Category Archives: Parish

A final Sunday

Last Sunday was my final one at Holy Trinity Surrey Hills and Mont Albert. It was a sad but joyous occasion, made muted on my part because I was unwell and feeling most poorly. Fortunately my colleague, the Reverend Jenny

A final Sunday

Last Sunday was my final one at Holy Trinity Surrey Hills and Mont Albert. It was a sad but joyous occasion, made muted on my part because I was unwell and feeling most poorly. Fortunately my colleague, the Reverend Jenny

All Saints’ Croxley Green

This is the beautiful church where Jenny’s sister, the Reverend Miriam Mugan, is vicar. This morning I attended an informal kids’ service at 9.45am. They made me very welcome.  Afterwards I had a great chat over coffee with some

All Saints’ Croxley Green

This is the beautiful church where Jenny’s sister, the Reverend Miriam Mugan, is vicar. This morning I attended an informal kids’ service at 9.45am. They made me very welcome.  Afterwards I had a great chat over coffee with some

Eight churches & a synagogue 

[*Parishioner sanity warning*] Today I took 417 photos. 17 were of my thumb, shoe, the footpath or were black (possibly the inside of my pocket), 40% of the remainder were doubles (just in case the first one turned out to

Eight churches & a synagogue 

[*Parishioner sanity warning*] Today I took 417 photos. 17 were of my thumb, shoe, the footpath or were black (possibly the inside of my pocket), 40% of the remainder were doubles (just in case the first one turned out to

This is EPIC

No sooner had I ventured out of Melbourne (well, almost), than there is a change of Prime Minister. You can’t turn your back for a moment. At least this one I have met in church. They say practice makes perfect

This is EPIC

No sooner had I ventured out of Melbourne (well, almost), than there is a change of Prime Minister. You can’t turn your back for a moment. At least this one I have met in church. They say practice makes perfect

The bride was early

It is, indeed, a rare beast – the early bride. And on such a scorching hot day! I had the groom stashed in the vestry (suit + waistcoat), fortunately, so there were no visuals before the service. But it meant

The bride was early

It is, indeed, a rare beast – the early bride. And on such a scorching hot day! I had the groom stashed in the vestry (suit + waistcoat), fortunately, so there were no visuals before the service. But it meant

A bun in the oven

What ever happened to Safeway? The photo above is the queue I was in at Woolworths Balwyn this evening getting some eggs. There were about 20 people in one line with full trolleys waiting for checkout. Fortunately after about 10

A bun in the oven

What ever happened to Safeway? The photo above is the queue I was in at Woolworths Balwyn this evening getting some eggs. There were about 20 people in one line with full trolleys waiting for checkout. Fortunately after about 10

Australia Day in Surrey Hills

On Sunday 27 January we celebrated Australia Day in our parish at both 8 & 9.30am services. Our liturgy, whilst based on our normal service from A Prayer Book for Australia, augmented by other Australian prayers giving thanks for the

Australia Day in Surrey Hills

On Sunday 27 January we celebrated Australia Day in our parish at both 8 & 9.30am services. Our liturgy, whilst based on our normal service from A Prayer Book for Australia, augmented by other Australian prayers giving thanks for the