Diocesan Organisations

Anglican Men’s Society

The Anglican Men’s Society is a fellowship of Christian men who accept the rule of life and seek to live out the Christian faith in brotherhood with each other.  The Anglican Men’s Society functions with clergy in the Ministry and Mission of the Church. It seeks to bring men to faith in Christ in fellowship of the Anglican Church.

Cursillo

Cursillo is a worldwide movement of the Christian Church which seeks to make it possible to live out what is fundamental to being a Christian. Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning short course. In this case it is a short course in Christian living. As a movement, it had its origin on the island of Majorca, Spain, in the late 1940′s as a means for reviving commitment in the Roman Catholic Church. Its method has been adapted by a number of denominations throughout the world.

The Anglican Cursillo Three Days is open to all practising Anglicans through a sponsorship program. Separate weekends are held for men and women as it has been found that people are less inhibited in same gender groups.

Cursillo offers a shared experience within a small group in a unique Christian community; a way of spiritual renewal through teaching, sacraments, devotions and ministry in an atmosphere of fellowship and trust.

Mission to Seafarers

‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’  Matthew 25.35-36

Over the years the Mission to Seafarers in Australia has sought to help seafarers in all kinds of practical ways.  They are away from their families for long periods and may face loneliness and ill-health or injury.  The welcome from the MTS Chaplains and volunteers may be the only onshore hospitality they receive.

In the Diocese of Perth, the Flying Angel Club is an International Seafarers’ Centre and is situated at 76 Queen Victoria Street in the Port City of Fremantle.

MU Australia (Mothers’ Union)

The Mothers’ Union Prayer

Loving Lord,
we thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love
through the encouragement, strengthening and support
of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit,
may we be united in prayer and worship,
and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name.  Amen.Anglicare deputy director Roland Manderson

MU Australia is part of the worldwide Mothers’ Union, an international Christian organisation that seeks to support families worldwide.  In 81 countries, Mothers’ Union members share the vision to bring about a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. Mothers’ Union actively pursue this goal through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships.