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Church Inclusive: First Sunday of Advent: 28 November 2021

Dear Franciscans The well known spiritual writer and priest Henri Nouwen said about Advent anticipation, “Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about God for whom we are waiting.”  May these weeks in which we come together to watch, wait, wonder and wander be filled we unexpected hope … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Christ The King: 21 November 2021

Dear Franciscans This Sunday sees many riders and their bicycles gathering and enjoying greater freedom in our city.  This is wonderful and we pray for their safety and this initiative which comes with unity in a common pursuit – all 94.7 kilometres of It!   No doubt there will be some sweat and tears but also living in … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, 14 November 2021

Dear Franciscans On this Remembrance Sunday, it is hard not to reflect on the futility and tragedy of war.  Without exception we have all been affected by the impact of violence and war.  Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers.  May we seek to know what this blessedness means more each day as we act with courage … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twenty Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, 7 November 2021

Hello to you all, We welcome Rev Prof Maria Frahm Arp to share with us on Sunday. We see Maria each week on YouTube as she reflects with us, but it will be good to have her in church as part of our service! Please join us at 8.30 on Sunday in person or online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg As … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost, 31 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans As we come to the end of this month in which we have celebrated the life and ministry of St Francis, I hope you know how God calls us to live each day with the expectation that impossible things are possible by faith.  In the company of God and the company of each … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost, 24 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans St Francis encourages a way of seeing that notices and attends to the wonder of God’s creation and the call on each of our lives to love and live this.  We often miss that Francis was one of the most joyful saints.  The more he let go of worldly wealth and status, the more he … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost, 17 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans The jacarandas are beginning.  It’s that time of year when our city becomes quite beautiful.  I hope you notice and enjoy the purple avenues which are about to surround us! If you haven’t had a chance to see, please come and admire our amazing courtyard creeper.  It’s that one with lilac flowers which … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, 10 October 2021-Celebrating St Francis)

Dear Franciscans Hello to you all, As we continue to celebrate and remember our identity as Franciscans, we recall the love, joy, energy and faith St Francis lived at a time of political upheaval, corruption and a huge divide between rich and poor, need and want.  Let’s be encouraged!  Please remember our Pet Blessing service on Sunday at 10 … Continue reading

Patronal Festival, 3 October 2021

Dear Franciscans A new month, summer rains and level 1!  These are signs of life and hope as we enter our Patronal month when we celebrate the life and faith of St Francis. Do join us on Sunday for our Patronal Festival.  Ven Lynda Shimmin will share with us and there will be tea in … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, 19 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans Hello to you all Please join us on Sunday for our service – it is at 8.30 online on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg  or in person.  The pew leaflet and liturgy are attached. You are welcome to join us tomorrow (18 Sept) for the walk at The Wilds too – it is at 9.30.  Please contact … Continue reading

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