Chaplain's Chat - 2022 Term 1 Week 2 - Welcome Rev Nic

Friday, 04 Feb 2022
Welcome Rev Nic 

We welcome Rev Nicole Hagon (“Rev Nic”) to BDC this year into the Chaplaincy team. Rev Nic is an Anglican priest who has spent many years in ministry in diocesan churches and Chaplain in the diocesan schools, including some periods assisting at BDC.

Confirmation Invitation This year we will preparing young people for the rite of confirmation in the Anglican Church. This is a beautiful step that a young person takes to confirm the faith and promises made on their behalf at baptism. Please make contact with me if you would like to find out more about confirmation or baptism for your child.

One of our school families who attends Faith Family Church on Stadium Drive have asked me to share an invitation to the Alpha Course ( which is a great introduction to Christianity. This course starts on Thursday 10 February at 6pm at Faith Family Church and includes dinner. All are welcome.

Primary Chapel services for K-6 take place fortnightly in the last period on Thursdays (Day 9 in the timetable) in the Branson Centre. This alternates with Primary Assembly. Parents are very welcome to join our Chapel.

Special Dates this term:

Tuesday 1 March Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

Wednesday 2 March Ash Wednesday

Last day of Term 1: Easter Service

Chaplaincy Team:

Rev Naomi Cooke

Rev Nic Hagon 

Chaplain’s Reflection from Rev Nic:

2022!! COME ON DOWN!!

With a very long list of ‘to do’s’ already, and with a growing sense of anxiety about the question “What do I have to do?” I want to start the week with ‘to be’. I have noticed that asking the question ‘Who do I want to be?’ brings some clarity and relieves my anxiety about my long list of things I want and need to achieve. 

Around the world this week, all the Anglicans are praying this prayer:

O Lord, 

You have taught us
that all our doings without love are worth nothing:

Send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you;

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

We are reminded to hold in our thoughts and prayers all those who are sick and awaiting results, all those who are scared of starting school or being in a new place.

We give thanks for those that care and bring peace and joy into our lives.

In our Diocese we pray for The Parish of Alstonville.

For those who are driving a good distance to and from work, or those who love podcasts, I highly recommend a recent episode of ‘On the Way’ called Fierce Love

‘On the Way’ is a Brisbane based podcast led by a school youth worker Dom Fahey, alongside a previous Dean of Grafton, Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, and priest The Rev’d Sue Grimmott (a former School Chaplain).

Rev Naomi Cooke