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New CEO Announced


Anglican Deaconess Ministries has announced the appointment of Dr Kate Harrison Brennan as Chief Executive Officer. Kate will lead ADM as it seeks to grow and cultivate the voice, leadership and contribution of women in word and mercy ministries.

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50th Anniversaries


Deaconess Val Clements and Rev Daphne Robey were ordained as Deaconesses in June 1965. Both of these ladies trained at Deaconess House at Newtown. They are pictured celebrating their 50th anniversaries with a few other diaconal friends at a Greek restaurant in the city.

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Pallister House

As a Christian organisation, Anglican Deaconess Ministries is committed...

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Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits 27-Jul-2015

I have been blogging for 12 years now. For at least 11 of those years, people have been predicting the end of the blog. The reasons have changed, but the predictions have been consistent: It is only a matter of time before the blogosphere collapses. Read More »

A church service for people with dementia is helping them connect with God and their carers 27-Jul-2015

A CHURCH service designed for people suffering memory loss is helping them connect to God and their carers in new ways.
The Blessed Assurance dementia-friendly service began in February attended by six people with dementia.
Last week the service had about 40 people with memory loss worship with their carers — and the numbers are growing. Read More »


All my life I’ve listened to speculation about whether Harper Lee wrote anything after To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). Like other fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, I’ve hoped that one day a masterpiece would be discovered squirrelled under the publicity-shy author’s bed. Read More »