Letter from the Vicar 31 May 2015

Dear Friends, We welcome you today as we gather to celebrate the festival of the most Holy Trinity. In the past six months or so we have followed the story of the incarnation, from the Annunciation to Mary, through the birth of Jesus, his life and ministry, his death on the cross and his resurrection … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 24 May 2015

Pentecost 2015 Acts 2: 1-21, Romans 8: 22-27, John 20: 19-23 A week or so ago members of the Parish Trust and the new Vestry met at the Community of the Sacred Name for a day of prayer and to begin to take stock of the situation that St Michael’s finds itself in with regard … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 24 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s as we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is a joyful feast where we recall the very essence of the Church is created as the Spirit is poured out on all present. One thing that always stands … [Read more…]

Letter from the People’s Warden 17 May 2015

Dear Friends, On Thursday evening a number of us joined our S. Luke’s friends in the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension. For many years we have been their willing guests, and it was great to celebrate with them at the Knox Centre, their current worship venue. As we remember the ascent of Jesus … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 10 May 2015

Easter 6 Acts 10: 44-48, 1 John 5: 1-6, John 15: 9-17 10.05.2015 “You did not choose me but I chose you,” was a favourite verse of my dear friend and mentor Robin Smith, a priest of this diocese. It’s quite a confronting verse for people these days who might think that I’ll decide my … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 10 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s as we continue to celebrate the risen life of our Lord in these great fifty days of Easter. Today we continue the theme of drawing close to our risen Lord by abiding with him in love. I am delighted, too, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 3 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we continue celebrating the risen life of Christ. During the great fifty days of Easter the focus of our Gospel readings shifts from its initial gaze upon the appearances of Jesus following his resurrection to the way his … [Read more…]

Letter from the People’s Warden 26 April 2015

Dear Friends, As a nation we have joined with each other in the remembrance of Anzac Day and the effects that war has had on all families in this country. We join also with our Australian brothers and sisters in their remembrance. I remember the Anzac services that I attended as a child, compulsory for … [Read more…]