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.

July 4, 2020

A Child’s Trust

I have wonderful memories of watching my son play with his two small boys, our grandsons.   Throwing them in the air and catching them, holding and letting go, the rough […]
June 27, 2020

A True Welcome

I remember very clearly, as if it were only yesterday, the death of a young man, who was killed when he was struggling with depression.  He had been brought up […]
June 20, 2020

Fear and Love

Our inability and unwillingness to speak about fear and what frightens us, and Jesus’ clear expectation we will face division and brokenness in our lives because of the world’s response […]
June 13, 2020

No Justice No Peace

I have been continuing to read this week about the Black Lives Matter movement, trying to understand what is happening, to see what I can do as I hear the […]
May 30, 2020

Forgiveness and Love

It is wonderful to be here in church with you on the ‘church’s birthday’, the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter and 10 days since we celebrated Jesus’ ascension […]
May 16, 2020

Love

One of the great gifts of John’s Gospel is the insight and understanding offered to all disciples and would-be followers; there is nothing conditional about Jesus’ message or his love […]

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.