Category Archives: Grafton Cathedral

Ending spiritual and emotional violence towards LGBTQI+ persons

A speech to the Synod of Grafton Diocese on Sunday, 23 June 2019, when moving the following motion (shown in its final amended form): That this Synod encourages the 2020 General Synod: (i) to authorise Anglican clergy to participate in … Continue reading

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with all that I have

Third Sunday after Pentecost Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton 30 June 2019   [ video ]   Through this past month of Sundays we have been reflecting on the inner dynamics of our lives as Christian people. What are our core values? … Continue reading

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Spirit of the living God

Pentecost Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 9 June 2019   [ video ] Last week we started a series of sermons that will extend across the five Sundays of June. During this month we are exploring the core of our … Continue reading

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First things first

Easter 7C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 2 June 2019       [ video ] At its last meeting, Parish Council agreed that we would use the five Sundays during June to reflect on our core mission as Christians: first … Continue reading

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Wisdom has set a table

CVAS Junior School Worship 26 May 2019 Christ Church Cathedral Grafton   [ video ] The Table stands at the centre of our worship today. It is always so for Christians. We have lots of symbols, but the Table is … Continue reading

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Love, actually (again)

Easter 5C Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton 19 May 2019   [ video ]     Love, actually (again)# # “again”, because on 23 December 2018 I preached a sermon with the same title.   There is a famous story—probably apocryphal—of a … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

Easter 4C / Mothers’ Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 12 May 2019 [ video ] It is a beautiful accident that our secular Mothers’ Day this year coincides with the Fourth Sunday of Easter, with its theme of Jesus as … Continue reading

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The eternal dance of doubt​ and faith

Earth Sunday / Easter 2C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 28 April 2019 [ video ]   Already it has been a week. It seems a lot longer, doesn’t it since Easter? Was that really just a week ago? It has been … Continue reading

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The God who says YES

Easter Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 21 April 2019 [ video ] An Easter sermon. For us the events of the past few days have been a rollercoaster experience, as we have followed Jesus through high moments of success and … Continue reading

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In memory of her

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Lent 5 (C) 7 April 2019 [ video ] A woman with a jar of expensive ointment … The episode in today’s Gospel is one of my favourite stories. It must have been a favourite story … Continue reading

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