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.

May 24, 2024

Are You Confused about God?

Celebrating Trinity Sunday is a wonderful moment in our worship calendar where we can stop and think about God and how we encounter God in our lives irrespective of the […]
May 17, 2024

A Labour of Love

Our firstborn child and son celebrated his birthday this week and I was remembering with my husband the length of my labour, my exhaustion at the end of the birthing, […]
May 13, 2024

Living Unpeacefully in an Unpeaceful World

Our story today is about our capacity and willingness to live in unity and faith in the God of love, in the face of evil and wickedness.  We have been […]
May 4, 2024

Beloved – Forever!

I wonder if you looked around your church and thought about your church community, would you be willing to die for the people sitting in these pews, these your church […]
April 24, 2024

Lamentation – Violence in our Homes!

The Anglican Church of Australia acknowledges and laments the domestic and family violence suffered by our members and repents of the collusion, wilful ignorance and enabling of times, places and […]
April 24, 2024

Being Pruned?!

We lived for a time in WA, in the Swan Valley, a region filled with vineyards, sandy, rocky soils, and wine!  The hard pruning was done during summer and at […]

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.