Pentecost – Sunday 28th May

This Sunday (being the 7th Sunday after Easter) is Pentecost or Whitsunday, when we mark Jesus’ pouring out of the Holy Spirit on his church (Acts 2).  The gift of the Holy Spirit is an absolutely astonishing blessing to Christian believers, because it means we know that Jesus is with us (John 14:18), as a deposit […]

About Jesus’ Ascension – Sunday 21st May

This Sunday marks Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, forty days after his Resurrection.  It is important to understand that these are two quite separate events in the history of salvation. Jesus’ resurrection was his defeat of death, returning to human life, never to die again. For the forty days after his resurrection, Jesus “presented himself to [his […]

About Mothers – Sunday 14th May

This Sunday is Mothers’ Day.  Although one could be a tad cynical about the commercial motivations of those who promote Mothers’ Day, it is also a good opportunity for us as a church to honour mothers, who are a gift to us from God, and who fill a divinely created role in our lives. You […]

About Coronation – Sunday 7th May

“Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” These were the dying words of William Tyndale, before he was burnt at the stake in 1536, for translating the Bible into English. It is entirely appropriate that we pray the same prayer for Charles, the new King of England, and of Australia, since by his own admission, he […]

About Encouragement – Sunday 30th April

Regulars will know that our family has been on holidays for the last two Sundays in New Zealand, a place which is full of the natural beauty of God’s creation.  We saw many gorgeous sights.  Another interesting thing was attending church in NZ, which yielded two contrasting Sundays.  On our first Sunday, the church was […]

About ANZAC Day – Sunday 23rd April

ANZAC Day is next week and it is often a time when the community pauses to reflect and to remember those who have given their lives in conflict in recent history to preserve the safety and freedom of people throughout the world. It is also a time to give thanks for those who are currently […]

Sunday 16th April

Last week it was wonderful to celebrate at Easter that Jesus is alive with so many of you and with so many visitors to our three Easter Sunday services. If you are one of those visitors and you’ve decided to come again, then welcome! It is wonderful to have you here with us whether it […]

Easter – Sunday 9th April

Our theme this Easter is, “He suffered. He died. He rose.” These simple deeds, which Jesus undertook for us, are what make Easter the most significant time of the year.  These deeds of Christ are quite simply the most important events in history, because they achieved nothing less than the salvation of the world. I’ve […]

About Visions – Sunday 2nd April

It is getting very close to Easter now.  I hope you can make it to tomorrow’s Working Bee (8.30 am), as we set up the church for Palm Sunday.  Don’t forget the Daylight Saving ends at 3 am on Sunday morning.  With an extra hour of sleep, it should be easy to be on time […]

Annual Vestry Meeting 2023

Last Sunday’s Annual Vestry Meeting was encouraging.  You can pick up a copy of the reports here, and see video of some of last year’s ministry events below. The following office holders were elected: Wardens: Alan Clark, Diane Hill, Philippa Skuja Parish Councillors: Tracey Bates, Crispin Arnall, Jacqui Guy, John Bennett Parish Nominators: Alan Clark, […]