Bishop Michael is currently on leave recovering after hip replacement surgery. He is recovering well and has appreciated all the well wishes and prayerful support. He will be off work for a little while yet and will return to duties when he gets medical clearance to do so.
Our Nation has four recurring themes, year-in-year-out, in its National life: Reconciliation, foreigners/immigration, farmers and a fresh start for those who have previously incarcerated. The stories of our Diocesan Ministries is the story of us, the diocese, living in the mission of the church being co-responsible for the mission.
As Terry Ray said in his Eulogy, Robin was the epitome of ‘the quiet achiever’ and it is testament to the quality of the man he was that his funeral was attended by the young and the old, friends and family who in many cases travelled great distances to farewell a much loved brother, uncle, and friend and celebrate his life with joy. His extraordinary legacy lives on through his wonderful example of how to live a life well which he gave to all.
Since his ordination last month, Fr Ashwin has been visiting many communities who have supported him as he journeyed towards this new life of service in the church as a priest. He has taken this opportunity to thank the many, many people who have meant so much to him. These are just a few photos from his album!