Sermons

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 […]
August 10, 2020

Hope in Times of Despair

During this week I have been praying about the dreadful explosion in Beirut, and for the people affected by the horror of this latest disaster.  I have also been remembering […]
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 […]