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  • Regionary Archbishop Graham in Melbourne
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  •  Tue, 7 Nov 2017
    Regionary Archbishop Graham Preston visited St John The Beloved, Melbourne on All Saint’s Day, 5th November. Pictured are deacons Rev. Russell Cole and Alan Davis and the Vicar Fr Fred Shade.
  • Worldwide news November 2017
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  •  Fri, 3 Nov 2017

    In Memoriam
     

    This year, three of our Bishops journeyed onwards into the Light.

     

    Bishop Ian Hooker (b. 25/12/1930), 9th Presiding Bishop of our Church, passed into a higher life of service on 26th January. Bishop Ian was consecrated on the 3rd June 1990 at Sydney, Australia.

     

    Bishop Alfred Lambden (b. 11/03/1926) passed into a higher life of service on the 31st January. Bishop Alfred was consecrated on the 25th May 1980 at Auckland, New Zealand.

     

    Bishop Robert McGinnis (b. 4/08/1925) passed into a higher life of service on the 12th June. Bishop Robert was consecrated on the 22nd June 1979 at Ojai, California.

     

    The Synod is highly appreciative of their dedication, their work, and their lifelong commitment to the very soul of our Church.

     

    May they rest in peace and Light perpetual shine upon them.

     

    New Bishops

    On behalf of the General Episcopal Synod, I am pleased to announce that there have been three Services of Consecration to the Episcopate this year.

     

    On Saturday the 3rd of June, Thomas Robert MILLER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Province of the United States of America. The service took place at our Church of St. Gabriel & All Angels, at Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishop William Downey and Bishop Lloyd Worley as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishop Gaspar Torres.
     


    William Downey; Sr. Melinda Arndt; Bp. Lloyd Worley; Fr. J. Forth and Bp. Gaspar Torres.
    Thomas Miller; Sr. Donna Miller; Abp. L to R: Fr. T. Donovan; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp.

     

    On Sunday the 8th October Goran SVRDLIN was consecrated as a Bishop of our church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Croatia. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops Christian Schoch and William Downey as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishops Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.

    Rear: Abp. William Downey; Bp. Goran Svrdlin; Abp. Graham Wale; Abp. Christian Schoch.

    Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Bp. Athanase Kaba.
     

    On Sunday the 15th October. Ferenc HEISZER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Hungary. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops William Downey and Bertil Mebius-Schroder as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Archbishop Christian Schoch and Bishops Francis Vinkler, Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.
     


     

    Rear: Abp. Bertil Mebius-Schroder; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp. Ferenc Heiszer; Abp. William Downey

    Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Abp. Christian Schoch; Bp. Francis Vinkler; Bp. Athanase Kaba
     

    We look forward “unto many years” of service for and with our new Bishops.

     

    X Graham

    Presiding Archbishop

    Feast of All Souls, 2017

  • All Saints and All Souls (Church of St Michael and All Angels)
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  •  Wed, 1 Nov 2017
    All Saints and All Souls
    Read an interesting newsletter from Bp Richard on Halloween, All Saints and All Souls (attached) .  You can also see it at smlcc.com.au.
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  • The Icons of Melbourne
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  •  Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    The Icons of Melbourne
    Have a look at this fascinating article about the beautiful icons in the Church of St John the Beloved in Melbourne.
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  • New sign at St John the Beloved
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  •  Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    New sign at St John the Beloved
    A new parish sign was installed outside the church in September 2017.
    Libby Shade (Secretary) and Fr. Fred Shade (Vicar) pictured here, admiring the results.
  • Have you seen?
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  •  Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    Have you seen?
    Have you seen the gorgeous stained glass windows in the Church of St Francis and St Alban in Sydney.  It's worth a visit?
     
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