Prayers for Formation Candidates and TiM Participants

Please pray for those who are currently in the Formation Programme in training for ordination, and for those participating in Training in Ministry (TiM)

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Christian Purposes Day Sermon

Anglican Schools Commission
Christian Purposes Day
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont
Monday 30 April 2018

Borders and Margins

When I was a school child borders and margins mattered. In all sorts of ways. In primary school it was colouring inside the lines. What some might now see as inhibiting and unhelpful and perhaps even lacking in understanding about the development of our fine motor skills. I remember the struggle and the achievement.

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Christ Church Claremont 125th Anniversary Sermon

Christ Church, Claremont
125th Anniversary
Wednesday 11 April 2018

There is photo of Bishop Parry on the wall that leads to the Archbishop’s Office in Church House. It is one of several photos along the wall showing the Bishops of the Diocese. I sometimes look at them and ponder what the life of the Anglican Church in Perth in ‘their’ day was like.

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Archbishop’s Easter Day Sermon

Easter Day
St George’s Cathedral
Sunday 1 April 2018
Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8

In a 2011 article the world-renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, was reported as saying that heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. It created something of a storm in certain quarters. In a survey taken last year it was revealed that about 72% of Australian’s are afraid of the dark. I suspect that most of us are afraid of something, real or imagined, whether it is the dark or something else entirely. Fear is alive and well for many, many people in our communities.

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Archbishop’s Good Friday Sermon

Good Friday
St George’s Cathedral
Friday 30 March 2018
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
I Corinthians 1:18-31
John 19:1-37
A lot of people will be ‘getting away from it all’ today and over the Easter weekend. Some will have
packed up the car and driven off, others will have booked a flight. In my childhood overworked and
overwrought parents packed up an old car with camping gear, fishing rods and arguing children, then
driving into the night so that the promise of fish for Good Friday breakfast could be delivered. Easter
was part of the background noise rather than main event.

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