Posts by Graham Crew

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Are You A Member of GAFCON? Are you a Member of Gymea Anglican?

by Graham Crew

Are You A Member of GAFCON? What is GAFCON?  Archbishop Peter Jensen describes it as the most exciting development in the Christian Church in his lifetime.  GAFCON represents 70% of the Anglican members world-wide.  Our Diocese played a major role in its development. What is GAFCON – it stands for Global Anglican Future Conference.  It […]

Father’s Day

by Graham Crew

Father’s Day – This Sunday at church is huge  – there will be a special little gift for every man at church today as we would like to celebrate all our men, but especially dads and grandads and great granddads.  In a society that often disparages masculinity, we want to affirm it  as one of […]

News from the Congo, Election 2016

by Graham Crew

Greetings from Bishop Isesomo (Butembo, DR Congo) “Thank you very much for your continual prayers and support. At the moment we are doing well, but still having some atrocities in the rural areas. But we are continuing with our daily work of the spreading of the gospel. Last week, I was invited by the humanitarians […]

The Celebration Bell

by Graham Crew

Cancer is everyone’s nightmare, but especially when it afflicts children.  I was deeply moved when I read this week one mum’s journey of love & tears, struggle & hope.  Let me share it “In the oncology clinic, there is an old-fashioned brass bell hanging on the wall. It’s called the Celebration Bell and when it’s […]

Some Perspectives on Baptism (Part 2)

by Graham Crew

Who?  If you haven’t been baptised yet or your children haven’t been, I’d encourage you to talk to one of our pastors soon.  Baptism is usually done as part of normal church services because when a person becomes a follower of Jesus, they become part of his family, the local church.  We’ll sometimes go to […]

Some Perspectives on Baptism (Part 1)

by Graham Crew

Why baptism? When a person joins a new group or team, they often don a uniform as a symbol of their belonging.  Our Christian symbol isn’t a uniform, but a special event – baptism.  However, it isn’t merely a human tradition. It is a sign (a sacrament) given by God in which God does something […]

Refugees, Elections, and the Congo

by Graham Crew

Upcoming Elections Many may be experiencing ‘election fatigue’ though the campaign is only just warming up. As you know, in 1 Peter 2 Christians are called to be the best citizens that society has. This should include voting in the most informed and conscientious way possible, and in light of Philippians 2 putting others interests […]

We All Need Heroes

by Graham Crew

We all need heroes Jane and I have a 9 year old grandson.  He is besotted with Ronaldo (for the non-footballers he is a striker for Real Madrid & Portugal, and one of the world’s best & best looking players).  Our grandson has his room covered in Ronaldo pictures, can tell me all his vital […]

Message from Katoke

by Graham Crew

Alan Watson writes to us of how he can see God working mightily among the poor of Tanzania.  A full version is available from our office. “Dear family and friends, We are enjoying a picturesque Katoke which is very green with regular seasonal rains and brilliant orange-red sunrises in the eastern sky over Lake Victoria. […]