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Gratitude

Features

Today is ‘International Buy a Priest a Beer Day’

“Everyone likes to be appreciated for their contributions and hard work. And, our clergy work extremely hard to respond to their individual calls to ordained ministry, fulfilling a huge array of tasks. So, perhaps today, or another time this month, each of us can make contact with our clergy to show our thanks for all that they do,” says Dr Stephen Harrison from the Parishes and other Mission Agencies Commission

Reflections

What have you seen?

“Might this culture of publicly saying ‘thank you’ be something that remains once COVID-19 passes. What would our world look like if such grateful messages endure beyond this time,” says Bishop John Roundhill on a new culture of gratitude he has seen emerging

Reflections

Remembering who God is

“The turmoil and suffering of the present are real and cannot be diminished or denied; however, they are not the whole or the greatest truth. Beyond them, there is God and life and love…This is our faith,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in this Easter reflection

Homilies & Addresses

Being the hands and feet of Jesus

“As the Church, we are to be the hands and the feet of Jesus on earth. We are called to reach out and to touch the lives of the untouchables in our society, those who feel excluded from the company of others, and those who are forced to live alone or in poverty,” says The Rev’d Canon Linda McWilliam in this Anti-poverty Week homily