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Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

On Ash Wednesday St Paul’s in Manuka hosted an ecumenical vigil for peace in Ukraine, organised by Bishop Mark and Canon Ben Edwards. The Ash Wednesday liturgy was adapted to commence with a prayer vigil, climaxing with the Greeting of Peace and Holy Communion....
Lockdown and Back to Church

Lockdown and Back to Church

At St Paul’s Manuka we felt very blessed that the lockdown was called after Sunday the 8th of August because that was our Parish’s Dedication Festival. We had an orchestral mass followed by a fundraiser luncheon for 160 at the Hellenic Club, so were very grateful that...
Annual Festival of Preaching

Annual Festival of Preaching

This week I ‘attended’ the Festival of Preaching hosted by St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and presented by the Church Times-Canterbury Press. To some the phrase ‘Festival of Preaching’ may seem like an oxymoron, such is the bad rap that the medium of preaching...
Profile of a Deacon

Profile of a Deacon

Since my ordination to the diaconate in February 2018, I have been learning what it means to be a deacon. Finding myself at the interface between the flock gathered and the flock dispersed, I look back into the church, and also out to the community. That feels like a...