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Abide with me, fast falls the eventide

“As a curate in northern England 28 years ago, it was common to preside over two funerals a week. Such was the frequency of funerals that there was a shorthand phrase for the two most common hymns that were played during these services,” says Bishop John Roundhill, as he introduces readers to the new The Kingdom Come hymn, ‘We Seek Your Kingdom’

Homilies & Addresses Homilies & Addresses

Synod sermon – Friday 24 September 2021

“As we gather for this Synod I wonder what ‘strange land’ you live in? As individual people, things happen in life that can cause us to feel lost, and in a strange land, and they include the experiences of love, grief, injury, disease, ageing, and unemployment…But collectively, as a denomination of Christian faith, I think there are at least three elements of ‘strange’ in the ‘land’ we currently live in,” said Bishop Cam Venables in his sermon during Friday night’s Cathedral Synod service

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Psalm 23

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ from Psalm 23

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Psalm 144

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Finding Refuge in God’ from Psalm 144

Reflections

Paula Gooder: theologian and prolific writer

“Paula’s writing is incredibly accessible and engaging. I can still remember standing in a long queue in the Cairns Airport with her book Searching for Meaning in my hands. Even though the book is ‘academic’ – focusing on different methods of biblical interpretation or hermeneutics – I found it to be a real page-turner,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Marian Free, as she introduces the speaker for the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Clergy Summer School

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Finding myself in an enforced sabbath

“If we all hold our world before God in this time, we will surely come through this period with a deeper faith and a greater intimacy with God and one another…and if you find yourself in an enforced sabbath, as I have, sing (and draw) praise to God,” says The Rev’d Penny Jones