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How to Organise a Bunfight in a Bakery – and Other Ministry Skills

In my four and a half years in Canberra I’ve been stunned by the high turnover of ministers in parishes and by frustrations experienced by parishes to find someone suitable. It would be easy to cast blame on either group for these trends. But that is a mistake: at the...

St Mark’s – The Next Forty Years

I have been thinking a lot lately about ministers. All ministers, whether bishops, priests, deacons, or lay people. Our church is based on ministers—ok, no, our church is based on Christ; but what happens next happens through ministers. When Paul wrote to the...
Sew and tell the gospel

Sew and tell the gospel

Former CSU students and college friends of 13 years, Maryann Webb (mother and primary school teacher) and Ali Robinson (mother and lecturer/former student of St Mark’s National Theological Centre), along with several volunteers, have founded an Australian charity with...