FEB./ MAR. 2012
THE MAGAZINE OF THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF ADELAIDE
There’s something special about being a SCHOOL CHAPLAIN
INSIDE: An Inspiring Musical Feast for February
THE ANGLICAN GUARDIAN
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HEARING TRUTH IN THE HARD TIMES Archbishop Jeffrey Driver I received the annual report of my Superannuation Fund recently. It listed my contributions for the previous year. I had done what I thought was the right thing and salary sacriﬁced some additional contributions. Hopefully I looked to the bottom line and was horriﬁed to discover that despite all my contributions, my superannuation had gone backwards! After recovering slightly from my sense of personal injustice, I began to reﬂect. Here I was, in one of wealthiest and best placed economies in the world, and yet I was far from immune to a global ﬁnancial crisis aﬀecting markets across the world. How fragile are all these complex human systems? The after-shocks of the economic hard times that have reverberated from continent to continent have demonstrated the fragility of so many of our assumptions of wealth and well-being and have cracked the myths of materialism. In these hard times, people have been prompted once more to think and to question. During Lent we recall the story of Jesus in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13). Shortly after his baptism he was driven into that hard and desolate place and he struggled there for more than a month. And it was there that he confronted the false myths and short-cuts of being human. We know some of the things he confronted:
Myth 1 - Self-realisation can come through the abuse of power “command this stone to become a loaf of bread” What’s the use of helping if you can’t help yourself a little? Myth 2 - The end justiﬁes the means “if, then, you will worship me, it will all be yours” You have to make some big compromises if you want to get to the top! Myth 3 - The manipulation of others is valid in the pursuit of personal achievement “throw yourself down from here” Just wow them and you will win them! In that desert hard place Jesus confronted the attractiveness of these human myths and he also saw their shallowness. He came out stronger, with greater conviction and clarity and his public ministry began. The current global ﬁnancial pressures have given many people – even whole nations – no choice about being in a hard place. But in that hard place questions have been asked. People have begun to review systems and values long held and accepted. At this time of year, Lent calls us to go voluntarily to that place of questioning, to that desert place where our values and assumptions are prayerfully questioned, myths interrogated, priorities reassessed. Lent calls us to go to this hard place of questioning if we want to hear, once more, the truth of our lives.
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fAITH Giving up the Golden Calf Christenviron!
8 mISSION 8. 9. 10. 11.
Bush Services Homemaker Kits Bishop of Egypt Preacher in Residence
12 fOCUS 12. 14. 16. 18. 19.
Support for School Chaplains St John’s Feast of Music Better Disability Services Don’t forget your Tablet! Real Food, Real People
20 SCHOOLS 20. Days of Discovery 22. Trinity College Year 12 Annual Retreat 25. The Many Rewards of Volunteering
26 eVENTS 26. People and Places 27. Advertisements
GIVING UP THE GOLDEN CALF By Rev’d Jenny Wilson
During Lent, we are encouraged to spend time in reﬂection. On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that we are made from dust and ash and to dust and ash we shall return. God breathes life into us at our creation and, in a way that we can barely begin to understand, God breathes resurrection life into us at our dying. That we begin and end in God, and that our lives are grounded in the love of God, is the truth at the heart of our being. It is a truth, though, that can be confronting and a truth from which we will often turn aside. During Lent, we remember the story of Jesus being driven into the wilderness where he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before being tempted to turn his back on living out his calling as the Beloved Son of God. Lent is a time when we are encouraged to reﬂect on the idea of fasting and to spend time in prayer. I wonder if our fast might be to leave aside those things that we place in the way of experiencing our dependence on God. Our fast might be to leave aside something in which we ﬁnd safety, something that we love in place of God. Something like the golden calf that the Israelite people worshipped in the wilderness when they got fed up with waiting for God.
Golden calves take on all sorts of guises. The things which we entrust with our safety, the things that we worship, the things we hold on to, are diﬀerent for each one of us. It may be that we ﬁnd our safety in our role at work, or our wealth, or the style of our clothing. It may be that we cling to our concept of religion which, in our insecurity, strangely, keeps God under control.
with the truth of our turning away from God. Prayer may be sitting with the truth of the ways in which we have let God and ourselves down.
Lent may be a time to reﬂect on what it is that we do to keep God at bay, to turn aside from the deep truth that in God, and only in God, are we born and will we die. This reﬂection may be with us for all our 40 days and 40 nights of Lent. And in that reﬂection, we may ﬁnd the fast that is acceptable to God.
This is never easy. As Karl Rahner implies, the temptation is to do anything but sit with the truth. He understands human nature well when he suggests we might instead call someone up, or go shopping, or take a drug, or turn to music or TV or go to bed. We each have our own list of things we would do to avoid sitting with the truth of our lives. I am not, of course, saying that any of these diversions are necessarily wrong. Just that they can be ways of avoiding sitting with the truth.
Lent is also a time when we are encouraged to pray. And it seems a not unreasonable thing to do to reﬂect on what we mean by ‘prayer’. The words that have most inﬂuenced my own understanding of prayer are surprisingly simple. They belong to the theologian Karl Rahner:
I have come to think that, whatever the truth of our lives, one way to pray is to simply sit with that truth. Prayer involves sitting with the truth.
we are brave enough to resist the
Karl Rahner goes on to proclaim a great truth about what will happen when we do stay with the reality of our lives – in his case he has talked about staying with pain, but I believe this is true when we stay with any aspect of our lives – pain, joy, fear, sin and so on. Karl Rahner tells us that when we do this, we will gradually notice another Presence there, silent, but benevolent and peaceful.
urge to call someone up, or go
This is a very signiﬁcant promise.
shopping, or take a drug, or turn
Let us embrace Lent as a time of prayer. A time when we try to turn away from our “golden calves” and those things that distract us. A time when we sit with the truth of our lives and ﬁnd a Presence there, silent, but benevolent and peaceful. The abiding presence of God.
