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Events

170615 Bishop Robert and Margie Forsyth

Journey to Israel and Jordan, escorted by Bishop Robert and Margie Forsyth 6 to 24 April 2018

Bookings and deposit by 15 June 2017
Because the great acts of God that are recorded in the Scriptures took place in the real world of human history and geography, there is nothing quite like, at least once in your life, going there and seeing for yourself. More information [PDF]
170525 Open Bible

St James Institute: Lectio Divina

4, 11, 18, 25 May 2017
Led by Julie Sheppard and Kumar Rasiah, come and read the Gospel together, using this ancient slow and reflective method. 1:00–2:00pm, Meditation Room, St James' Crypt. $10 for notes. More information and registration
170526 St Stephens Church

Friday Music Program at St Stephens Uniting Church

5, 12, 19 and 26 May, 2017
Events include: Catherine Zang (violin); Vera Marcu (viola); David Loew (cello) and Michael Deasey (organ). St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, 1:10–1:50pm. No bookings required; donation welcome. More information
170731 Papunya

Learning from Country: An Exhibition of Original Art

15 May to 31 July 2017
Learning from Country is an exhibition of original artwork and materials, from the Papunya School Book of Country and History, showcasing the journey behind a series of multi-award-winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle. Throughout this exhibition there are opportunities for guided tours and public talks. At the Rare Books Library, Fisher Library, Sydney University. Free. More information
170521 CCSL Organ

Organ recital—Christ Church St Laurence

21 May 2017
Rev Dr Daniel Dries, Rector of Christ Church St Laurence, will be the monthly recitalist on the historic 1892 Hill & Son Organ. 2:00 pm, 812 George St, Sydney (just near Railway Square). Entry by 'note' donation, no bookings are necessary. Followed by afternoon tea. More information
170521 Ross Gittins

Soundings: The Ross Gittins Story

21 May 2017
Soundings is a series of seminars and talks, touching on important issues of the day, sponsored by All Saints Anglican Church, Hunters Hill. Hear Ross Gittins, AM, Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, who shines a light on the economic impact of political decisions and who draws attention to the limitations of 'economic thinking', articulating Christian values and responsibilities. 3:30 for 4:00pm at the Church Hall, Ambrose St Hunters Hill. All welcome, commencing with drinks and nibbles. Donation at the door. More information [PDF]
170530 Michael Horsburgh

St James Institute: Understanding Church Architecture

21 May 2017 or 23 and 30 May 2017
Christians have worshipped indoors for most of their history, from catacombs to basilicas to churches of all descriptions. Hear Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh AM address such questions as whether it matters where we worship and does the location of worship help fashion it. At St James Hall, Level 1, 169 Phillip Street. More information (including times for the alternative dates) and booking details
170525 Falling Upward

St James Institute: Book Group

25 May 2017, then monthly until 28 September 2017
To be led by Fr Martin Davies, the book chosen is Richard Rohr, Falling Upwards. Book early as group is limited to 18. More information
170526 Michael Butterfield

Grand Organ Recital Series at St Marys Cathedral

26 May 2017
Hear Michael Butterfield, Assistant Director of Music at St Mary's. 7:00pm, tickets $20. More information and bookings
170527 Grand Tour

St James King St Concert Series—The Grand Tour: A Baroque Road Trip

27 May 2017
St James Choir, and instrumentalists, will take you on a journey through Europe, through music which is steeped in the wonderment of the European Baroque period. 5pm at St James Church. More information and booking details
170527 Fr Timothy Radcliffe

Catalyst for Renewal: Forum with Fr Timothy Radcliffe

27 May 2017
You are warmly invited to this forum, at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield. There will be two sessions on the topics: 'What Hope can we offer the Young? Lessons from the Frontline with ISIS' and 'Making Place for the Conscience of the Laity today—the Challenge of Amoris Laetitia'. More information and booking details [PDF]
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Eremos: Intensive Journal—Life Context Workshop

27, 28 May 2017
The Intensive Journal® combines one of the oldest methods of self-exploration, keeping a journal, with a structured format that enables you to get to know the inner core of your life on an ever-deeper level. It empowers you to gain a fuller perspective of your life and unlock hidden creative potential. Commences 9:30am each day, at The Grail, 22 McHatton Street, North Sydney. More information and booking details
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NSW Ecumenical Council: Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

30 May 2017
To celebrate this week, there will be an ecumenical worship service at 7pm at Ashfield Parish Mission, 180 Liverpool Rd Ashfield, followed by dinner. More information and registration
170630 St Stephens Church

Friday Music Program at St Stephens Uniting Church

2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 June 2017
Events include Phoebe Gardner (violin); David Leow (cello); Divas on Demand; The Sirius Ensemble; Heather Moen-Boyd (organ). St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, 1:10–1:50pm. No bookings required, donation welcome. More information
170603 Archbishop Howard Mowll

