Sydney Synod Commits to Ministry in Socially Disadvantaged Areas

One of the motions we passed yesterday was something I’ve been working on for quite a while, “Ministry in socially disadvantaged areas” Ministry in socially disadvantaged areas Synod – (i) noting the “Dropping off the Edge 2015” report by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia which observes “consistent place-based disadvantage” in Australia and […]

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Suspended Sentences

I’m a big believer that the church has a responsibility at the right time to speak into matters of public political debate. We do this since we’re a part of the community, just as others are and our voice represents a significant segment of the population. But more than that we presume to know the […]

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“Breaking Bad Cycles” – Eternity Article

Earlier this month we had an article appear on the Eternity website (and in their print edition) about Break the Cycle, the charity in Macquarie Fields which I chair; “Breaking bad cycles: a ministry to Macquarie Fields”. Here’s a little excerpt. I’m really pleased with how the author, Guan Un, has done such a good […]

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A New Role, but No Change

It’s been a while since I last posted. We’ve arrived back in Australia and moved ourselves to Macquarie Fields where I’ve just begun my new role as Rector (Senior Minister) of Glenquarie Anglican Church and Chair of Break the Cycle. Macquarie Fields [wiki] is obviously a very different place to Neutral Bay [wiki] where we’ve moved from and […]

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