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.

June 12, 2021

Welcome to God’s Kingdom!

Jesus tells the two short parables in Mark’s Gospel about the Growing Seed and the Mustard Seed (4:26-34) after he has already shared the familiar kingdom of God parable of […]
June 5, 2021

Belonging to God’s Family

There is an old saying: ‘you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends’.    I thought about this as I reflected on the gospel reading from Mark 3:20-35. […]
May 29, 2021

Imagining God!

Trinity Sunday, a day full of promise, oneness and newness in God. Grappling with new ideas is hard and can make us uncomfortable.  We’ve all responded negatively when someone has […]
May 15, 2021

Living By The Power Of Prayer!

Many of us have had the experience of someone or a group of people praying for us and for our particular circumstances to be changed for the better.  I don’t […]
May 8, 2021

Mothering Creation!

I started my reflection this week by remembering being a child, as I watched our grandsons crawl over their father, climbing high, jumping with glee, with arms held firmly and […]
May 1, 2021

Risking All For Love!

I need to let you in on a secret – I have found it very hard this week to think about how to preach on God’s love and abiding 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.