Karl Rahner wrote this:
When we are feeling lonely – if
to music or TV or go to bed; if we are courageous enough to remain alone and instead of ﬂeeing the pain, to go down into it, we will gradually notice another Presence there, silent, but benevolent and peaceful.
Karl Rahner seems to be saying that prayer in times of suﬀering involves sitting with, rather than running away from, the pain. I wonder if prayer at any time might be viewed in the same way. Prayer in a time of joy is sitting with the joy. Prayer in a time of fear involves sitting with the fear. And during Lent, when we reﬂect on those aspects of our lives that keep us apart from God, prayer may be sitting
The Rev’d Jenny Wilson, Precentor of St Peter’s Cathedral, will be preaching a sermon series, ‘On Prayer’, in the Cathedral at Evensong on Sunday March 4, 11 and 18. Evensong commences at 7pm. All are welcome.
‘CHRISTENVIRON’! INCLUSIVE CHURCH David Thornton-Wakeford uses the Epiphany theme of ‘manifestation’ to address the Church’s inﬂuence today. He especially looks at the issue of baptism before marriage. The early church was set alight with epiphany celebration and proclamation; it too became a ‘manifestation’, soon to be infecting the whole Mediterranean with the good news of eternal life in Christ. How does the church manifest the celebration and proclamation of Jesus to the world today, and particularly in the Australian Anglican context? We are now in an age which has been described as ‘Post-Christendom’. This description realistically acknowledges not only that we live in a multi-faith, pluralist, and secular society but also that Christianity has lost much of its institutional, established and imperial inﬂuence in the world. Most of this is a good thing in fact. Should it be a cause for alarm? I don’t believe so. But it should certainly be a wake-up call and make us examine our ‘act’ so to speak. I would like the old ‘Christendom’ view of the church to be replaced with what I call ‘Christenviron’, creating an environment in which the love, wonder and grace of God is manifest and attractive to those who haven’t even heard of the Christian Gospel, a little bit like the people in Ephesus who hadn’t “even heard that there is a Holy Spirit”. (Acts 19:2) As just one example, the Australian dioceses and General Synod have been debating the necessity of at least one person being baptised in order to be married. Up until quite recently, and with my ‘Christendom hat’ still ﬁrmly in place, I believed that minimal requirement made perfect sense. After all, I am a Christian Anglican priest, dispensing Christian sacraments to Christians, albeit always looking out for new members and welcoming them into the arms of mother church. I addressed the 2010 General Synod in Melbourne with a change of heart on the
requirement of baptism before marriage which I now see as a potential stumbling block to the Church’s ministry and message. In my personal exploration of the purpose and meaning of the church’s major sacraments, Baptism and Eucharist and the ﬁve others: Conﬁrmation, Ordination, Reconciliation, Unction and Matrimony, there is a logical and initiatory progression from Baptism to Conﬁrmation and then to Ordination and from Baptism to the Meal of the Baptised: the Eucharist. That is, baptism is a prerequisite for each of these sacraments to be administered: Conﬁrmation, Ordination and Eucharist. This leaves us with Reconciliation, Unction and Matrimony. As a priest, if I am with a person at hospital, church, roadside, wherever, and they want to make their confession, I never ask if they are baptised. I hear the confession. The God of forgiveness and reconciliation goes to work regardless. The same applies to unction or extreme unction. I don’t ask about baptism; I anoint with oil and the God of healing goes to work regardless. I now also believe that marriage is a preconversion and pre-initiation sacrament as well as post-conversion, post-initiation. The God of blessing goes to work regardless. Ideally, it is wonderful if both parties are baptised, but I don’t believe it is compulsory. Marriage is a human sacrament before it is Christian. And we get it so wrong when we refer to the person who conducts the ceremony, whether civil or church, as the ‘celebrant’. The bride and groom are the celebrants and they perform the sacrament, not only on their wedding day, but for all the days, months and years of their married life. The marriage is simply witnessed by the state and in the Christian context, also blessed in Christ.
Being baptised or not has no inﬂuence or control over God. God is God and can’t be put in a liturgical, sacramental or doctrinal box. God’s blessings abound over believers and non-believers alike. And be sure, God’s judgement bears no distinction either. May God have mercy on me for starters, when it comes to placing any stumbling block upon anyone who knocks on the church’s door. That they are still even knocking is a wonder in itself. If we handle the encounter sensitively, lovingly and gracefully, maybe they will consider their Christian options and be baptised one day. The marriage might just be the doorway to greater church involvement in the future. Sadly, the status quo still exists in our national church and the General Synod motion to delete the baptismal clause from the Marriage Canon, requiring a two thirds majority in each house, was lost by a tiny percentage. Christenviron! Church, how can we be a renewed ‘Epiphany’ here in Adelaide and in the world? May we dare to explore new ways that create an environment in which the Christ of 2012 and beyond may be celebrated and proclaimed. We just don’t need to be more relevant to the wider community; we need to be relevant inside church too, where many of our traditions and ways of doing things are not working anymore. Our Epiphany light is ﬂickering behind cobwebs. I have a relevant motto: Always look through the eyes of the stranger. Do church that relates through the eyes, ears and heart of the stranger. For the stranger is the Christ.
â€˜Always look through the eyes of the stranger. Do church that relates through the eyes, ears and heart of the stranger. For the stranger is the Christâ€™.
DEMANDING MINISTRIES IN NEED OF SUPPORT Anglican communities in remote parts of Australia are in need of support. Through hard times and good, Anglican ministers are there providing valuable pastoral care.
Archdeacon Brian Jeﬀries conducting a bush service at Wirulla in the Gawler Ranges, South Australia.
