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About gregoryjenks

Anglican priest and religion scholar. Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. Dean, Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Grafton and Rector of the Anglican Parish of Grafton. Formerly Dean at St George's College, Jerusalem. The opinions expressed in my publications, including my blog posts, are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Diocese of Grafton nor Christ Church​ Cathedral in Grafton.

Love with its sleeves rolled up

Australia Day 2020 Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 26 January 2020   [video]   For almost five months, fires have raged across large tracts of our ancient and dry continent. Who could have imagined it? And February is not yet here. … Continue reading

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Gifts exotic and rare

Feast of the Epiphany Grafton Cathedral 5 January 2020 [ video ] Here we are—almost—at the Twelfth Day of Christmas. Tomorrow (January 6) we complete the great celebration of Jesus’ birth within the Western tradition, and then tomorrow evening the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the birth of Jesus

The Christ Mass 24 & 25 December 2019 Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton [ Let Mum rest | Video ]   Around the world today millions of people will engage in various rituals to mark the birth of Jesus more than 2,000 … Continue reading

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Son of David

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A) 22 December 2019 [ video ] What a difference one week can make … Saturday last weekend we were lined up in the beautifully restored Church of the Nativity in … Continue reading

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Good news for some

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Twentieth Sunday after Pentecosts (C) 27 October 2019 [ video ] That gospel reading has two episodes, and in each of them people are coming to Jesus with hopes of finding some spiritual blessing; either for … Continue reading

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Two people walked into Grafton Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost 19(C) 20 October 2019   [ video ] Today’s Gospel presents two views of religion. It is a great little story by Jesus because it captures the big story in just a few words. Let’s … Continue reading

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Scripture trumps Constitution​

Given continuing debates around the Anglican Church of Australia and elsewhere about the status of the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Articles of Religion (commonly called “The Thirty-Nine Articles”) of 1571, it may be timely to publish the … Continue reading

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Faithful responses to climate change

  In the last couple of days, there has been some controversy around the comments made by the Principal of the Coffs Harbour Christian Community School in a newsletter distributed last Friday, the last day of term three. You can read the … Continue reading

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Season of Creation: 3. Storm Sunday

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Season of Creation, 3: Storm Sunday 15 September 2019   [ video ]   As you will have already noticed, in church today we are paying attention to the theme of storms: real ones. We are … Continue reading

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Life in all its abundance​ and diversity

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Creation Sunday 2: Fauna and Flora 8 September 2019 [ video ] During this special series, the season of creation, throughout September we are exploring various aspects of the web of life; that complex and subtle … Continue reading

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