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Incarnation of Jesus

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What can we learn about mission from one of the world’s most successful religious orders?

“Being sent out in mission does not necessarily mean going somewhere far away. If God’s mission has placed you right where you are at this moment, how could mission bring hope, healing and the flourishing of life into the communities where you find yourself?” asks Brad Chapman, Missioner for the Anglican Board of Mission and Provincial Clergy Conference speaker

The Ven. Lizzie Gaitskell giving the Synod sermon at St John’s Cathedral on Friday 23 June 2023
Homilies & Addresses

Synod sermon 2023: Feast Day of John the Baptiser

“Surely, we, like John, can inhabit the challenges and tensions in our world with courage, looking outward, unconfined by the structure and the scaffolding. We can and should confound expectations: in justice, in generosity and in compassion. A new kind of future is ahead,” said The Ven. Lizzie Gaitskell in her Synod 2023 sermon


Liturgy: Making God our home

“Liturgy, then, is not first and foremost about prayer books, or rituals, or religious spaces. All of these things are meant to make audible and visible a reality that is not captured or exhausted by any of them, namely, God’s love for our embodied existence – for our flesh. The challenge of enacting liturgy is to make God’s love tangible amidst actual people and the concreteness of their lived lives,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College