Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 25 October 2015

OS 30 Jeremiah 31: 7-9, Hebrews 7: 23-28, Mark 10: 46-52 A couple of weeks ago I spoke about begging in our city. Bartimaeus was one such beggar, sitting beside the road using his disability to evoke sympathy in order that he might get enough to survive. Meeting a person begging on the side of … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 25 October 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to Mass today. On Friday afternoon at S. Michael’s we hosted a moving commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the transport ship Marquette in the Aegean Sea by a German submarine on 23 October 1915. We were honoured to have the Governor-General Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mataparae and many … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 18 October 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we celebrate the Feast of S. Luke the Evangelist. Today we hear readings from both the Gospel of Luke and the book of the Acts of the Apostles, which are generally attributed to the same author. Luke begins his Gospel by saying that he has carefully gone over … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 11 October 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today. We gather to ‘seek the Lord and live’, as the prophet Amos puts it. This is the essence of our call to praise and worship God in all things and at all times. The purpose of our presence in the Liturgy is to recall us to this way … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 4 October 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we celebrate the Dedication Festival of this wonderful church. Last Tuesday we celebrated Michaelmas in fine style, when we praised God for S. Michael and for the angels who are our patrons. Today our focus comes on to our own church, which has been dedicated to the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 27 September 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today I am delighted that Kay and Ian Burgess are with us to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their marriage here in S. Michael’s on this very day, with Fr Baker officiating. We will add our joyful blessing and pray that they may have many more years together. The … [Read more…]