We want to be a church who love Jesus, love each other and love Norfolk Island…
…which is why it’s so exciting that we’ll be partnering with Anglicare on Norfolk Island.
Anglicare is the mission and welfare arm of our diocese. The Anglicare office is to be based at the Parish Centre. Barbara Elliot has been employed as the part time office administrator. Barbara has this week been joined by the Programme Manager, Tracey Hicks.
Anglicare will run programmes for parents (and carers) to build parenting skills and provide tools and activities to make sure children get the best start in life. We hope this will include playgroups, home visiting services for families, parenting skills courses, school-readiness activities, and a peer support programme. They also hope to add services to help people who are having difficulties in their relationships. Finally, they will be providing some Emergency Relief services (for people experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crises).
Our faith in Jesus Christ compels us to act with compassion, help the vulnerable, and be a voice for the disadvantaged. Your prayer support is vital to the work. You can download the Anglicare Prayer Diary which gives a brief overview of Anglicare’s work and prayer points!