New book about the Anglican Church and Community in Melbourne during the Great War

For God, King and Country: The Anglican Church and Community in Melbourne during the Great War by Bradley S. Billings
Published by Morning Star Publishing 15th April 2016  ISBN: 9780994264589 RRP$24.95

For God, King and Country FRONT COVER Revised.8.1.2016

In every suburb and town, in every church and school, sporting group, or other community organisation, which existed in some form in 1914, there is to be   found a Roll of Honour, or other plaque or memorial, relating to the role played by the men and women of that community in the Great War 1914-1918.
Churches were an especially important, and prominent part, of Australian life at the time, none more so, perhaps, than the Church of England (or Anglican Church) in Australia.  The Anglican Church was especially prominent in recruitment campaigns, and in a myriad of other ways, in support of the war effort at home, and was highly involved and active in the great debates over Conscription. Men affiliated with the church made up around half of all enlistments to the armed forces, and many of its clergy served as chaplains, and some as combatants.

As the series of centennial observances relating to the war years continue to occur, For God, King and Country brings to life the names inscribed on the plaques and memorials, and honour boards, in so many parish churches and other places associated with the Anglican Church, by telling their stories, in the context of the wider story of the church, its people, and the wider community, during the course of the Great War.

Making extensive use of the material culture itself in the form of memorials, together with parish records and publications, newspaper archives, songs and poetry of the war years, and other primary sources, For God, King and Country is, first and foremost, a contribution to the social history of Melbourne, and Australia, during the catastrophe that was the Great War, told through the lens of the then strong churches, and the people who formed community in them.

Purchase from Morning Star Publishing through their website here: http://morningstarpublishing.net.au/product/for-god-king-and-country/

Christmas and New year Office Closure Dates

Dear Broughton Customers,
Our offices will be closed from 12pm Wednesday 21st of December, and we will be re-opening at 9am on Thursday the 19th of January.
If you have any enquiries during this time you can email us at catalogue@broughtonpublishing.com.auWe thank you for your support throughout 2016 and wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2017.
The Team at Broughton Publishing

A Message from Bishop Ross Nicholson about copyright

A short word about pirates

We usually think of pirates as the swashbuckling heroes or seafaring villains of storybooks and movies. But nowadays the word ‘piracy’ is more often applied to those who sail digital oceans, raiding the intellectual property of movie, book and music producers.

Though some of these digital pirates have crime on their minds, most are accidental pirates, ignorant of the cost of their activities to the artists, musicians and others whose livelihood depends on royalties and licence fees, which are the equivalent of a worker’s wages.

APBA Copyright Obligations

As our society increasingly moves to digital delivery of business, entertainment and other resources, the price we once paid for items such as books, computer programs and movie tickets is being replaced by a licence fee that entitles us to use or view those materials.

It is easy to see why a book or DVD costs what it does because you can hold the product in your hand. It is more difficult to appreciate the value of a fee when the product appears on your computer or tablet screen. Even more so when you can reproduce that material and use it in your own service sheet or project it onto a screen.

However, there are real expenses to be recouped, and licence fees help to cover the cost of creative work. These licence fees are the equivalent of a wage or income to those who produce a creative piece. Every licence fee you pay helps keep those creative processes happening. Your licence fee for APBA enables Broughton Publishing to continue to make available liturgical materials that enhance Anglican ministry.

How this affects you or your Parish

If an individual or organisation reproduces, in part or whole, any of the services or materials contained in APBA, whether it be in electronic, print or projection form, a licence is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our church has bought enough copies of APBA for everyone who comes along to our services. Do we need a licence if we have the books?
If the prayer books are used only for the services you conduct, you don’t need a licence. However, if your church reproduces parts of the APBA content in any printed format such as service sheets and bulletins, or projected onto a screen then a licence is required.

We have been printing out a service sheet for years without a licence. Why do we need one now?
It has always been a condition of use of APBA that if it is reproduced in any form a licence is required. The licence fee revenue is an important part of ensuring that Broughton Publishing can fulfill its mandate to Australian Anglicans, ‘to make available liturgical materials that enhance Anglican ministry.’

