Anglicare’s partnership with the Anglican Church extends to local parishes in nearly every community across our region. This partnership with 110 churches across the Anglican Diocese of Canberra/Goulburn, Riverina and Bathurst, enables us to deliver volunteer-led programs into rural and remote areas and work together towards our common mission.
Anglicare was founded upon the legacy of Mother Esther who established the Community of the Holy Name in Melbourne in 1888. For more than 50 years the Community operated soup kitchens, mother’s groups, children’s homes and hospitals in Victoria. In 1929, a residential home for girls was purchased by the Anglican Church of Goulburn and run by two sisters from the Community of the Holy Name. This was the beginning of Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT.
From the outset, Anglicare’s mission has motivated by our calling to live by Jesus’ example to respond to human need by offering loving service and seeking to address injustices in society.
Anglicare Sunday is a chance for you and your church to partner with Anglicare in our mission to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty for children, young people and families.
We’re inviting Anglican parishes and other churches to host Anglicare Sunday to encourage your congregation to be involved with helping people in your local community. It involves speaking about the work of Anglicare, showing videos of our client’s personal stories and sharing the ways people can support the work of Anglicare.
“This prayer diary is designed to help you pray for Anglicare services and particularly for the people involved. You can use it in your own private prayers, or as a church. It works on a daily basis for a monthly cycle, or you can choose your own way of using it.” Rev’d Dr Ian Coutts. former General Manager – Mission & Community Engagement.
“As we seek to follow the example of Jesus Christ in providing healing and care for those in need, prayer helps us to move forward with wisdom, discernment, creativity and expectation.” Jeremy Halcrow, Anglicare, Chief Executive Officer.
You can apply for a PDF copy or hard copy of our prayer diary by clicking below.
No Interest Loans Scheme
The No Interest Loans Scheme (known as NILS), is an initiative to support people on low incomes to overcome times of financial hardship.
NILS is offered as small loans to people who are unable to access mainstream credit. This money can be used to purchase necessary household items such as furniture and white goods as well as other essential services such as dental and optical care. Loans through NILS incur no interest and no setup fees. Clients are only required to repay what they owe.
You can partner with us by promoting NILS in your church and local community.
How can we tackle the poverty that people experience in our community?
Anglicare works in partnership with churches to deliver programs which enable families and their children to break free from the cycle of poverty. These partnerships are known as ‘Survive and Thrive’ hubs. Each partnership looks different and is tailored to the resources of the church and Anglicare, and also the needs of the community. Some of the programs which can be offered in these hubs include (but are not limited to):
- Supported playgroups
- Parenting programs
- Financial literacy programs
- Emergency food relief programs
These are already being run in partnership with churches such as St John’s Care and Gordon Community Centre in Canberra, Wagga Wagga (Ashmont), Eden and Parkes and we’d love to partner with you too.
Ways you and your church can help your community:
- Pantry Appeal
You do not have to be an Anglican church to work with us!
Don’t know where to start? Talk to us about how we can make a difference together.