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Pastoral Letters

Here is an archive of our weekly Pastoral Letters.

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Pastoral Letter for Lent 1 March 1

Pastoral Letter for  March 8 Lent 2

Pastoral Letter for February 2020 St Valentine

Pastoral Letter for  January 2020 Jesus Presented at Temple

Pastoral Letter for May 9 2019 Mothers

Pastoral Letter for April 25 2019 Thomas

Pastoral Letter for March 7 2019 Lent 1 Prayer

Pastoral Letter for February 15 2019 Prayer

Pastoral Letter for February 8 2019 Criticism

Pastoral Letter for January 11 2019 Baptism

Pastoral Letter for January 4 2019 God's call to wisdom

Pastoral Letter for December 5 Grief at Christmas Time 

Pastoral Letter for November 30 Meaning and Purpose of Advent

Pastoral Letter for  November 15 /  Evidence of being a Christian

Pastoral Letter for November 2  / Hope

Pastoral Letter | May 8, 2019

Good Morning,

This week’s pastoral letter is to honour all mothers in our community. John Abbott once said, “Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other causes combined.” I’m sure you have experienced …


Thanksgiving Letter | October 4, 2018

As I sat at my desk preparing this letter this morning,  I was distracted by the content of the pullout drawer at the desk.  In other words, I was stuck, before putting a word on the page.  Then something wonderful …


Pastoral Letter | May 25, 2018 Refresh and Reenergize

Good Morning,

In this week’s pastoral letter, I would like to begin to talk to you about “Holy Holidays”. I think it’s wise to plan your holidays with some focus on “relaxation”, “refreshment”, “reenergizing” and “renewal” of relationships.

We live …


Pastoral Letter | May 18, 2018

Good Morning,

Several years ago I was having a conversation with a colleague and he introduced me to the concept of the theology of leisure. I must admit that at first it sounded almost “new age”. But as the conversation …


Pastoral Letter | June 22, 2018

This week’s reflection is on the topic of critique and criticism. Aristotle put it really well when he said, “Criticism is something we can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.” It would seem to me that anyone …


Pastoral Letter | June 15, 2018

This week I would like to reflect with you on the gospel of Mark. Specifically chapter 4:26-34. It is an amazing passage about how God works in mysterious ways, both in creation and in our lives.

Bishop N.T. Wright, the …


Pastoral Letter | July 18, 2018

Some have said that tremendous spiritual growth can happen in a hammock or a rocking chair. If this is true, then you and I can spend some valuable time this summer exploring the love and grace that we experience from …