Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Reflection: Is there more to Christmas than Santa?

The story of the Nativity, the birth of the baby Jesus to Mary in Bethlehem, is so familiar. At this time of year it’s everywhere, impossible to avoid – we hear snatches of it in the carols played in shopping centres, and catch glimpses of it in nativity scenes set up in windows or on lawns. It’s become one element of the annual festival of family and food whose imagery includes fake snow, and songs about one-horse open sleighs, and presents, and elves, and signs that say: “Santa stop here”. Continue reading


December 28, 2010 Posted by | Ministry | , , , | 1 Comment

Sermon: The women in Jesus’ genealogy

Sermon for Riddells Creek-Mount Macedon

19th of December 2010

Matthew 1:1-25

The Gospel of Matthew starts with Jesus’ genealogy. Continue reading

December 24, 2010 Posted by | Ministry | , , | 2 Comments