Unfortunately, support from dioceses for the Outback Fund of the Anglican Church of Australia was considerably lower in 2011 than the previous year. However, the National Home Mission Fund Committee is grateful for the support of parishes and individuals across the country who have heard of the need in remote and rural areas and have responded compassionately. In December, $112,500 was allocated by the Fund for 2012 ministries in the Diocese of Northern Territory, North Queensland, Riverina, Willochra and North West Australia. This is down from $166,000 in 2010 and $144,000 in 2011. So in 2012, each of
these dioceses will have to curtail planned ministries because of lack of funding. The Committee, chaired by Bishop John Parkes, will meet in April to try to ﬁnd new strategies for funding these ministries in remote parts of our country. One of these ministries is the Gawler Ranges Patrol in South Australia. The people there experience isolation from the amenities of bigger towns, conﬁnement with a small number of people in isolated stations, diﬃculty with health and education services, and the problems of family disputes and workplace issues which can seem worse in remote places. There are no churches in this
Jill Rivers with two young students from St John’s Grammar.
vast area and no resident clergy. In recent years, since the withdrawal of UCA patrols, the Gawler Ranges Patrol Ministry has been conducted by the Anglican Church, and some Anglican families have been happy to reconnect to the church. Archdeacon Brian Jeﬀries of Ceduna has been the patrol padre, but in 2011 the Rev’d Steve and Lyn Davis from Streaky Bay have been involved too. No one travels alone for safety reasons. Four times a year their congregations release them from regular parish ministry. A four wheel drive vehicle is hired. Camping gear is readied, though sometimes they stay in shearers’ quarters. Steve packs his puppet which begins interesting conversations with the children, and they set oﬀ across rugged tracks to visit the far-ﬂung workers in this vast territory. It certainly sounds exciting but it can be demanding physically, spiritually and emotionally. The clergy keep in touch with pastoral care, and sometimes baptisms and funerals are held in the coastal towns. Over the years very good pastoral relationships have been built up. The Diocese of Willochra and the parishes of the patrol padres contribute to this ministry but it still needs other support. It would be a tragedy for this ministry to be weakened for the sake of $5000. This story is repeated with indigenous ministry in the East and West Kimberleys and Outback Support ministries in the Northern Territory, and there’s been a general tightening of belts for all the applicant dioceses. If you or your congregation would like to support valuable gospel ministries in remote parts of Australia, then please send your contributions to The Anglican Outback Fund, c/- The Anglican Centre, 209 Flinders Lane, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Homemaker kits - a big hit By Courtney Alderson
Homemaker kits, a new and exciting project that has been organised by The Anglican Refugee Network, the Church in Society Ministry Unit (CiSMU) and Anglicare SA, they have been a huge success. The kits have been a practical response to an identiﬁed need existing within Anglicare SA’s Refugee Housing Program. Parish Community Engagement Worker, Jill Rivers, said there had been an enthusiastic response from more than 12 Anglican parishes and three Anglican schools in South Australia. “Parishes embraced the project and made it a focus by engaging with their local parish members collecting and packing items. It has been an opportunity to do something as a team for someone else,” Jill said. “St John’s Grammar, Belair, took on the project with each class making up a kit and including in them ‘welcome to Australia’ paintings and drawings. Another class went toy shopping, using $5 of their own pocket money to buy a toy to give to a child. The school also donated money raised by holding a casual day.” Anglicare SA is contracted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to provide, on arrival, settlement services for refugees in South Australia referred to the organisation through the integrated Humanitarian Settlement Scheme. This program provides transitional housing, household goods, tenancy training and other support to assist refugees to successfully resettle and ‘move on’ into private rental or public housing. Since September 2010, more than 200 homemaker kits have been provided to new arrivals through the project. If you would like to get involved in the homemaker kit project, please contact Jill Rivers on: Telephone: 8305 9294 Mobile: 0488 589 053 E-mail: email@example.com
The Most Reverend Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis with Archbishop Jeﬀrey Driver.
BISHOP OF EGYPT SHARES DREAMS The Most Reverend Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of the Episcopal/ Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa & the Horn of Africa visted Adelaide last month. As keynote speaker at the Church Missionary Society’s Summer Encounter Conference at Victor Harbor, Dr Mouneer shared his signiﬁcant insight into some of the challenges facing the Middle East.
In 2000, after serving as a lay minister at St. Mark’s Church in Menouf and a priest at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo, Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis was consecrated the third Egyptian Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. In 2007, Bishop Mouneer was elected by the four dioceses of the Province, and installed by retiring President Bishop Ghais Abdel Malik as the President Bishop (Primate) of the Episcopal /Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Dr Mouneer’s Diocese covers a huge geographically and culturally diverse area that has experienced and continues to experience a great deal of turmoil. At the end of his visit to Adelaide, Dr Mouneer spent a couple of days with Archbishop Jeﬀrey Driver and Lindy Driver where The Guardian spoke to the Bishop about the challenges facing his Diocese and his dreams for all those living in the Middle East.
“I really hope to see a democracy that will give freedom to the minorities in Egypt but not the
kind of democracy that means the over rule of the majority,” Dr Mouneer said. “I would also love to see the law be applied to everyone regardless of ethnic group, religion or status.” “But the thing I really dream of is that the new government will give special consideration to developing our educational system because without that there will be no future for Egypt.” Sixty one per cent of the population in the Bishop’s Diocese are people under the age of thirty, with 37 per cent between the age of 15 and 29. The vast majority of these people are not educated and so have limited opportunities for employment. “The issues we face are problematic and challenging but we like to be engaged in every way we can,” Dr Mouneer said. “We don’t like to be isolated or criticise the situation so we pray for a rule of law and democracy that leads to the freedom and beneﬁt of everyone.”
Heaven and Earth Art Exhibition
Preacher in Residence at the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality David Thornton-Wakeford and the Leadership Group at the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality provide a place where people can take time out to explore and experience spiritual renewal and they have announced an inviting program for 2012.
