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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
— John 3:16
At our heart is a gospel-centred mission seeking to know Christ and make Him known in our communities. We’re committed to the Bible as God’s authoritative Word and our churches provide opportunities to hear and live out what God is saying.
We are one of the biggest land-based diocese in the world, covering about two million square kilometres from Dongara in the south, to the top of Western Australia, and east to the South Australia and the Northern Territory borders. We have 16 parishes, consisting of farming, fishing, and mining communities with populations from 700 hundred to over 37,000. We also have three Mission to Seafarers’ ministries, along with rural and prison chaplaincies.
And Jesus came and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Christians across the diocese, along with their church communities, shape their actions by the Great Commission — Jesus’ last words to his followers. He says our primary task is to, ‘to make disciples of all nations’. So, each one of us is called to bring the gospel (the good news message of Jesus) to the ‘nations’ who live in, or visit our region. These ‘nations’ come as miners, short term workers, tourists, seafarers, and new residents. It’s a great joy to meet the variety of people with whom we share the north west, but an even greater joy to share the good news of Jesus.
This is at the heart of all we do.
What we believe
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith'.
— Romans 1:16-17
We’re a conservative evangelical diocese committed to the gospel and the ministry of the Bible as the word of God. We seek to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and make Him known through the North West and beyond.
As Anglicans, we believe in the theology of the Book of Common Prayer and adhere to the doctrinal basis of the 39 Articles. We’re also committed to the Jerusalem Declaration as a contemporary expression of our theological beliefs. At our core, we believe in the great reformation truths of:
God’s Word alone. This is our ultimate authority in matters of faith (see 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Matthew 4:1-11, Colossians 3:16).
God’s grace alone. Our salvation comes only from God’s love and initiative (see John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-10, 1 Timothy 1:15).
God’s Son (Christ) alone saves. It is only Christ’s death and resurrection that secures our forgiveness and eternal life (see John 14:6, Romans 1:1-6 & 6:23, 1 Peter 2:24-25).
God’s salvation by faith alone. We receive God’s salvation in repentance and faith with no human effort required to be right with God (see Romans 1:16-17, 3:21-26).
God’s glory alone. All honour is to be given to God alone (see Philippians 2:5-11, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28).
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