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.

April 10, 2021

Peace Be With You!

‘Peace be with you’ are familiar words from Jesus and each other.  We say the words and share the peace with one another. We seek it in our regular prayers […]
April 3, 2021

Will You Follow Jesus? An Easter Sunday Reflection

The gospel stories give us an invitation, an open ending for a new chapter ready to be written for God’s creation, for our world.   We are all presented with a […]
April 3, 2021

We are Waiting! We are Ready! Easter Saturday Vigil Reflection

We have travelled a great distance, you and I in these last few weeks during lent, and we find ourselves now in an extraordinary liminal space; in in-between times we […]
April 3, 2021

Loneliness and Trust. A Good Friday Reflection

There is something incredibly lonely about these final steps in Jesus’ journey to the cross and his arrest, torture, crucifixion and death (John Ch’s 18-19).    In the middle of the […]
April 3, 2021

Betrayal and Love. A Maundy Thursday Reflection

I wonder if the most difficult and challenging of acts with which to be reconciled, is the one of betrayal.  Betrayal by a loved one or a friend, or perhaps […]
March 27, 2021

My God! Why Have You Forsaken Me?

One of the things I have reflected upon in recent debates about discrimination with our treatment of people who are black, women, asylum seekers, people who identify with the LGBTQI […]

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.