Dean's Forum


Join us on the first Sunday of the month for a stimulating forum led by our Dean, Dr Greg Jenks, as we explore the Bible, Christian faith in the modern world, justice and peace, eco-theology, and any faith questions that you want addressed.



Where and When


In the Parish Centre within the Cathedral gardens. Enter from Duke Street between the cottages.


11.00am—12 noon, on the first Sunday each month (excluding January)


Join us at 9.00am for contemporary worship with deep roots in the ancient traditions of Christianity, or just arrive around 10.45am in time for the Dean's Forum to commence.




2019 Spring series (September/November)


September 1Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Relations (The Dean)


In light of recurring acts of violence at least partly motivated by religion, how do we reclaim a more constructive sense of our mutual relations as Christians and Muslims? This session will offer the same materials as the public lecture presented by the Dean for Coffs Harbour Inter-Church Council on Friday, 9 August.


October 6Faith-based responses to climate change (The Revd Peter Moore)


Fr Peter Moore is an accredited climate change workshop facilitator and a member of ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change). In this session, we will be updated on the latest data as well as practical ways for people of faith to respond to the crisis our planet is now facing.


November 3Introduction to the Year of Matthew (The Dean)


At the beginning of December, we start a new liturgical year during which we focus especially on the way that the Gospel of Matthew interprets the meaning of Jesus. After a year of listening closely to Luke's take on Jesus, in the coming year we will be hearing how Matthew understands Jesus. This seminar will help us prepare to spend a year with Matthew as we explore the meaning of Jesus for us today.



Earlier sessions in the 2019 Series


February 3—Introduction to the Year of Luke (The Dean) 

March 3—Mindfulness for Christians (John Shearer)

April 7—User's Guide to Holy Week (The Dean)

May 5—Anglicare: Hope in action (Estelle Graham, CEO Anglicare North Coast)

June 2—Compassionate Grafton (The Dean)

July 7—History, imagination and Meaning (The Dean)










Spring series 2018 (September/November)

November 11       Intentional Discipleship

November 04       The Five Marks of Mission

October 07           Spiritual Practice

September 23      The Bible 

September 16      Disciples of Jesus

September 09      Anglican Christianity

Winter Series 2018 (June/August)



180826 – Excavating St Paul

180819 – Excavating the Gospels, 2

180812 – Excavating the Gospels, 1

180624 – Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in the Holy Land

180610 – Excavating the Lord's Prayer 

180603 – Reconciliation as Mission (Lenore Parker)



Autumn Series 2018 (April/May)


180513 – Nazareth in the First Century 

180506 – Mapping the Holy Land 

180422 10 Key Dates in the Bible (New Testament)

180415 – 10 Key Dates in the Bible (Old Testament)
















Grafton Cathedral
8 Duke St, Grafton

Holy Apostles, Copmanhurst
Sussex St, Copmanhurst

All Saints Church, Lawrence
Cnr Ward St & High St, Lawrence


8–12 Duke St, Grafton


02 6642 2844


PO Box 258

Grafton, NSW 2460


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