Anglican Historical Society: A Memorable Nine Weeks

3 June 2017
Dr Stuart Braga will speak about the late Archbishop Mowll's memoirs, so titled, concerning his nine week post WW II tour in West China to commemorate the jubilee of the West China Mission. The late Archbishop was the first non-military visitor to Hong Kong following the cessation of the war. 1.00 to 4.00 pm at the Lawson Room, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. (Note the venue change.) Cost: donation to help cover room hire expenses would be appreciated. For more information email Wesley Fairhall: wesleyfairhall7@gmail.com
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St James Institute: Mid-Year Studies: Pilgrim Course—The Eucharist

5, 19, 26 June and 8 July 2017 or
6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2017

Led by Sue Mackenzie, these courses will be run either at Chatswood (first option) or at St James Hall. You will study how Christians know and worship God, examining the reasons why The Eucharist is celebrated as a memorial of Christ's saving passion and stands at the very heart of Christian worship. Free to attend, $10 for the booklet. More information and booking details
170606 Dr Winton Higgins

Aquinas Academy Course: The Politics of Decency

6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2017
'The politics of decency' refers to guidelines for political decision-making and civic activism that cultivate decent societies with no second-class citizens. The presenter, Dr Winton Higgins is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Technology in Sydney and a board member of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 10am to 12 noon at Level 5, 141 Harrington St, The Rocks. Cost: $144. More information and registration
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Spirituality in the Pub: Looking forward, looking back

7 June 2017
Commemorating and celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Speakers: Rev Mark Lieschke, Bishop, NSW District, Lutheran Church of Australia and Debra Snoddy, a Catholic theologian and Scripture Scholar. As usual, 7:30–9:00pm at the Paddington RSL, 220 Oxford St Paddington. All welcome. More information
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Aquinas Academy Course: Writing Your Life (1)—A Freeing Journey

7, 14, 21 and 28 June 2017
Fun, stimulating techniques for recording your life, with your memories coming alive, for you and your family. In looking at where you have been, what you have done and felt over the years, you will have new insights, new freedom and growth. Presented by Catherine Hammond who has degrees in education, creative writing and philosophy and who has worked closely with life-story writers. 10am to 12 noon at Level 5, 141 Harrington St, The Rocks. Cost: $144. More information and registration
170609 Jeremy Filsell

Grand Organ Recital Series at St Marys Cathedral

9 June 2017
Hear Jeremy Filsell, Washington National Cathedral. 7:00pm; tickets $20. More information and bookings
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NSW Ecumenical Council: Annual Fund Raising Dinner

10 June 2017
You are cordially invited to this dinner at the Via Della Spiga Restaurant in North Sydney at 6pm for 6:30. Dinner speaker is the Archbishop and Metropolitan of The Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon, His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, who is the leader of the Assyrian Church in the Oceania region. His topic is about the past, present and future of the Christian Church in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. More information and booking details
170616 CCSL Organ

Organ recital—Christ Church St Laurence

16 June 2017
Titus Grenyer, Organ Scholar, St James King Street, will be the monthly recitalist on the historic 1892 Hill & Son Organ. 2:00 pm, 812 George St, Sydney (just near Railway Square). Entry by 'note' donation, no bookings are necessary. Followed by afternoon tea. More information
170618 The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

St James Institute: Communism and Faith in North Korea

18 June 2017
Hear The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Dr Christopher Richardson on the topic of life under communism and its impact upon religious faith in North Korea. At St James Hall, Level 1, 169 Phillip Street. 2 to 4:30pm, refreshments included. $50/$40. More information and bookings
170619 Professor Amy-Jill Levine

Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Jewish Scholar of the New Testament, visiting Sydney

19 June 2017
Professor Levine, a renowned international scholar, expert in the New Testament and a faithful Jewish woman, maintains that to understand Jesus and the Gospels better, one must look at them through the lens of first century Judaism. Speaking at the request of Good Samaritan Education, Prof. Levine will explore the parables, with a special focus on the parable of the Good Samaritan, and women in scripture. From 9:00am to 3:15pm at the Trixie Forest Centre, St Scholastica's College, Glebe Point, Sydney. $25 including morning tea and lunch. More information and registration
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Sisters of the Good Samaritans: Exploring in Song—the Sacred Journey of Teresa of Avila

22 June OR 24 June 2017
Come and experience guided musical meditations through the 'seven mansions or rooms', present within the spiritual heart of every human being, as inspired by the writings of St Teresa. Carmel Baynie is a world renowned sacred music singer and workshop facilitator.10:00 am–3:30 pm. $30, morning tea provided, BYO lunch. At Mount St Benedict Centre, 449D Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills. More information and registration
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Spirituality in the Pub: Reconciliation and Healing (NAIDOC Week)

5 July 2017
Speakers are Norma Tracey, social worker, psychoanalytic therapist and Founder of Gunawirra; and Graham Toomey, Aboriginal artist. As usual, 7:30–9:00pm at the Paddington RSL, 220 Oxford St Paddington. All welcome. More information
170728 St Stephens Church

Friday Music Program at St Stephens Uniting Church

7, 14, 21, 28 July 2017
Events include Vera Marcu (viola); Elizabeth Park and Agus Sandjaya (cello and pianoforte); Roman Rudnytsky, USA (pianoforte); and Daniel and Peta Dries (organ and violin). St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, 1:10–1:50pm. No bookings required, donation welcome. More information
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Sisters of the Good Samaritans: Praying with Poetry

