When people find out that I am a minister (and not the political kind) often their first question is 'what do you do?' Do you lead worship /mass/ services on Sundays? Often people struggle for the words to describe this. I answer that I do. Then sometimes, the next question people ask is 'but what do you do on the other...

Last year during the national debate about Marriage Equality in Australia, Richmond Uniting Church Council voted to display posters supporting marriage equality out the front of our church.  This decision was made knowing that not all Uniting Church’s shared this view, but out of the deep concern that some Christian churches were claiming to speak for all Christians, as they...

Maundy Thursday 29th March at 7.30pm in the courtyard Leaning into the story of the night Jesus was betrayed Good Friday 30th March 2018 at 9am Gathering at the foot of the scandalous cross Ecumenical Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 10.30am Beginning in Citizens’ Park, Church Street, we will walk together Easter Day Sunday 1st April at 10am Celebrating the wonder of the Divine’s...

What do you hunger for? This is one of the two questions we are attending to at Richmond Uniting during Lent. The second question is: How might you respond with compassion to hunger in the world in a new way? We are seeking to attend to both these questions during Lent and to take up practices that correspond to our answers, both in...

I was recently asked by someone whether I felt under attack. They asked because I am a Christian and a Christian Minister. They wondered if I felt like I was being hassled or harangued, accused or silenced in our culture, because of my faith. I suspect the question was prompted by the recent rhetoric of politicians, both in Australia and internationally, who...

If you are looking forward to Christmas or dreading Christmas, if you go to church regularly or never go to church, if you are super busy or bored, you are invited to come along to Beer and Carols. This is a friendly, no pressure, event hosted by Richmond Uniting and Chalice - Northcote Uniting at the warm and inviting Wesley Anne...

I am not gay.  I am a Christian.  I am a Minister.  When the Marriage Equality survey vote results were announced I cried. I cried with tears of joy and sorrow. The tears of joy were for my friends who are gay and queer. I also cried tears of joy for all the people around Australia whose non-heterosexual relationships were being...

All Saints' Service on the Steps 6pm Wednesday 1st November 2017 On the Richmond Uniting Church Steps - 304 Church St Richmond In a culture bereft of rituals, an opportunity to pause, remember and light a candle for loved ones who have died through overdose, through illness, through accident, through suicide.   All very welcome to attend...

  I love being in ministry in Richmond. It is not just because the Tigers have been my team since I was a child. It is not just because being located in the inner city means that  you get to mix with a wildly diverse group of people; artists, people seeking asylum, academics, people who are homeless, retired people and students. I also love...