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 25, 2022

Same Sex Marriage and the Anglican Church of Australia

This month (May 2022) saw history being made with the first positive and affirming motion brought to the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia concerning the ‘Affirmation of […]
April 30, 2022

Betrayal and Love!

This is a highly evocative story of Jesus on the beach by the Sea of Tiberias in the early morning light, speaking to weary men after a long night of […]
April 23, 2022

Doubt and Love!

The stories we believe and facts we accept are challenged in all sorts of ways.  In the middle of this Federal election for example, we are told lots of stories […]
April 16, 2022

He is Risen indeed. Hallelujah!

You may not have noticed, but the sign at the front of the church reminds us what we are celebrating today, on Easter Sunday across the world; our excitement as […]
April 16, 2022

Waiting in the Darkness!

Our time of waiting upon the Lord’s crucifixion and death, we hope is nearly over.  We have prayed and wept together and on our own.  We are hollowed out by […]
April 14, 2022

Betrayal and Love

This story told in John’s gospel (John 13:1-17,31b-35) of the last shared meal between Jesus and his disciples just before the start of the Passover is deeply moving, as we […]

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.