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Priest-in-Charge, St. Andrew's, Springfield

The Rev'd Charlie Lacey

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The Rev’d Charlie Lacey is Priest-in-Charge at St Andrew’s, Springfield. He has a Bachelor of Theology from St Mellitus College, London.

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Articles by The Rev'd Charlie

Reflections The Rev'd Charlie Lacey Reflections

Tough Questions: When will Jesus return?

“Jesus is going to return and we cannot know when, regardless of what is happening in the world around us. However, of crucial importance to us is our state of readiness, a subject that Jesus addressed at length and is the theme of at least four parables,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from The Parish of Springfield

"Our response to the evil, chaos and uncertainty in the world around us is to remain steadfast and faithful to Christ, as we seek to live out his kingdom values" (The Rev'd Charlie Lacey, 2023)

Tough Questions: Who created God?

“If God created everything, then who created God? This question was asked by the 10-year-old grandson of a couple in our congregation, but it should not be dismissed as a childish question,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey


Tough Questions: If there is going to be a "new heaven and a new earth", why care for the environment?

“Christians are called to be heralds of the new creation, by pointing forward to the future hope that we have in Jesus. This means living today as we will live in a renewed and restored creation, where heaven and earth are one. We look forward to the day when God’s people will live in harmony with God, one another, and creation itself. Our interactions with creation in the present should point forward to this future reality,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield


Tough Questions: Who wrote the Bible and which translation should we use?

“Problems of interpretation often occur when the Bible is read one dimensionally – in other words, when it is all taken to be more or less the same genre. Confusion will always arise if we misunderstand the genre of a text that we are reading…Reading the Bible is a much richer experience when we understand the different genres and what they are meant to convey,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield