The contact person for Court Support is Jenny Dedoncker.
Kathy Cummins and Bruce Cox are helping spread the Gospel in Cameroon.
Currently in need of a new contact person.
For many years, the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd served the western parts of this diocese, and other brotherhoods ministered in isolated inland parts. Both clergy and lay people served sacrificially and faithfully, often against great difficulties and hardships. When the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd ceased to operate in the 1980s, funds that had been accumulated down the years were invested in a company managed by a board of Directors and allocations made to support the work in western parishes.
The Company of the Good Shepherd continues the work of the Brotherhood. This group of men and women are ordained, lay, married or single, who make a commitment to ministry in Trundle, Condobolin, Warren, Nyngan, Cobar, Bourke and Brewarrina. Most are part time appointments. They provide the ministry of the Word, Sacrament and Pastoral care, and meet regularly for ongoing support. The assistant Bishop, John Stead, is the Principal. These communities have suffered enormously through drought. Now some are enjoying widespread flooding with the promise of agricultural renewal. In others, like Warren and Bourke, there have been enormous movements of people out of the towns and districts, with a resultant diminishment of town services.
Costs are high, with long distances to small centres, villages and properties, where relentless heat is part of everyday life. That makes ministry of the church even more important. The CGS is one of the mission agencies that we are encouraged to support by the Diocesan Synod.