The Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid has established an emergency appeal in response to the significant loss of property from bushfires in Tathra and surrounding districts. The funds will be distributed by the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, and will help the diocese respond to the needs of people affected by the loss of property. 

The previous Bishop of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Bishop Stuart Robinson, who finished his term as Bishop this week, reports: 

Archdeacon Carol Wagner advises me that her team of clergy and lay people – especially those with disaster recovery training – have been engaging with people impacted by the fires and are offering excellent pastoral care. Archdeacon Carol believes around 100 homes are now being listed as having being destroyed. This means many hundreds of people are homeless.

Acting Bishop Trevor Edwards is assessing the material, emotional and spiritual needs of the affected communities. 


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Donations to Anglican Aid's appeal can be made online, by phone or mail. 

Direct deposit donations can be made to our bank account BSB 032078, Account Number 253493, Account Name: Anglican Aid. Please place your name "Tathra" in the reference line. Please email the office with details of your donation at

Cheques made payable to Anglican Aid can be posted to – PO Box Q190, QVB Post Office NSW 1230.

To donate by phone please call our office on (02) 9284 1406.

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