Bishop McKenna's Christmas Message 2017

The Angel of the Lord appeared unto Mary

And she conceived of the Holy Spirit

“Behold the Handmaid of the Lord

Be it done unto me according to your will”

And the Word was made flesh
And dwelt amongst us.


May the news that God loved you so much that he sent his only Son to be your saviour give you faith and life and a truly Happy Christmas.

+ Michael McKenna

Bishop of Bathurst


“The Gift”. This illustration above features on the front of the Bishop’s Christmas card and is the work of Sally Sherwood, a Year 6 Student at St Laurence’s Primary School in Dubbo. Sally won the 2017 Bishop’s Award in the Diocese of Bathurst's Christmas Story Art Competition with her painting.