Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

New webpages

The linked congregations to which I minister: Lancefield; Mount Macedon; Riddells Creek and Romsey, now have their own website. It can be accessed here. From now on all my sermons will be posted on my page over there and can be accessed here. And if you want somewhere to get married (not looking at any particular cohort of my friends) the Mount Macedon page has information on their wedding package.

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | , | 3 Comments

Today is the International Day of Conscientious Objection

World Council of Churches – News Release

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION SEES POSITIVE GLOBAL TREND BUT SERIOUS PROBLEMS REMAIN

In spite of a global trend to better recognize the right to conscientious objection – which is marked with an International Day on 15 May – those who exercise that right are often discriminated against, persecuted, repeatedly punished or sent to prison in many countries, first results of a study being conducted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) show. Continue reading

May 15, 2009 Posted by | Life, etc. | , | 1 Comment

Funerals

Funerals are the most exhausting services in my repertoire. Four hours from the arrival of the funeral directors with the coffin to the departure of the mourners after afternoon tea and I feel as though I’ve just put in a twenty-hour day. But when the family thank me and tell me that the service was wonderful, good, lovely, just what their mother would have wanted – nothing I do is more satisfying.

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Ministry | 2 Comments