All around the world followers of Jesus are celebrating the church season of Easter. They are celebrating the strange, unexpected heart conviction that death and violence do not have the final word: that in Jesus - the humble, holy, human face of God - risen life is stronger than all deathliness and death dealing. However, while we celebrate this conviction, this...

Leigh Sales, Australian Journalist and author, has written an important book about suffering and death Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience, and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life. While is it ok to talk about sex in our culture, for many, suffering and death talk are the new taboo. Sales choice to raise the profile of this out...

We live in a curious time in which so many people in the Western world know so little about Christianity. On one level this may seem like a trivial byproduct of the decline of Christendom. However there are dangerous consequences that fall out from this reality. One of the consequences of this collective distance from the accounts of Jesus, is that...

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...

We will worship at 9am as we gather to the scandalous cross....

All are welcome to gather for our worship in the courtyard at Richmond Uniting as we lean into the story of the night Jesus was betrayed. A service of readings, song and silence...

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...

At present in our community, across the airwaves and across social media platforms, a great deal of shrill rhetoric and hate speech is spewing out. This is exhausting to consume. Furthermore  this kind of speaking and judging of one another (on all sides) does little to edify our thinking or doing or being. For followers of Jesus we are confronted with the...