L ucy is an Anglican priest who found herself being ordained in 2014 after spending a lifetime working in the community sector in Australia while on her faith journey. She still smiles at the unexpectedness of this decision which continues to give her great joy. Her previous work as a leader and experienced CEO in the community sector highlighted the challenges facing ordinary people who must deal with the difficulties of living day to day in poverty and struggling with the inherent discrimination in many of the welfare systems in our world today.

The lack of social justice for all and the increasing tendency towards populist rhetoric and growth in hate language in our daily conversations which she calls ‘hateoric’ now point more than ever to the need to have a loving God in our lives. Lucy is adamant this does not mean a domesticated God who echoes our views and consumerist desires; she does not believe in the prosperity gospel, but believes in God who loves abundantly, who creates and blesses all of creation, and who does not exclude on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality or ability, irrespective of what we might prefer.

January 23, 2021

Good News!

Believe in the Good News! The first words Jesus says in Mark’s Gospel (1:14-20), are urgent and spoken directly to us.  This is because it is astonishingly good news and […]
January 16, 2021

Being Called!

Being ‘called’ by God is God’s extraordinary invitation to you and I to the vocation of disciple. In accepting the invitation, we also know it is not the ‘end in […]
January 9, 2021

The Water of Eternal Life

Today is a special day!  Today we celebrate the baptism of our Lord (Mark 1:4-11), a significant occasion full of joy as we are invited to reflect on our own […]
January 2, 2021

Hope in the Face of Grief

The story of the wise men visiting the baby Jesus and his parents is a surprising story of Hope (Matthew 2:1-12).  Hope which is much needed in our world today […]
December 26, 2020

Joyful Obedience!

I’m not sure what your Christmas day was like and whether you maintain habits from previous years to give a sense of security, certainty and belonging.  Given my husband and […]
December 24, 2020

The Good News!

The story of Jesus’ birth told by Luke in his Gospel (2:1-20) reminds us there are times when quiet, faithful action taking place outside the spotlight of the media and […]

Lucy’s bio


R everend Dr Lucy Morris has a strong academic background. She has a First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Theology and a Master of Philosophy degree, both from Manchester University in the UK. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Curtin University in Perth. This latter research explored Leadership, Spirituality, Ethics and Values in Non-Government Organisations and the connections between personal and organisational belief systems and cultures.

Her working life after leaving Manchester University included employment as a journalist and PR consultant and as a manager in the NHS in drug, alcohol and AIDS services in the UK. After moving to Australia, her focus was in the community services sector in WA, working for Anglicare, Mercycare, Community Vision and Baptistcare, the last two where she was CEO for nearly 15 years.