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.

December 6, 2019

When are you coming?

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of repentance and celebration as we anticipate the return of Christ.  The Latin word ‘adventus’ means ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’; […]
November 24, 2019

The Reign of Christ

Today is known as ‘The Reign of Christ’ or ‘Christ the King’.  It was introduced relatively recently into the church calendar in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Along with the […]
November 11, 2019

Resurrection and Life

This story in Luke concerning the Sadducees questioning Jesus about the resurrection, using marriage as an example, provides us with extraordinary possibilities and insights into the resurrected life.  A woman’s […]
November 11, 2019

Sermon on the Plain

Luke’s telling of the ‘Sermon on the Plain’ which we heard in the Gospel reading today is an extraordinary description for how we are to live our lives, together, you […]
October 30, 2019

Living Surprising Lives

My son recently informed me apparently, about 90% of us find ourselves living in places and doing things in our lives which we had not planned or imagined.  Thinking about […]
October 30, 2019

Let the Children and Young People Come to Me!

The recent publicity stirred up by the young Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg with her short passionate speech to the UN Climate session has had mixed responses around the world.  For […]

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.