2012 Fringe Festival Event presented by the
Adelaide Theological Centre
Adelaide Theological Centre 34 Lipsett Terrace, Brooklyn Park in the Chapel of Reconciliation / Room S1
Fri, 2 March: 7-9 pm LAUNCH Sat-Sun, 3-4 & 10-11 March: 11am-5pm
Twenty five local artists respond to the theme “heaven and earth” using a wide range of perspectives, including original paintings, sculpture, textile art, photography, wood and glass.
Expressions of faith and ministry within the Centre for Spirituality include quiet time in the Church every Thursday, retreats and prayer seminars drawing upon Holy Scripture, poetry, literature, nature and the visual arts. Their 2012 program runs from February to November with the special inclusion of Dr Steven Ogden, the former Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral, as Preacher in Residence during Holy Week 1-8 April. Dr Ogden is currently the Principal (Seminary Dean) of St Francis College - an Anglican theological college in the Diocese of Brisbane - and an academic associate with Charles Sturt University. The themes of Dr Ogden’s Holy Week addresses include ‘Our identity in Christ’ and ‘For freedom Christ has set us free’, both of which are concepts from his book ‘Love Upside Down’. Speaking about his upcoming visit to the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality Dr Ogden said “I am delighted to be spending Holy Week with the people of St Oswald’s Parkside.” “My addresses will highlight that no matter what we do, life has a habit of upsetting our tidy plans.” “In the confusion, we dare not reveal our secret. The secret is our humanity. It is who we are. It is that part of us we hope not even God will see,” Dr Ogden said. “In the cross, however, we are confronted with our humanity. Surprisingly, we discover love instead of judgement, freedom instead of repression, hope instead of the old veneer of Christian stoicism.” A copy of the complete program is available from the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality at 5 St Ann’s Place Parkside or it can be accessed at www.parksideparish.com.au All are welcome.
SUPPORT for School Chaplains Late last year Archbishop Jeﬀrey Driver appointed the Rev’d Andrew Mintern to the newly created role of Senior School Chaplain from the beginning of the 2012 academic year.
In his role as Senior School Chaplain
“In recent years we have moved to ordaining
Andrew will provide ministerial formation
people into school chaplaincy as their ﬁrst
for newly ordained Deacons and Priests in
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the 12 Anglican schools in South Australia.
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to serve a curacy in a parish before being
formation provided to newly ordained Parish
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Archbishop Driver said.
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the same mentoring in ordained ministry as is available to assistants in parishes.” Andrew has an honours degree in Theology from Flinders University and served in the parishes of Campbelltown, Norton Summit and Fullarton before moving into school chaplaincy. Having for the past ﬁve years been a chaplain at Pulteney Grammar School, St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School John’ss Grammar School, aand d St Jo Ga a Sc oo , Andrew de
Andrew’s thoughts... brings a wealth of experience in ministering to students and staﬀ in Anglican schools to his new position.
I am looking forward to my upcoming role supporting the 18 school
“There is amazing diversity in Anglican schools so I hope to help chaplains feel supported as they grow creatively into the right chaplaincy style for their school,” Andrew said.
in their school, or sub-school, carrying out their role. So the times school
Andrew will be working closely with the Adelaide Diocese’s Schools Liaison Oﬃcer, Jim Raw, whose role is to provide a link between the 12 Anglican schools and the Diocese. Jim works closely with the Principals of the schools and attends meetings of the Heads Forum each term. “This appointment is a signiﬁcant and vital step forward for Adelaide’s Anglican schools as they and the Diocese work closely together to provide the ministerial formation of the recently ordained chaplains and a mentoring role to all the other chaplains in our schools,” Jim said. “The Archbishop and the Principals of the schools are very keen to see the school chaplains being supported as they nurture the spiritual growth and Christian formation of the students in the years ahead.”
chaplains working within the 12 Anglican schools of the Province of South Australia. Often it is the case that the chaplain is the only person chaplains can meet together locally and also nationally at the Anglican Schools Association Conference provide great opportunities for chaplains to support one another and share ideas. The chaplains in our South Australian schools are doing a fantastic job and are highly motivated and skilled at what they do. It is also worth noting that the way chaplaincy is done varies greatly across these independent Anglican Schools, so I have no sense of a single preferred form of chaplaincy. I would rather see my role as supporting the chaplains in their speciﬁc context and in the way they need to explore chaplaincy for their school community. It was once the case that you couldn’t become a school chaplain until you were ordained for at least ﬁve years. This is no longer the case and the way has been made easier for those who feel speciﬁcally called to ordained school chaplaincy to follow a path to ordination for school chaplaincy. In these cases the chaplains bypass the traditional parish based curacy and so there is a need for some diocesan support structure to help with those early years of ordination which can often be very overwhelming, as well as incredibly exciting. There are also lay chaplains and sometimes chaplains from other denominations working in our schools. This can only add to the richness of the chaplaincy we provide and increase the need for shared conversation and dreaming about the role.
Chris Prance, Principal of St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School at Glenelg and current chair of the Heads Forum, is delighted that the 12 school Heads have endorsed the appointment of Andrew to the Senior School Chaplain role.
As well as the chaplains gathering to meet, I look forward to visiting
Chris strongly believes that “all the Anglican schools will beneﬁt from Andrew’s appointment as every chaplain will be able to access collegial and professional support and the collective wisdom of the Chaplains’ group.”
schools and serving as a board member at a fourth, I have experienced
chaplains in their context of ministry. I know I will learn a lot from seeing the ideas they are using and hope to grow in my own chaplaincy work through this experience. Over my time of working as a chaplain in three diﬀerent Anglican the incredible diligence of our schools in providing a wonderful learning environment for their students. But more than that, they provide a community for their students, staﬀ and families. Chaplains often are crucial to fostering that sense of belonging which is so important in a school community. For many this may be their ﬁrst and perhaps only experience of a community with a Christian faith. In my experience chaplains are in a great position to encourage people to see their spirituality as integral to their life and learning.
