October 19, 2019

An extract from the Dean's sermon on Sunday, 20 October 2019:

Two people head into Grafton Cathedral.

They were both going to prayer. Maybe to light a candle, or perhaps just to sit quietly and absorb the holiness of the place.

The second person does not come into the Cat...

Pentecost 18 Jeremiah 29:1-4 Psalm 66 1-11, 2 Timothy 2 8-15 Luke 17:11-19

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

This week some much loved members of our community of faith have reached the end of their earthly life and died. As we remem...

September 28, 2019

A sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton

Archdeacon Wayne Brighton, Rector of Holy Covenant Church, Canberra

Festival of St Michael and All Angels
29 September 2019

DANIEL 7.9-10, 13-14, REVELATION 12.7-12, JOHN 1.45-51.

INTRODUCTION

One of my all-time favourite films i...

September 14, 2019

Extract from a sermon by the Dean on the Third Sunday in Creation: Storm Sunday (15 September 2019):

In the next chapter of Genesis, God will breathe into the nostrils of the new Earth creature that has been created. When the breath of God comes into the Earthling, then...

September 7, 2019

Extract from a sermon by the Dean on the Second Sunday in Creation: Fauna and & Sunday (8 September 2019):

There is a similar diversity among the plants, but we tend not to relate to our plants in quite the same way we engage with at least some of the animals.

...

August 31, 2019

Extract from a sermon by the Dean on the First Sunday in Creation: Ocean Sunday (1 September 2019):

On this first Sunday of Creation we pause and reflect on the ocean, where all life began. We appreciate our intimate connection with oceans, seas, lake and rivers. And we...

190825 Pentecost 11C Jeremiah 1:4-10 Ps 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

After King Solomon’s death the united kingdom of Israel had split into rival northern and southern kingdoms.  The norther...

August 18, 2019

An extract from the Dean's sermon for Sunday, 18 August 2019:

We look to Jesus as we find ourselves ‘running the race’ with all those other people now in the grandstands, as it were, cheering us on.

He is the source of our faith, and benchmark for our own faithfulness to...

190728 Pentecost 7C: Hosea 1:2–10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6–15; Luke 11:1–13.

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

The book of Hosea is a love story – real, tragic, and true.  Transcending the tale of a young man and his wife,  it tells...