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Update from David Mansfield on Lord Howe Island A good number of you have been sending emails, messages and ringing up to see how I survived the storm. So I thought I’d give you a quick update. It was a hairy night. Little sleep as the wind and rain swept though, trees fell and things […]
A Rare Opportunity To Hear Dr Andrew Browning making an extraordinary difference world wide. Dr Andrew Browning is one of the great ones in modern Australian mission history. A convinced and committed Evangelical Christian, one of the top fistula surgeons in the world, chairing a world panel on this life changing surgery. Trained with Dr […]
Confusion seems to reign over why 26th January was the date for Australia Day (setting aside the issue of whether a better date could be chosen out of respect for the feelings of our indigenous brethren). Was it the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook as some claimed, or the date when the first people were […]
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February starts with 2 Significant Sundays Yes I know every Sunday when God’s people meet is important and vital, but especially for the next 2 Sundays. On 2nd February we hold our annual Vision Sunday and 9th February Commissioning Sunday. Each year at this time we focus on what we believe God is calling us […]
Atheism is declining and faith growing – that’s the big picture That’s not what we’d expect if we just take a western view. But if we take a world view over the past 50 years, that’s the fact. In 1970, there 165 million people identified as atheists and 1.2 billion as Christian, In 2019, atheists […]
We all have to do better! That was the message church leaders received at Interfaith Forum on Domestic Violence (DV) I attended this week. It was a privilege and a challenge to be there. The picture of DV in our society is an awful one. One woman is killed every week. 1 in every 3 […]
2020 Regional Mission & Our Renewed Vision In 2020 our Bishop Peter Hayward has invited all the Parishes to again work together in mission – the same theme will be used that many engaged with last time ie. “Jesus is …. ? An open question that provoked conversation last time but this time we won’t […]
Sunday 22nd December At all 4 services there will be the “Two Trees of Christmas” and will include our popular and poignant “tree of remembrance”. Those attending will be invited, if they wish, to place on a tree, the names on those they are missing this Christmas, separated by distance, difficulties or death. A […]