Category Archives: Grafton Cathedral

Turning towards life

Lent 1 (B) Christ Church Cathedral 18 February 2018 [video] Turning to life On the first Sunday of Lent you might have been expecting to hear the Gospel story of Jesus being tested by the devil during a 40 day … Continue reading

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Transfiguration … transformation … ministry

Christ Church Cathedral Last Sunday after the Epiphany 11 February 2018     [video] The story of Jesus’ transfiguration is unique because it is so different from all the other memories of Jesus that were preserved by the earliest Christians. … Continue reading

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Discernment … wisdom … conversion

Discernment Synod Eucharist Diocese of Grafton 4 February 2018 [video] Here today we begin the process of discerning the person who will serve as the next Bishop of Grafton. Here in this service we seek the guidance of God in … Continue reading

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Dean of Grafton

Text of the response by the Eighth Dean of Grafton to the community welcome at the conclusion of the installation and commissioning liturgy at Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton on Friday, 2 February 2018.   Thank you for the generous welcome … Continue reading

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Rainbow faith in an ancient land

Australia Day Service Grafton Cathedral 28 January 2018 Over this holiday weekend it is timely to reflect on what it means to be Australian, and especially what it means to us as people of faith.   Goodbye to privilege We … Continue reading

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The God who goes fishing

180121 Epiphany 3B Christ Church Cathedral Grafton [video] On this third Sunday after the Epiphany, as we are invited to reflect on those moments, when we catch a glimpse into the deeper meaning of life, the lectionary offers us some … Continue reading

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Jesus the Jewish religious progressive

Baptism of the Lord Christ Church Cathedral 7 January 2018 [Video of the sermon from 8.00 am service]   May the Spirit of God that moved across the waters of creation, may the Spirit of God that fell upon the disciples … Continue reading

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Peace to those who are far off

Midnight Mass Christ Church Cathedral 24 December 2017 [video]   In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been … Continue reading

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Hark! A herald’s voice is calling

Advent 3 (B) 17 December 2017 Christ Church Cathedral   [video] It had been my intention to speak about John the Baptist today. For two weeks in a row now, the lectionary has offered us early Christian traditions about the … Continue reading

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Anointed with the spirit of the LORD

Reflections on the first reading for the Third Sunday of Advent … Today’s lectionary offers us a rich set of classic texts for Advent. As the sermon will focus on John the Baptizer, this brief note will explore the first … Continue reading

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