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Lyn Bannerman, Lay Representative for Christ Church St Laurence, reports on the proceedings of Synod in October 2017. Her report describes debate on domestic abuse policy, gender identity, same sex marriage and a levy on parish property receipts.
Reflecting on the church, politics, war and peace, Andrew Sempell, President of Anglicans Together, asks how the church should go about fulfilling its responsibility to participate in and contribute to the ordering of society.
The historic church of St Paul's Burwood has had to build 'a shed' in the rectory grounds. It houses a pantry to help the needy.
On 13 October the life of St Edward the Confessor, King of England 1042-1066, the re-founder of Westminster Abbey is celebrated. Canonised in 1161, to this day pilgrims come to pray at his shrine. Susan Hooke reports.
Mandy Tibby, St Luke's Church, Enmore, writes: 'If you appreciate music in worship, meditation and a simple lifestyle, then you will find Taizé, France, a place of refreshment and inspiration.'
New CD released: Kurt Ison on the glorious 1892 Hill and Son organ of Christ Church St Laurence (CCSL), Sydney
This exciting new disc gives fresh voice to one of Sydney's best preserved historic organs, with a very wide variety of pieces that showcase the instrument's dual personalities as both a liturgical and concert organ. Kurt Ison is one of Australia's leading organists, having played solo concerts in prestigious venues such as St Paul's Cathedral London, Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, Washington National Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Copies can be ordered by downloading the order form or purchased from Belltower Books at Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney.
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