Photo left: The Rev’d Andrew Mintern with Jim Raw and Chris Prance.
FEAST OF MUSIC
Father Christopher Myers prepares for the Feast of Music in Febrauary.
St John’s is getting the jump on Adelaide’s ‘Mad March’, staging its 2012 Feast of Music in late February. The timing takes advantage of late-summer evenings, with guests invited to spill out into the garden after the opening concert to enjoy a celebratory feast.
This is the second in the St John’s Feast series, under artistic director and organist Sergio de Pieri OAM, fresh from the sell-out Organs of the Ballarat Goldﬁelds Festival of Fine Music. The St John’ s Feast again features artists from the Ballarat Festival, with some added talent joining the lineup in 2012—cellist Josephine Vains, violinist Erica Kennedy and soprano Daniela Benori. Priest in Charge at St John’s, Father Christopher Myers, says the Halifax Street church is a well-known chamber music venue in Adelaide, complete with an historic organ, a Steinway piano and wonderful acoustics. “Our parish vision is to be a focus for the arts in the southeast corner of the city and this second series of recitals is another step in that direction,” Father Myers says. “The Feast is an aﬀordable and fun way for the community to experience classical music by top musicians who regularly perform around the world.”
Sergio de Pieri, brother of famed foodie and bon vivant Stefano, doubles as the Feast’s chef, and after the opening concert (17 February) he will prepare the signature Venetian dish Rise e Bisi (risotto and peas). The meal and wine will be served in the garden— weather permitting—and complimentary cheese and wine will be served following the other concerts (19, 24 & 26 February). Sergio directs the annual Ballarat Goldﬁeds Festival, and is founding director of four other small festivals in Victoria. He shares his time between Australia and Venice. The St John’s musical event came about from a chance meeting between Father Myers and Sergio, when a deal was struck for artists still in Australia for the Ballarat Festival to come to Adelaide in April 2011 to perform at St John’s. “Word has spread about our inaugural Feast, and by rescheduling to two weekends in late summer we expect to build audiences in 2012 for this celebration of music and food.
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“We describe our festival as a Feast, because we see it really as music providing food for the soul,” Father Myers says. The program ranges from operatic arias to Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven. Net proceeds go to HIV/AIDS orphans in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
ST JOHN’S FEAST OF MUSIC St John’s Anglican Church, Halifax Street 6.30 pm on Friday 17, Sunday 19, Friday 24 and Sunday 26 February Opening concert followed by Rise e Bisi Complimentary wine & cheese COST: $25 FEAST: $25 GOLD PASS: $80 for 4 concerts, plus cheese & wine (3 concerts) PLATINUM PASS: $105 for 4 concerts, plus Feast, plus cheese & wine (3 nights) TO BOOK: www.trybooking.com/BCIA or at the door
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Better services for people with disabilities and their carers A major government initiative will make fundamental changes to the way disability care and support is provided in Australia. Following in the footsteps of Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will ensure Australians with a disability have access to the services they need to participate in society, no matter where they live or how they acquired the disability. While Australia’s social security and universal health care systems provide an entitlement to services based on need, there is currently no equivalent entitlement to disability care and support services. In December 2011 the Gillard Government announced a new agency will be established to lead the Commonwealth’s work to design the launch of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Ten million dollars will be provided for projects that examine how to deliver individual, personalised care, ending the current crisis-driven approach. Anglicare SA Manager Michelle Courts welcomes the proposed scheme. “It will give people with disability greater control and choice over the services they receive,” Michelle said. “The vast majority of people with a severe or multiple disabilities are supported by family members with little or no assistance. People with a disability and their family carers may also experience low levels of income, educational attainment, employment, superannuation, health and wellbeing.”
“They have too little control over what happens to them and limited choice of service providers. Even within a jurisdiction, people deal with a multitude of programs and agencies, few of which coordinate or share information. If people move across state boundaries, their entitlements can stop at the border.” The NDIS will ﬁnally end the ‘cruel lottery’ that means the services people with disability get depend on where they live, what disability they have and how they got that disability.
“The vast majority of people with a severe or multiple disabilities are supported by family members with little or no assistance”
The Federal government concedes that the current disability support system is underfunded, unfair, fragmented, and ineﬃcient, and gives people with a disability little choice and no certainty of access to appropriate supports. The new national scheme will provide insurance cover for all Australians in the event of signiﬁcant disability. Funding of the scheme should be a core function of government - just like Medicare. The main function (and source of cost) of the NDIS would be to fund long-term high quality care and support (but not income
replacement) for people with signiﬁcant disabilities. Everyone would be insured and around 410,000 people would receive scheme funding support. The NDIS would also link the community and people with disabilities by using not-forproﬁt and community organisations. It would also provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and diﬀusion of best practice among providers. The scheme should involve a common set of eligibility criteria, entitlements to individually tailored supports based on the same assessment process, certainty of funding based on need, genuine choice over how their needs were met (including choice of provider) and portability of entitlements across borders. There would be local area coordinators and disability support organisations to provide grass roots support. The insurance scheme would take a long-term view and have a strong incentive to fund cost eﬀective early interventions, and collect data to monitor outcomes and ensure eﬃciency. Services would be provided by nongovernment organisations (such as Anglicare SA), disability service organisations, state and territory disability service providers, individuals and mainstream businesses. Increased funding, choice and certainty are the key features of the recommended scheme. The campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme is supported across
Stanley Gerlec is 52 years old and has lived at an Anglicare disability accommodation house at Campbelltown for the past four years. Previously cared for by his late father, Stanley has no family to support him. He shares accommodation with three other people and attends a day option program each week day. His former neighbour visits him regularly and he has a carer on site 24 hours a day. Under the proposed NDIS Stanley would be assured high level care and accommodation for his future.
