Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

If you’re looking for me now …

… go here! I’ve moved from Romsey to Williamstown, and have a new blog to go with my new placement and new address.


March 26, 2013 Posted by | Life, etc. | , | Leave a comment

Book review: The Girlfriends’ Clergy Companion: Surviving and Thriving in Ministry

The Girlfriends’ Clergy Companion: Surviving and Thriving in Ministry
Melissa Lynn DeRosia, Marianne J. Grano, Amy Morgan, and Amanda Adams Riley

Alban, 2011
ISBN 978-1-56699-418-7

Don’t be put off by the title

This probably says more about me than the book, but I was a little disconcerted when David of Uniting Church Resources gave me a copy of The Girlfriends’ Clergy Companion, complete with floral cover, and said that he’d ordered it thinking of me. In my head the collective noun ‘girlfriends’ is more likely to refer to a group of drag queens traversing the desert than to a group of my ministry peers. But once I got over the title (and the flowers) I found this an extremely helpful book. Continue reading

February 17, 2012 Posted by | Ministry | , , , | 1 Comment

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.

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

Hello to lurkers – and my God complex

This might be a sign of my complete idiocy, but I actually forget that when I make entries in this blog there are people out there in the real world who read it. Well, I know that Pete reads it, and Alex, and Olivia, and Paul, because you comment on it. But then occasionally I check the blog stats, and find things like the bizarrely high number of people who have read my Boxing Day post. Who are these people? Why on earth are there people interested in how I spent Boxing Day? Did they accidenatlly end up on my blog while researching the Boxing Day sales?

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February 11, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | , , , | 6 Comments