Dear colleagues in Ministry. We are writing to all Clergy from our respective Dioceses to invite you and your people to join with us in a Lenten Conversation at The Abbey, Raymond Island, on Friday 21 February 2020 from 10am till 3.30pm. We were much encouraged by the response to our previous joint initiative in … [Read more…]

Christmas Message

Christmas Message 2019 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, every year has its mixture of good and bad. Every year has its various successes and failures. Each year has its number of unexpected and unnerving events, as well as its deep joys and successes. 2019 is no different. For many it has been a tough … [Read more…]

Year 12 Valedictory

First Sunday of Advent, Year A 30 November – 1 December 2019 Year 12 Valedictory November 2019 Message to our young adults We are familiar with the ad ‘Are we there yet?’ – its a typical question that we all face in the footsteps of our lives – Other questions – ‘What do you want … [Read more…]


31 August – 1 September 2019 CONGRATULATIONS JITHIN ANTO, CONFIDENCE MASVOSVA and PAUL ZAHAR ORDAINED DEACONS 31 AUGUST 2019 ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL – SALE Deacons enjoy a special relationship with the Bishop. They serve as he directs. This may be in a parish, or anywhere the Bishop discerns a need. Deacons are called to carry … [Read more…]

There is no turning back!

There is no turning back! Frank O’Connor in his autobiography, An Only Child, recalls vividly the night he finally decided to become a writer. He had lost his job and had no money. His neighbours regarded him as a mad good-for-nothing. Nevertheless, he gave his first public reading of something he had written. He wrote … [Read more…]

Shalom – The Gift of Peace

During the Last Supper Jesus said to the apostles, ‘Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give to you. A peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. So, do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ You will agree with me, these are indeed beautiful words. I wonder … [Read more…]

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C 28 Apr 19

Dear Parishioners and all people of good willA day of rejoicing turned into one of deep sorrow on Easter Sunday as once again people at peaceful prayer were targeted in acts of horrific and senseless violence. We pray for those who died and were injured, for their families, the people of Sri Lanka and the … [Read more…]

Easter Message 2019

View on YouTube Dear sisters and brothers in Christ. As much as we might like it to be otherwise, at times, life can be unpredictable. Just when we think we have it all sorted out something comes along and pushes us into a place that is unfamiliar. We become uncertain, unable to make sense of … [Read more…]