Sunday 4th December

It is starting to feel a bit like Christmas now, with our Christmas postcards having arrived.  The theme is “Come Let us Adore Him”.  Every year we distribute around 5000 postcards, in person and into letterboxes, to invite Randwick to join us to celebrate Christmas.  This is an important way of showing the community that […]

Advent Sunday, 27th November

This is the first Sunday in Advent, which means it is four weeks until Christmas.  I have always felt that Advent (which means “coming”) is one of the most compelling ideas in the church calendar, as it encourages us to re-live the anticipation of those who faithfully waited for the coming of the Messiah.  Luke’s […]

Sunday 20th November

After a long journey through 1 Corinthians this year, we come to the final chapter today.  (Some of you will be relieved!) Chapter 16 provides an interesting snapshot of practical ministry activities in the very early church. I hope you will also engage with the other scriptures we read in our service.  The short reading […]

Sunday 13th November

Throughout the year, as we have focussed on 1 Corinthians in sermons, you’ll have noticed that our gospel readings are following Luke (of which we’ve covered about half).  Luke often records questions asked of Jesus by his disciples or the crowds.  This shows that Jesus’ teachings got people thinking.  And if his teachings got them thinking, the […]

Sunday 6th November

We were blessed with a great congregation and perfect weather last Sunday for our special service for St Jude’s Day.  I really enjoyed both the service and lunch afterwards.  It was great to see so many people of all ages frolicking in the church grounds, with tug-of-war and games of Finska.  Thanks to everyone who […]

Sunday 30th October

This Sunday we are all gathering together for a special combined service at 10.30 am, followed by a picnic BBQ lunch in the open space of the graveyard.  I hope you will be able to stay for lunch – even if you hadn’t originally planned to do so! This week we will be celebrating St […]

Sunday 23rd October

Last weekend’s classical music concert with St Catherine’s School was a superb event, with skilled musicians performing in a beautiful atmosphere.  It was wonderful to welcome so many members of the St Catherine’s community into our church building.  We raised $730 for the Anglican Aid Pakistan Floods Appeal. This week we welcome the family of […]

16th October 2022

The week just passed was Mental Health Week.  A radio announcer reminded me on Monday that there is strong evidence for the practice of gratitude being good for mental health.  She was inviting listeners to text in about “what they were grateful for”, and each morning she read out some of these messages. (This radio […]

9th October 2022

After a few weeks’ break, I am looking forward to being “back in the saddle” and preaching again this week.  I am excited to be speaking from 1 Corinthians 14 about “How to have a powerful Christian gathering”. Amongst the tumult in our world at the moment, the big Australian Christian news was the unfortunate turn […]

2nd October 2022

This week our Student Minister Ed will be sharing with us from 1 Corinthians 14:1-12, a passage that’s all about us as a church doing what ‘edifies’ one another. When you look at our church building, it’s an impressively strong edifice. Many people worked hard to build it, and have continued to ‘edify’ and maintain […]