Australia by an unprecedented, politically bi-partisan and rapidly growing coalition of people with disabilities, their families and carers, disability service providers, advocacy and support organisations, peak bodies and community and welfare organisations including Anglicare SA. Michelle said one of the most important and welcome aspects of the proposed scheme is that people would have much more choice. “Their support packages would be tailored to their individual needs. “Carers are generally loving, compassionate and dedicated but they need certainty that at some time in the future when they are unable to continue their role as carer that their loved one will be supported appropriately.” An important role of the NDIS would also be to minimise the impacts of disability by promoting opportunities for people with a disability; creating awareness by the general community of the issues that aﬀect people with a disability, and the advantages of inclusion. The scheme would gradually be rolled out from mid-2014, starting in a few regions. In 2015-16, the scheme should cover all regions of Australia for the highest priority groups, and should progressively expand until the scheme covered all people by the end of 2018-19.
“My family think it’s wonderful and I’m loving texting. I love that I can put ‘Love Nanna’ at the end of each text to my grand-daughter,”
DON’T FORGET YOUR TABLET! Jenny Barrett discovered how some older Anglicare SA clients have taken a great leap forward and entered the 21st century world of Tablet computing, thanks to a successful ‘Positive Ageing’ funding application. The Home and Community Care (HACC) Innovative Funding program (under the SA Department for Families and Communities) provided funds to purchase 21 of the latest Android Tablet.
In her third lesson with the Tablet, 81 year old Shirley Gower said she was impressed by her new found skill with modern technology. “It’s a real mind opener; I never thought I would be doing something like this as I’ve never even touched a computer. It is loads of fun,” Mrs Gower said. Tablets are lightweight, portable computers that can be used by simply swiping a ﬁnger across the screen. There is no need for a mouse or a lot of space as they can be used on the lap or on a table. It performs the same functions as a desktop or laptop computer, providing access to the internet and email, and games like Angry Birds and Solitaire. ‘Technology to Aged Care’ project oﬃcer, Maureen Franklin, said extensive research conﬁrms older Australians are often left behind when it comes to adopting new technology. “This is due to a variety of reasons, including cost, fear of the unknown and inaccessibility for those who have mobility problems,”
Maureen said. “As a result many older people receive assistance to maintain their homes and gardens, to do their shopping and other daily needs but, as they have told us, ‘nothing to engage our brains’.” With extensive experience teaching computing to older Australians, the WEA were selected to provide the training. After only four lessons, a ﬁrst tentative foray into the world of the Tablet, Apps, Widgets, emails and internet, many are now conﬁdently sending emails to each other. “We now have 20 people in two groups receiving their Tablet training in the northern suburbs and another group in the inner southern suburbs,” Maureen said. “They are enjoying the opportunity to get out of the house, meet some new people, and learn something new. It makes them look ‘cool’ to their grandchildren, less reliant on family members to do things for them, and conﬁdent that they are, in fact, never too old to learn some new tricks.”
Real food, Real people The Semaphore Market is a community of people - traders, artisans and shoppers - who share a passion for food, arts and crafts. It buzzes with life and colour all year round. Boasting more than 35 vendors, the Semaphore Market provides a dynamic and upmarket environment where local foodies, artists and craftspeople are proud to showcase and promote their work. Held on the ﬁrst Sunday of every month at St Bede’s Church, 200 Military Road, Semaphore, the site is a colourful selection of stalls selling pre-loved fashion, handcrafted jewellery and crafts. But it’s the aromas of freshly brewed free trade, organic coﬀee, home baked goods, organic herbs and veggies that really takes your senses on a journey. The market’s emphasis is on ‘local’ and this fabulous event is supported by Anglicare SA, the Port Adelaide Enﬁeld Council, St Bede’s parishioners and the surrounding community. Launched in May 2009, the Semaphore Markets have been designed to provide a regular opportunity for a positive social environment for people from all walks of life.
From reading the paper, to checking the weather and sending photos, Mrs Gower said her favourite thing to do on the Tablet is text her grand-daughter. “My family think it’s wonderful and I’m loving texting. I love that I can put ‘Love Nanna’ at the end of each text to my grand-daughter,” she said. Mrs Gower knows there’s much more to learn, but can’t wait for the brain overload as “a tablet a day keeps the mind at play,” she laughed. The participants will complete classes on March 5 and then attend an additional session from SA Police on ‘Staying Safe online’. Once they have successfully completed the course, they take the tablets home for their personal use. Our graduates will give a whole new meaning to the phrase they hear only too often – ‘Don’t forget your Tablet!’
With attendance varying between 700 – 1500 patrons each month, market coordinator, Carmel Barnes, says it is a vibrant hub where people can mix, haggle, share information, have fun, enjoy music, arts and crafts, sell goods, trade skills and fundraise for St Bede’s Parish. “People love the family friendly atmosphere of our market. It has a strong community focus which is a reﬂection of the heart of the people of Semaphore. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. We are loved and valued by the community and are gaining a proﬁle across Adelaide,” she said. “We are always looking for new stalls that will enhance and enrich our market. We are currently developing a new area to make way for more stalls. We also have a great team of dedicated and committed volunteers and stall-holders who are the backbone of our market.” The market is a great way to relax on a Sunday while supporting St. Bede’s community programs such as the drop-in centre, mental health activity centre, Fred’s Van, community garden and Bede’s Bazaar. If you LOVE a great market, join the fun and friendly atmosphere in the heart of Semaphore, on the ﬁrst Sunday of each month from 10am - 3pm. Next market is on Sunday 4 March 2012. If you are interested in having a stall contact market coordinator Carmel Barnes on 0478 320 123
Discovery St Columba College Principal, Ms Madeleine Brennan, says she is ‘absolutely thrilled’ to welcome Professor Dr Elizabeth Leo for a month of ‘Discovery Days’ as St Columba commences the 2012 school year. Ms Brennan met Professor Leo in July of 2011 when participating in a Senior Leadership Development program in London. This program was developed and is directed by Professor Leo.
