July 18, 2020

Shining a Light into our Darkness

A few years ago I was driving home late one night listening to the radio after attending a function in Perth.  The host was speaking to a man working in […]
July 11, 2020

The Gleanings of the Field

About 18 years ago, my father asked me if I had considered being ordained as a priest.  I remember the occasion vividly as I was packing up to come back […]
July 4, 2020

A Child’s Trust

I have wonderful memories of watching my son play with his two small boys, our grandsons.   Throwing them in the air and catching them, holding and letting go, the rough […]
June 27, 2020

A True Welcome

I remember very clearly, as if it were only yesterday, the death of a young man, who was killed when he was struggling with depression.  He had been brought up […]
June 20, 2020

Fear and Love

Our inability and unwillingness to speak about fear and what frightens us, and Jesus’ clear expectation we will face division and brokenness in our lives because of the world’s response […]
June 13, 2020

No Justice No Peace

I have been continuing to read this week about the Black Lives Matter movement, trying to understand what is happening, to see what I can do as I hear the […]
May 30, 2020

Forgiveness and Love

It is wonderful to be here in church with you on the ‘church’s birthday’, the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter and 10 days since we celebrated Jesus’ ascension […]
May 16, 2020


One of the great gifts of John’s Gospel is the insight and understanding offered to all disciples and would-be followers; there is nothing conditional about Jesus’ message or his love […]
May 9, 2020

Trust and Faith

Our willingness and capacity to trust is frequently tested in our world today.  Depending on the issue and the individuals concerned we heap on the scorn and reject invitations to […]
May 2, 2020

Gateways and Choices

I have been wondering what it is about Jesus which has persuaded you he is the Messiah and the one to follow in your faith journey?  What have been the […]
April 26, 2020

The Road to Emmaus – Two friends and a stranger walking….

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight O Lord, our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier.  Amen. The story of two […]
April 20, 2020

Fear and Peace

‘The doors were locked for fear…’  and Jesus said:  ‘Peace be with you.’ (John 20:19) Fear has gripped many parts of the world over the last few weeks, and understandably […]