Prayers as Anglican Bishop retires

On Thursday 11th April 2019, Bishop Michael McKenna presided over Solemn Vespers, in thanksgiving and prayer for the ministry of Bishop Ian Palmer, Anglican Bishop of Bathurst

Bishop Palmer has been the Anglican Bishop of Bathurst since February 2013 and will officially lay up his Pastoral Staff at the end of April. 

Vespers were held at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John. The music ministry for this special time of prayer was provided by members of both the Anglican and Cathedral Parishes of Bathurst. 

The Liturgy was a wonderful way to acknowledge the continued fruitful relationship between the Anglican and Catholic Dioceses of Bathurst.