Category Archives: Sermons

The eighth day of creation

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost. Sunday 31 May 2020 [ video ]   Everything begins in chaos Darkness Tohu vabohu, writes the ancient Hebrew poet Formless Empty Immense swirling oceans (the Deep) No light at all from any source Then … Continue reading

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Creating a Network not forming a Crowd

Palm Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 5 April 2020 [ video ]   It is Palm Sunday, a day for crowds. There were crowds in Jerusalem at Passover time 2,000 years ago … There are crowds in Jerusalem for Palm … Continue reading

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Faith community compassion generosity

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A) Grafton Cathedral 22 March 2020 [ video ] The gospel set for today is strangely apt and yet it strikes a chord that spells fear, not hope. Jesus is in Jerusalem and he encounters a … Continue reading

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Solidarity in blessings

First Sunday of Lent (Year A) Christchurch Cathedral Grafton 1 March 2020 [ video ] Perhaps not surprisingly on this first Sunday in Lent, the Bible readings chosen for today tends to focus on temptation and sin. For sure there … Continue reading

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Think different

Grafton Cathedral Epiphany 6A 16 February 2020   [ video ] Between 1997 and 2002, Apple Computers (as they were then called) had a highly successful advertising campaign that transformed perceptions of them and their products, while encouraging people to … Continue reading

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Religion that pleases God

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 9 February 2020   [ video ] Our readings today revolve around one really big idea. It is simply this: what kind of religion pleases God? You would think that after 2,000 … Continue reading

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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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