making disciples of Jesus
Every week across Australia, approximately forty-five men take their own life* – of those forty-five, twenty-six will be from rural and regional areas. Sometimes this may be because of a lack of support services available outside of major population centres, but more often it is because men are three times less likely than women to reach out for help even when it is available. Simply put, men tend to suffer in silence.
We want to work to change that culture in our community here in Deloraine and the surrounding region – and so we are launching a new initiative to provide a space for men to connect with other men, to share stories and build friendships and support networks.
On the 4th Friday of each month, starting August 23rd, Deloraine Anglican invites you to come and join us for Blokes Beer and Bbq at St Mark’s. Each month we will share some food, a beer or two and have the chance to talk as men. And don’t worry if beer isn’t your thing, we’ll have other drink options available. This is an open invitation to all men in our community – regardless of age, occupation, life experience and faith background. In order to cover costs, we welcome a donation as you are able.
As we launch this new initiative we will be joined by the Bishop of Tasmania, Richard Condie, who will talk to us about Jesus the Bloke.
*statistics sourced from https://bit.ly/2K8o8NS