Cobar Anglican community to welcome a permanent priest

The Cobar Anglican Church community will welcome a new permanent Priest-In-Charge, Reverend James Daymond and wife Brittany to Cobar early next year. It’s been over 20 years since Cobar had a resident Anglican minister. ▪ Photo contributed

After more than 20 years without a resident minister, the Cobar Anglican Church community is pleased to welcome a new permanent Priest-in-Charge to Cobar.

Currently a Deacon, the Reverend James Daymond from Mudgee will be ordained a priest next month in readiness to take up his role in Cobar early in the new year.

Bathurst Anglican Diocese Bishop Mark Calder advised the Cobar community this week that James and wife Brittany (who is a music teacher), have been open to the call to serve a new chapter in ministry in Cobar.

James is currently serving in Mudgee and has previously served in Narromine and so knows the western area well.

“It is important to note that he will continue to do the work of an evangelist as James sees that as his primary calling,” Bishop Calder advised parishioners.

“However, serving as Priest-in-Charge of Cobar, will only open up immense opportunities in the community at large for James to make connections, build trust and friendship and share Jesus for life.

“I have great confidence that James and Brittany will be a great blessing to the seven current members of the church and to the community at large,” Bishop Calder said.

He said the appointment would not be possible without the support of the Bush Church Aid (BCA) Society and Cobar will be one of the first towns in which a BCA Society has ever placed a minister.

James said they were looking forward to serving the Anglican Parish of Cobar and also to serving the Cobar community with the parish.

“We look forward to reaching out to the spiritually lost, sharing Jesus for life, and caring for God’s people,” James said.