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.

September 19, 2020

The Workers in the Vineyard

“Are you envious because I am generous?” (Matt. 20:15) asks the landowner of his workers. What kind of question is that?  And the answer?  “Yes, we are!”  This is an […]
September 12, 2020

The Unmerciful Servant

Forgiveness is an extraordinary gift to offer and receive; it is life-changing and provides hope beyond anything that can be imagined.  It is a response which Jesus’ followers are invited […]
September 5, 2020

The Lost Ones….

In the last few years we have watched the news and seen images of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean in small boats; and watched the unravelling of the wars around […]
August 29, 2020

Take Up Your Cross…

A friend of mine reminded me recently how many Christians today believe morality means being neutral, polite and non-committal so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings.  Jesus’ rebuke to Simon Peter […]
August 22, 2020

Who Am I?

I was intrigued by someone talking on TV recently, about their identity and the multiple personas they found.  I thought I’d do the same and googled my name.  I’m sure […]
August 15, 2020

Taking A Knee

There is an extraordinary poem written by Dr Leah Schade, a minister in the Lutheran Church in the US called: ‘The Canaanite Woman Took a Knee’ which this week has […]

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.