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‘imagine every pupil in a well led school; every school able to respond to the challenge of high achievement, excellence and inclusion.’
Ms Brennan was so impressed with the impact of the program on her ways of thinking about educational leadership and student learning that she invited Professor Leo to come to lead St Columba’s staﬀ, and wider College community, in a month of ‘Discovery Days’ designed to enhance staﬀ performance and ultimately, improve learning outcomes for students. Professor Leo is Director of the Academies Research Unit in the School of Education at Durham University. Durham is a world top 100 university, named in the top three UK universities alongside Cambridge and Oxford. Professor Leo has held top leadership and management posts in universities and schools in Scotland and England. She has also completed key secondments to the National College for Leadership and Children’s Services, and to the Department of Education in Westminster, London, as Senior Adviser for Research. Professor Leo leads research and development that promotes strategic leadership that transforms student motivation, learning and achievement in schools. “During my studies with Elizabeth, I was deeply challenged to reﬂect on how my leadership truly enhanced the learning and success of our students,” reﬂects Ms Brennan.
“My learning experience was profound. Knowing that St Columba is already an excellent school, where students experience success, where staﬀ are clearly committed to working together and where our unique Anglican and Catholic traditions are lived out in a vibrant manner, provided the ideal platform for Elizabeth to come into the College and work with us on challenging our thinking about student learning.” Ms Brennan’s ambition is for the College to have more opportunity to engage with and be challenged by this exceptional leader. “I wanted our students to beneﬁt from a whole school approach to review and reform. I wanted my staﬀ to have a platform for the transformation of our educational program and of student learning. I cannot begin to say how excited I was when Elizabeth accepted my invitation to work with the senior leaders, staﬀ and students at St Columba. Our year is already well underway and much critical thinking is developing. I have no doubt that the professional learning we are undertaking as a staﬀ will be transforming our practice for a very long time to come.” Professor Leo has invited St Columba staﬀ to ‘imagine every pupil in a well led school; every school able to respond to the challenge of high achievement, excellence
and inclusion.’ She believes that schools are crucial in providing the foundation of learning, the induction into democratic society and the constant support that every student needs. Staﬀ have responded with excitement and commitment to a month of challenging seminars, keynotes, and professional development activities focusing on improving student motivation and achievement. They were persuaded by Professor Leo that the most compelling and complex task for school leadership is to instil within the whole community a passion for excellence and a commitment to unlocking human potential at every level in the school.
St Columba is a co-educational Anglican and Catholic College of approximately 1450 students located at Andrews Farm in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. The school was established in 1997 by the then Anglican and Catholic Archbishops of Adelaide, Ian George and Leonard Faulkner. It was the ﬁrst joint Anglican and Catholic College in Australia and seeks to nurture in its students a close relationship with God, a passion for living and a lifelong love of learning.
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Coming together to build strength and conﬁdence Trinity College students accepted a head start on Year 12 with the annual retreat held at Mylor Baptist Camp during December 2011 in preparation for their 2012 roles. The eager Year 11 students were happy to use their holiday time to gain insights from staﬀ, old scholars and a variety of speakers about succeeding in their ﬁnal year of school. College Chaplain Rev’d David MacGillivray, who manages the camp, used the Star Wars movies as a theme for the main sessions showing ﬁlm clips and having teachers dress up as characters to introduce ideas and set the tone for some of the activities. His philosophy that Year 12 is an important life step and not something to fear, assisted with eradicating anxiety about the pressure of Year 12. Rev’d Dave fostered within students the conﬁdence that they are the driving force of a successful Year 12 and how to identify and work with support networks available to them. Rev’d Dave has worked energetically over seven years to end the notion that teaching from the Bible is boring or irrelevant. In his role he guides students through a variety of activities that promote the big questions about who they are in the context of family, school and in relation to God. Through the support of staﬀ and personal
story telling, students deﬁne who their main supports are, assess road blocks, clearly deﬁne their goals and consider spiritual ideas. This personal reﬂection journey centres on relationships and the beneﬁt of honest communication. A number of students on completion of the retreat said they could now enjoy their school holidays as they had deﬁned goals and were less anxious about the coming year. The retreat established an environment where students could build on their peer networks by forging new friendships and strengthening existing ones. The camp also presented opportunities for them to see their teachers in a diﬀerent context where they could build deeper and more mature relationships of mutual trust and respect. This is a ﬁrst step towards the relationships that they will have with university staﬀ, lecturers, trainers or employers in the future and
challenged the students to accept the year ahead not as children, but as young men and women – empowering them to ‘step up to the plate’. The ‘stepping up to the plate’ process required their honesty and trust through an activity called ‘Positive Pockets’. This provided the opportunity for students to write personal notes to each other that were then shared towards the end of the retreat and read personally in quiet reﬂection. The students valued greatly the thoughts of their peers and all remarked on the improved conﬁdence levels they had because of the peer feedback. Parents were also asked conﬁdentially to write a letter that would be given to their children during the retreat. These letters of reﬂection were incredibly powerful for students and included expressions of pride at what they had achieved thus far, encouragement that marks are not everything, stories about their own Year 12 or life after school, encouragement to follow their dreams and do their best, aspects of their personality and character that they admired and appreciated, and fond family memories. The retreat integrated more than thought provoking questions though. Having an holistic approach, the intellectual and spiritual challenges were integrated with a rigorous physical component. Partnering with the outdoor education staﬀ at Mylor Baptist Camp, the Retreat included a full range of challenging activities over three days, exhausting both staﬀ and students. Activities included high ropes, the giant swing, a ﬂying fox, making a droid, canoeing and a challenge course. These physical challenges helped students to work together with their peers and teachers to achieve their goals.
