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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.

Doing religion

Epiphany 2BChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton17 January 2021 [ video ] Doing religion (not just supporting it) In these weeks between Christmas and Ash Wednesday we are in a period called “Epiphany.” It starts on January 6—the fabled Twelfth Day of Christmas— … Continue reading

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We Three Kings

The Feast of the EpiphanyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton3 January 2021 Matthew’s story An early Christian author, who has become known to us as “Matthew,” was preparing an enlarged edition of the Gospel according to Mark. “Mark” had appeared a couple of … Continue reading

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Transforming a world by compassionate living

This sermon for Christmas morning at Christ church Cathedral in Grafton was inspired by a beautiful paragraph in a Christmas letter from a friend in the UK.

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Mary said, Yes

There is no written text for this unplanned and unscripted sermon for the mid-week service at Christ Church Cathedral this morning, we do have a video of the sermon …

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Marana tha

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonAdvent Sunday29 November 2020 [ video ] Well, here we are: Advent Sunday 2020. A new church year has begun, and what a train wreck the last year has been!  We get to beat most people to … Continue reading

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The Great Feast

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonPentecost 19A11 October 2020 [ video ] The Table of the Lord The Table is at the centre of our faith. It is great symbol of who we are and how we become who we are. This … Continue reading

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We are not alone

… to be fully alive is to appreciate our place within the web of life in all its diversity …

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The blessing of diversity

First Sunday in Creation TimeChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton6 September 2020 [ video ] Spring has arrived, at least for those of us in the southern half of the world. We can feel and see and hear urge of creation to … Continue reading

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A G*d beyond any words

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton 13th Sunday after Pentecost 30 August 2020  [ video ] This is one of those Sundays when the lectionary offers more than one really attractive pathway for a preacher. In the Old Testament reading we have the classic … Continue reading

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The prophet and the Lebanese mother

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonEleventh Sunday after Pentecost16 August 2020 [ video ] It was the rostered day off for Jesus and his team. They had headed to the coast for a break, near the famous cities of Tyre and Sidon.  … Continue reading

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