Our office secretary typed up the Funeral Service and the Wedding Service why do we need a licence when she did all the work?
The work of producing the original liturgies is done by many individuals and committees of our General Synod. The licence fee covers our ownership of these liturgies, which is known as ‘intellectual property’. The intellectual property relates to the actual words of the services, and it is these words that you are licensed to use.

When we purchase a licence, how long will it last?
The licence is valid for 12 months and you will receive an invoice from us each year when your licence is up for renewal.

How do I obtain a licence for APBA?
Contact our friendly team to receive an APBA licence application form – you can find our details on the Contact Us page of our website.  We can also answer any further questions  you may have in regards to APBA and copyright.

Rt Revd Ross Nicholson
Chairman — Board of Directors
Broughton Publishing Pty Ltd — Publishing Arm of the Anglican Church in Australia

 

 

Invitation to Attend Epray Webinars- 11th and 12th of May

Dear Epray Subscriber,
You are invited to a Zoom webinar on Epray.
The epray webinars are live meetings that take place over the web.  The meeting will be a demonstration and instructional session taking you through the full use of the epray system step-by-step.
Participants can asks questions and provide feedback.  You will require a microphone and speakers in order to be able to participate and ask questions in this webinar. 

We have tried to arrange the webinars when it would be convenient for people living in the different time zones across Australia. There are four webinars scheduled over two days in the following week. Please choose the webinar that you would like to join, copy the web address and paste it into your web browser and follow the prompts.
Wednesday May 11th, 2016
4:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
3.30 pm Adelaide
2:00 pm Perth
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Wednesday May 11th, 2016
8:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
7:30 pm Adelaide
6:00 pm Perth
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Thursday May 12th, 2016
10:00 am Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
9.30 am Adelaide
8:00 am Perth
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________
Thursday May 12th, 2016
8:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
7:30 pm Adelaide
6:00 pm Perth
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________
Please note that for our webinars we will be using
This is an easy to use online meeting software that you may want to use in your own parish.
The first time you set it up you need to download software, this happens automatically when you first setup Zoom.
Please watch the video on youtube below to see how easy it is.
You can watch a Youtube video about How to Join the Zoom Meeting (webinar) here
 
Kind Regards,
Broughton Publishing

Invitation to Attend Epray Webinars

Dear Epray Subscribers,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar on Epray.

The epray webinars are live meetings that take place over the web.  The meeting will be a demonstration and instructional session taking you through the full use of the epray system step-by-step.

Participants can asks questions and provide feedback.

We have tried to arrange the webinars when it would be convenient for people living in the different time zones across Australia. There are four webinars scheduled over two days in the following week. Please choose the webinar that you would like to join, copy the web address and paste it into your web browser and follow the prompts.

Wednesday March 9, 2016
4:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
3.30 pm Adelaide
1:00 pm Perth
3:00 pm Queensland
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________

Wednesday March 9, 2016
8:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
7:30 pm Adelaide
5:00 pm Perth
7:00 pm Queensland
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday March 10, 2016
10:00 am Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
9.30 am Adelaide
7:00 am Perth
9:00 am Queensland
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________
Thursday March 10, 2016
8:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
7:30 pm Adelaide
5:00 pm Perth
7:00 pm Queensland
Please copy and paste this web address to registrar for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
__________________________________________________________________
Please note that for our webinars we will be using
This is an easy to use online meeting software that you may want to use in your own parish.
The first time you set it up you need to download software, this happens automatically when you first setup Zoom.
Please watch the video on youtube below to see how easy it is.
You can watch a Youtube video about How to Join the Zoom Meeting (webinar) here
 
Kind Regards,
Broughton Publishing

Two New Features for Epray

We are currently developing two new features for epray. The first is a listing of all hymns (titles and/or first lines) from ‘Together in Song’. This is being done with the agreement and support of Hymn Book Company.

The second development will be the uploading of Dr Charles Sherlock’s ‘Anglicans to Remember’. A brief, thumbnail will be entered alongside the appropriate date and the full text will be available as an e-pub on the epray site.

Also, you can go on to the epray site and view the training videos at no charge. The Reverend Michael Lazarus walks you through the various features of epray and explains the applications. Click on epray to access the epray videos.