Some elements such as the ‘leap of faith’ were more individual trials. Students and teachers alike, with the encouragement of their groups managed the feat of jumping from a 10 foot pole to a trapeze bar with nothing but a harness to catch them. Teachers shared personal stories and most students took the ‘leap of faith’ on the high ropes.
Above: Trinity College students and staﬀ take the ‘leap of faith’ during a high ropes activity in preparation for Year 12. Opposite page: Students support one another in wet and muddy conditions on a challenge course.
The journey these students began on the retreat will continue over the next year as they strengthen relationships, face the challenges set for them and work together with their families, friends and teachers to achieve their goals. And most importantly there will be opportunities for them to continue to reﬂect during their RAVE sessions with Rev’d Dave so that they may not just ‘do Year 12 well’ but ‘do life well’.
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Foster Carers can be from all kinds of family types: singles, couples, people at home, working full-time, part-time or studying. Free training and ongoing professional support (including 24-hour assistance) is provided. You are invited to attend one of our information sessions… • Tuesday, 6 March, Anglicare SA, 4-8 Angas Street, Kent Town (stair access only), 6.30–8.30pm • Tuesday, 3 April, Woodcroft Community Centre, 175 Baines Road, Morphett Vale, 6.30–8.30pm To register, or for more information call Linda on 8131 3456 www.anglicare-sa.org.au/fostercare
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THE MANY REWARDS OF VOLUNTEERING The day Trinity College Year 12 student, Olivia Salagaras, found out she had won a prestigious award from the Governor of South Australia she was volunteering to help others less fortunate than herself. For the ﬁrst time, 25 students who achieved overall excellence in their SACE received the Governor of South Australia’s SACE Award. Olivia achieved a TER of 99.85 but was unaware of her award for some time because she was volunteering with the Community Accommodation and Respite Agency (CARA). Olivia, who would love to be an obstetrician, had tried to be a part of previous CARA camps but calendar clashes had prevented it. After attending the Christmas camp she has committed to further training, has become a registered volunteer and undertaken her manual handling course in anticipation of her future volunteer work with CARA. “My volunteer work did not feel like work. The ability to share and the amount of fun I had with the CARA clients was more than I expected,” Olivia said. “I realised how much work parents have to do because their child has a disability. By volunteering at these camps parents receive a much deserved break. I already have the diary dates for the next camp in my calendar.”
CARA oﬀers the Camps for Kids Program as a respite holiday option for children with disabilities. Trinity College, who has been supporting CARA camps for over 10 years, once again asked senior students to volunteer to assist with the Christmas school holidays held at the Warradale Urban school camp site. Olivia was one of the ﬁrst to volunteer for the camp which requires everyone to live on site. During the December camp the CARA children enjoyed many activities including ball games on the oval, wheelchair games on the basketball courts and table tennis indoors. An excursion walking to the Marion Shopping Centre, viewing all the Christmas decorations and Father Christmas saying hello to everyone was a highlight. The camps are a great opportunity for children with disabilities to enjoy new and challenging activities. For Olivia and her peers the skills learned at these camps and the conﬁdence they have gained to interact with disabled children, have truly given them an advantage when entering the workforce and new friendships bound to last a lifetime.
CARA provides accommodation and respite services for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities. This vital work supports families and promotes choice and participation.
Olivia Salagaras with CARA client Emma at Marion swimming complex.
PEOPLE AND PLACES Marvellous Music at Mary Mags Local artists present an exciting program of chamber and folk music supporting Mary Mags to serve the poor in the heart of the city. Sunday 4 March 2.30pm Alexander Paine – Recorder, Anna Webb – Viola Sunday 11 March 2.30pm Sonsy – a capella duo Vibrant close harmony singing from the Appalachian Mountains Sunday 18 March 2.30pm Siobhan Owen – Harpist/singer, Anna Cooper – Flute Haunting and delicate blend of classical and Celtic music Where: St Mary Magdalene’s Anglican Church, 26 Moore Street Adelaide Cost: $15 adult/$10 concession . Complimentary drinks Book online: www.adelaidefringe.com.au Phone: 1300374643 Artist information: http//tinyurl.com/mmfringe
Ecumenism for today and tomorrow a matter of the heart…of falling in love with the experienced presence of God in the other… SA Council of Churches has invited Professor Paul D Murray, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham, to oﬀer a series of lectures and presentations and participate in conversations in late July 2012. Paul is the major proponent of Receptive Ecumenism, which he describes as “a matter of the heart before it is a matter of the head; a matter of falling in love with the experienced presence of God in the people, practices, even structures of another tradition and being impelled thereby to search for ways in which all impediments to closer relationship might be overcome”. The major aim of Paul’s visit is to spend time with people across the Church in SA with a view to assisting in the formation of a new disposition about one another, for the sake of the life and mission of the Church, ‘so that the world may believe’. He will do this through lectures, presentations and conversations. In particular, he will • introduce and explore the basic thinking behind and strategy of Receptive Ecumenism and what is distinctive about it; • explore the regional project in the North East of England on Receptive Ecumenism and the Local Church. • invite reﬂection on how all of this could apply in participants’ own contexts. For an outline of his public programme for South Australia, registration details or further information contact Geraldine firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sacc.asn.au
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South Australian Jim Stallard, above, was a life-long advocate for people with disabilities and passed away on 15 January. South Australian Anglicans will remember Jim from his time as Christian Blind Mission’s SA representative from the mid 1980s to mid 90s, though many would’ve spoken to Jim at the recent launch in Adelaide of CBM’s ‘Luke 14’ campaign to make churches disability-inclusive Christian communities.
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