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Pastoral Letter 29 Nov 2022

Pastoral Letter 29 Nov 2022

Dear family in Christ, Advent is upon us, and we will soon be ushering in the season of Christmas. The year draws to a close and we take a moment to reflect on the year past and to give thanks for the blessings and challenges of 2022. I pray this year...with gritted...

Pastoral Letter 14 July 2022

Pastoral Letter 14 July 2022

Dear family in Christ, It seems a while since my last pastoral letter and much has happened over the last month, so it’s time for a catch-up. Let me begin by expressing my and Terry’s, and the boys gratitude for your loving support and kindness during the lead up to,...

Pastoral Letter 17 June 2022

Pastoral Letter 17 June 2022

Dear family in Christ, What a whirlwind few weeks that literally finished with a whirlwind and considerable damage to our trees and minor roof damage this week! Thank you for your loving kindness and generosity on the occasion of Terry and my wedding, and the...

Pastoral Letter 31 May 2022

Pastoral Letter 31 May 2022

Dear family in Christ, I write this to you on the beginning of the week of Terry and my nuptials amidst preparations for Sunday’s service and getting our home ready for overseas travellers, and in the euphoria of the wonderful service we experienced at St. Paul’s...

Good Friday

Good Friday

For love alone...Almighty fatherLook with mercy on this your familyFor which our Lord Jesus ChristWas content to be betrayedAnd given up into the hands of wicked menAnd to suffer death upon the crossWho is alive and glorifiedWith you and the Holy SpiritOne God now and...

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday…please join us this evening at Christ Church Belleville 7pm for the commemoration of the Last Supper, washing of feet and the stripping of The Altar. An upper room did our Lord prepare...what's for dinner, a feast and plenty to the feast. The 12, true...

Transfiguration and the Problem of the World

Transfiguration and the Problem of the World

Transfiguration and the problem of the world. Jesus brought the world to its knees in the moment of transfiguration. The affirmation of sonship by God, as first echoed in the baptism of Jesus...’You are my son, my beloved’…and now very specifically, ‘This is my son,...

Epiphany 7

Epiphany 7

Thirty four years ago, I was deaconed into God’s holy church on St. Valentine’s Day at St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. I was 24 years old and felt that I’d already lived a life. I was working as an interior designer, studied Interior architecture in Melbourne and...

The Accession on Elizabeth 2

The Accession on Elizabeth 2

The Accession of Elizabeth 2 70 years of service   On the eve of my priesting in 1988, I was being tutored in the fine art of doing the Eucharistic liturgy…..how to do the service of Holy Communion. An awesome responsibility. As I went through the detailed...

Epiphany 4

Epiphany 4

Love What has love got to do with it... Everything! Working with people who lived in poverty was for me a salutary reminder of both the fragility of life and the true value of friendship and community. Out of adversity, true empathy, understanding, tolerance,...

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