Category Archives: Sermons

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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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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The web of life

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton First Sunday of Creation: Ocean 1 September 2019 [ video ] Season of Creation: Ocean Sunday Well, we have no shortage of themes to consider here this morning: For starters, it’s Fathers’ Day (at least here … Continue reading

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A great cloud of witnesses

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Pentecost 10(C) 18 August 2019   [ video ] A great cloud of witnesses Once again this week, I am going to break with my usual practice and start the sermon with the second reading: another … Continue reading

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