8 July 2017
Led by Good Samaritan Sister Glenda Bourke, who has taught at Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne for many years, you will explore ways in which poetry can lead to prayer by sharing some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that poets lay before us. Examine the way in which poets use images, rhythms and techniques that continue to enrich and surprise us. 10am to 3:30pm at Mount St Benedict Centre, 449D Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills. $30. Morning tea provided, BYO lunch. More information and booking details
170709 David Tacy

Eremos: The Return of the Sacred in an Age of Terror

9 July 2017
Second in a series of Eremos addresses on 'What in the World is going on?' Hear the challenging address by David Tacey at St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 17 Mackenzie St Lavender Bay. 1:30 to 3 pm. David Tacey is Emeritus Professor of Humanities, La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Research Professor of Public Theology at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra. More information and registration
170709 Fr Laurence Freeman

Australian Christian Meditation Community: 2017 National Retreat

9 to 14 July 2017
Days of reflection and quiet meditation in beautiful grounds. Fr Laurence Freeman OSB will speak each morning on 'Finding Oneself'. There will be daily contemplative ecumenical Eucharists. At St Ignatius' College, Riverview. More information and booking details [PDF]
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Moore Theological College: Why the Reformation still matters

19 July 2017
You are invited to this public lecture by Graham Cole, former member of the Moore College faculty and now Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago. At 7 to 9pm, 1 King St Newtown. More information
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St James Institute: Pilgrimages

22 July 2017
Gordon Cooper, a St James's parishioner and their Honorary Archivist, will explore the theology behind pilgrimages, a feature of Christian devotion for centuries, and the extent to which this theology was reflected in popular understanding. The talk will be illustrated. 3:00pm to 4:30pm, St James' Hall, Level 1, 169 Phillip Street. $10, includes refreshments. More information and registration
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St James King St Concert Series: Pilgrimage to the Field of Stars

22 July 2017
Marking the Feast of St James' and inspired by the Camino de Santiago, trace the journey through France and Spain with The Choir of St James'. Indulge in music associated with pilgrimage and the search for spiritual nourishment. 5pm at St James Church. More information and registration
170723 CCSL Organ

Organ recital—Christ Church St Laurence

23 July 2017
Stacey Xiaoyu Yang (USA) will be the monthly recitalist on the historic 1892 Hill & Son Organ. 2:00 pm, 812 George St, Sydney (just near Railway Square). Entry by 'note' donation, no bookings are necessary. Followed by afternoon tea. More information
170728 DanielCook

Grand Organ Recital Series at St Marys Cathedral

28 July 2017
Hear Daniel Cook, organist at Westminster Abbey, London. 7:00 to 8:30pm; tickets $20. Bookings
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Spirituality in the Pub: Building a Sense of Belonging

2 August 2017
Speakers will share stories of fear and acceptance when arriving in Australia as immigrants and refugees. Speakers are: Dr Kooshyar and Dr Clare Cunningham. As usual, 7:30–9:00pm at the Paddington RSL, 220 Oxford St Paddington. All welcome. More information
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Moore Theological College: Annual Lecture Series

3 August 2017
This annual series, held at the College at 1 King St, Newtown, will be for the period 3 to 11 August, the opening lecture being on 3 August at 8pm. Topic: Reformation Preaching and the Modern Mind. Lecturer: Carl Truman, church historian and currently at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. More information
170825 St Stephens Church

Friday Music Program at St Stephens Uniting Church

4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2017
Events include Judith Rough (soprano); Geoffrey Gartner (violoncello); The Sydney Camerata with Mathisha Panagoda (violoncello); and Nico Tjoelker (organ). St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, 1:10-1:50pm. No bookings required, donation welcome. More information
170820 Right Reverend Stephen Pickard

St James Institute: Slow Church for an Anxious Time

20 August 2017
Hear the Right Reverend Prof Stephen Pickard. The idea of slow church takes its cue from Michael Leunig's line in Another Way of Being 'nothing can be loved at speed'. 2:00–4:00pm. St James' Hall, Level 1, 169 Phillip Street. $30/$25 More information and registration
170820 CCSL Organ

Organ recital: Christ Church St Laurence

20 August 2017
Alvise Mason (Venice) will be the monthly recitalist on the historic 1892 Hill & Son Organ. 2:00 pm, 812 George St, Sydney (just near Railway Square). Entry by 'note' donation, no bookings are necessary. Followed by afternoon tea. More information
170825 David Drury

Grand Organ Recital Series at St Marys Cathedral

25 August 2017
Hear David Drury, well known Sydney organist 7:00–8:30pm; tickets $20. Bookings More information and bookings
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Moore Theological College: Reformation Rally

26 August 2017
This event, held at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, will be a morning of hearing Archbishop Glenn Davies, Gerald Bray and Kanishka Raffel each present a paper on a significant character from the reformation and what we can learn from them today. 9:30am to 1pm. Tea and coffee at 9am. Free. No registration required. More information