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, […]

Mothering Sunday – 19th March

This fourth Sunday in Lent is Mothering Sunday, a tradition less well known in Australia than “Mother’s Day” in May, but a good opportunity for us to acknowledge mothers and mother figures among us. I’d like to encourage you to attend our Annual Vestry Meeting, at 11:30 am on Sunday. This is a good opportunity […]

Sunday 12th March

It is now full steam ahead to our Annual Vestry Meeting next Sunday.  This is the once-per-year business meeting for our parish.  All congregation members are entitled to attend.  The two main things which happen are the giving of reports about our ministry over the last year, and the election of Parish Councillors, Wardens, Parish Nominators, and (every three […]

A Fresh Start – Sunday 5th March

During the week, a God-given sleepless night led to me re-reading John Chapman’s A Fresh Start, the book I mentioned in last week’s sermon. It is a book to help someone become a Christian and to take the first few steps in the Christian life. I was reminded just what a great book it is […]

About Lent – Sunday 26th February

By Sean MacEntee - Holy Cross at Sunrise

This is the first Sunday in Lent, a season which has a very long history in the Christian church.  Because Easter is the central event of the church year, the lead up to Easter is an important time of preparation.  Lent might at first have been for new Christians to reflect, pray and discipline themselves […]

Coming Events & Some News About Religious Freedom – Sunday 19th February

Looking forward to seeing you at Church and at some of our many activities which you will read about below. You may have heard last week that the Australian Law Reform Commission handed down a discussion paper recommending major extensions to anti-discrimination law, which would severely restrict the ability of Christian schools to operate according […]

Sunday 12th February

Seen on the side of a truck recently: “Small change, big difference”. This is the slogan used to advertise the FOGO recycling program. It’s a very appealing slogan, isn’t it?  We all want to be able to make a difference, and feel good about our moral performance – preferably without a huge effort! Do you […]

Vision Sunday – Sunday 5th February

This week is our Vision Sunday, when we launch the year’s ministries.  Our mid-week groups and outreach activities (such as ESL, Playgroup and choir to name a few) are re-commencing after their summer break.  At the 9.30 am service, we will be commissioning our ministry leaders and helpers for the year’s work.  Creche and Youth […]

About Passover – Sunday 29th January

This week’s sermon is all about the Passover, which in a sense was the foundation of Israel as a nation.  Whereas Australia Day looks back to an event only a little over 200 years ago, the Passover looks back over three thousand years, and has been celebrated regularly by the Jews for that entire time!  […]

About Baptism – Sunday 22nd January

It is always a great joy when we have the opportunity to baptise children, to welcome them into God’s church.  The symbol of water baptism is one which was given by Jesus himself, who commanded his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father, Son and […]