There has been some recent discussion, and misinformation, about the Uniting Church in the national media. That a journalist would misrepresent people of religion is not a new phenomenon. Within the context of this episode of hurtful mis-information, I am grateful to our President Dr Deidre Palmer for clarifying the unity and diversity within the Uniting Church: https://crosslight.org.au/2019/05/27/uca-reaffirms-same-gender-marriage-stance/. In line with Uniting...

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...

  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...

  .   Feel like a sing? Gathering around the fire in the band room at the Wesley Anne Pub (formerly the Wesleyan church) we will sing together as we celebrate 40 years of the Uniting Church. You are welcome if you have never sung a hymn in your life, or if you are always singing hymns. Bring along a copy of  the TIS or AHB hymn...

At the moment we are facing a variety of complex debates in our society. Just to name two, debates about Euthanasia and Marriage Equality are continuing to incite passion and cause pain. In both these debates the term ‘Christian’ is used and misused, by individuals and lobby groups, as well as by some in the media.  This misuse occurs when it...

On the Fourth Sunday of the month we are worshipping at 5pm around a communal table The Fourth at Five provides an opportunity to reconnect with patterns of worship in the early church: We share in a simple meal together as we worship around a communal table, chew over sacred texts together and share in Holy Communion. If you would like to...