January 5, 2020

An extract from a sermon by the Dean of Grafton on Sunday, 5 January 2020; the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Jesus.

So here we are celebrating this ancient legend as we wrap up our Christmas and as our Orthodox friends prepare to start their own celebrations.

And our...

December 28, 2019

191229 Christmas 1A Isaiah 63.7-9 Ps 148 Hebrews 2.10-18 Matthew 2.13-23

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

The gospel reading today is a story about the infant Jesus found only in the writings attributed to Matthew.   Matthew’s...

December 25, 2019

A Christmas sermon by the Dean of Grafton:

Around the world today millions of people will engage in various rituals to mark the birth of Jesus more than 2,000 years ago.

Not everyone will be a person of faith, but Jesus has a significance for our world that goes beyond r...

December 21, 2019

Extract from a sermon at Grafton Cathedral on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 22 December 2019:

Running through the readings set for today is the theme “son of David” as a title for Jesus.

We mostly speak about Jesus as “son of God” or even—at this time of year—as “son of M...

November 15, 2019

A sermon at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, 17 November 2019.

Pentecost 23 C
Isaiah 65:17-25,  Song of Isaiah (Is,12),   2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21: 5-19 

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

The future is...

191103 All Saints C  Daniel 7: 1-3,15-18 Psalm 149, Ephesians 1.11-23 Luke 6:20-31

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

We all find dreams and plans for our future fascinating. Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar both had dreams recorded in...

October 26, 2019

Extract from a sermon at Grafton Cathedral on Jacaranda Sunday, 27 October 2019:

​Hyperbole was one of Jesus’ favourite tools, and we certainly seem to have it in action here.

Infants are welcome, rich rulers can go to the end of the line.

Now that is good news for some,...

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...