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First Prayer Summit Update

General, News & Prayer

Friends, I attended three out of four of the inaugural Prayer Summit sessions yesterday, and they were the best hours of my day. I can report combined attendance of about 120, when previously our monthly prayer meetings were averaging 20 in total attendance, and 30 on a really rare good day. So that’s something like…

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Minister’s Letter – Month of Mission Prep

Announcements, Events, Ministers' letters, Missions, News & Prayer

The day I wrote this letter, I was praying with fellow church members and missionaries at the CMS Summer School in Katoomba. Some of our missionaries serve in a location where the government can make it difficult for people who are Christians. In one situation, employers now use a questionnaire, which includes a question that…

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AUGUST: Mission and Parish Council Update

Missions, News & Prayer

Mission Update – CMS In September, Mission of the Month giving is directed towards the Church Missionary Society. And haven’t we been blessed by the visit of S & K, with little J, over these last three weeks. What clarity and courage of Christian conviction! You may be wondering why I am referring to them…

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June: Mission & Parish Council Update

Missions, News & Prayer

Scripture Union & Bible Society In July, Mission of the Month giving is divided between Scripture Union and Bible Society. Just now, inspired by a ‘billboards on buses’ campaign in London, we are running a series of #QuoteJesus signs on our changeable church sign. The first says, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” How timely are Jesus’…

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Mission Update – CMS

Church Governance, Missions, News & Prayer

Mission Update – CMS In June, Mission of the Month giving is directed to CMS – the Church Missionary Society. Through CMS, we continue to support some wonderful link missionaries: Mal and Charissa Forrest in church pastoral work, Jordan; D & L, development work with students, East Asia. And we are entering a partnership with…

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Minister’s Letter – The Public Reading

Bible Readings, Ministers' letters, News & Prayer

Facebook currently says it’s one year since my Long Service Leave in America. There I was privileged to attend 7 services and 3 Bible study groups at 5 churches. All were friendly and Bible-based, with the gospel of Jesus central. But, at least to my way of thinking, something was missing: Bible-reading in church! In my Minister’s…

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Why call it good?

Community, News & Prayer, People, Uncategorized, View from the pew

As we approach this Easter, which will be my 89th, I share some thoughts with you… When I was a lot younger, even though I realised the significance of Good Friday, I couldn’t understand why it was called ‘Good’. But this short poem put it very clearly: Good Friday, why call it good, When on…

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New Church Sign: Pride to the Side

Community, News & Prayer, Social comment

New Church Sign: Put ya pride to the side If you wanna abide In the arms open wide: Christ crucified – Augustine of Hiphop +++ “Augustine of HipHop” is a Twitter feed (handle @hiphopaugustine)! The author expresses Christian ideas in hip-hop style, based on the theology of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) Augustine was Bishop…

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One Question for God

Events, News & Prayer, Preaching Program

What’s the one question you’d really like to ask God? Straight after Easter, we’ll tackle some of those questions. Here are the FAQs… Times 8 & 10am 5 & 7pm April 23 Why doesn’t God show himself? Why is there so much pain in the world? New Morning Times 8, 9:30 & 11am 5 &…

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AGM 2017 Summary

Church Governance, News & Prayer, People

The following were elected or appointed at our AGM on Monday 27th March 2017… Parish Wardens: David Pirie, Luke Thompson and Greg Engel; Auditor: Paul Vassallo; Parish Councillors: Rob Anderson, Lindsay Dunstan, Kade Lidden, Gavin Lowcock, Coolin Moodie, Nigel Macfarlaine, Allan Munroe, Samantha Wearing, Cat Williams; Cathedral Lay Canons: Lindsay Dunstan and Peter Kell (in addition to…

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