Bishops gather for Spiritual Retreat
The College of Bishops aims to meet in retreat once a year. In the first such retreat since 2019 most of the bishops were able to meet in Ormiston, Brisbane between 26 and 30 March for a time of spiritual refreshment and reflection, led by Pastor Doug Fitzpatrick. The retreats acknowledge the unique role of the bishops in the church and the need for mutual conversation and consolation outside of their usual meeting agendas. This year the bishops also visited the ‘Lutheran Services’ site at Nundah, at which the attached photo was taken.
Pictured in eNews L-R Bishops Rev Rob Bartholomaeus (NSW), Rev. Lester Priebbenow (Vic/Tas), Rev. David Altus (SA/NT), Rev. Paul Smith (LCANZ), Rev. Mike Fulwood (WA), and Rev. Mark Vainikka (QLD), Rev. Mark Whitfield (NZ), and Rev. Neville Otto (LCA Asst Bishop) were unable to attend.