingham as he continues to recover from a recent procedure.
The Reverend Canon Sharon Hayston as she undergoes tests in hospital.
The Reverend Scott Hedley for ongoing back issues.
The Reverend Norton and Mrs Diana Challenor as they both face their health difficulties.

Provincial Clergy Conference 2018:
Save the Date: 30 July – 2 August 2018, Seaworld Resort, Gold Coast. The theme of the Conference is ‘Reimagine Faith Formation for the 21st Century’. John Roberto is the keynote speaker and The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand will lead the Bible Studies. More information will be provided as it comes to hand.

Annual Leave:
Bishop’s PA Julie will be on annual leave for two weeks from Monday 7 August. Please don’t hesitate to phone Janet or Shelley at the Registry who will be able to assist you in Julie’s absence.

Bishop Bill and Robin:
Bishop Bill and Robin are presently touring around Texas with their family. We wish them safe and happy travels.

Yours in Christ
+Ron

The Right Reverend Ron Williams
Locum Bishop

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