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New Year

Video Archbishop Jeremy Greaves recording his New Year 2024 message Video

Archbishop Jeremy’s 2024 New Year message

“There’s so much exciting collaboration already happening, both within our Diocese and through wider community engagement. And, I encourage all parts of our Diocesan community to keep exploring new ways to connect and engage, as we build up one another and collectively demonstrate Jesus’ love to all whom we encounter. Throughout 2024, I’d love you to let me know how you are making this happen, so please drop me a line so I can share your story with the Diocesan community,” says Archbishop Jeremy Greaves


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall's New Year Message 2021

“Jesus told us to love even our enemies and do good to them. Because we have choice, we could choose to spend time only with people who are like us. This year’s invitation, though, is to get to know people who are different to us; people who have different opinions and beliefs, different hopes and dreams, different priorities. Let’s understand better people we might not naturally welcome, and nurture relationships, friendships with them,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall


Advice to clerics: pace your workload for Christmas

As the Christmas season approaches, clergy need to be more mindful of their health and wellbeing with the busyness of Advent preparations, Christmas services and events, increased community engagement and media opportunities, and the ordination weekend, as well as the hectic, but fun, end-of-year family activities