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.

March 31, 2020

Raising from the Dead

This story of the death of Lazarus in John 11:1-45 comes at a critical time in our lives as we face into unimaginable changes to our way of living and […]
March 22, 2020

I was blind but now I see!

There are many stories about what it is like to see the world for the first time, by those who have been born blind.  If we use our imaginations in […]
March 13, 2020

New Resolutions and New Life

I wonder how many of you started the new year with fresh resolutions, or perhaps at the start of Lent.  We know there are choices to be made and we […]
February 26, 2020

Transformation and Hope

One of my favourite writers and justice activist, a woman called Arundhati Roy said of her commitment to justice and peace: ‘Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it’.  I […]
February 12, 2020

Salt and Light

I was thinking about how much salt and light I use as a matter of course, as I read this passage of scripture (Matt.5:13-20).  I thought about the variety of […]
February 7, 2020

A Recipe for Life!

There is no doubt about the focus of today’s readings in Matthew 5:1-12.  We are urged, persuaded and invited to consider how we see ourselves living, flourishing and behaving in […]

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.