June 7, 2020

Australia’s first peoples, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, represent the oldest living continuing culture in the world.  And yet, tragically, racial tensions, inequalities and systematic injustice are realities we have lived with for too long.  The Aboriginal...

October 21, 2018

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The 2018 St Catharine's Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday 18 November 2018 at 11 am in the Parish Hall.  

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On this day we will have our regular 9.30 am service followed by our Big Breakfast in the Hall.  Then we will stay on in the hall for our me...

August 5, 2018

I fell in love with Pemba almost instantly. Highlights included living in a tiny hut in the red dirt with eight other women, feeding 6400 children to celebrate children's day (this was as confronting as it was joyous), the riotous celebration of dance and song that is...

July 1, 2018

A good vision asks these questions:

1. Where are we?

2. Where are we going?

3. How will we get there? and

4. How much will it cost?

In this blog we will answer the final question while also reflecting on biblical stewardship.

Currently our giving is tracking really well!  We...

June 24, 2018

I grew up as a Christian and heard many many talks about money and the need to give generously.  However I was in my late teens before I heard a talk where the Pastor actually explained in detail where the money was going and what it was for.  One aspect of Stewardship...

June 17, 2018

On Sunday 17 June, I gave the first of three brief presentations on Vision, Mission and Stewardship. Our Church strategic plan was launched in June 2017.

I shared about a book that he had been reading which described vision as a map.  Whether we use an 'old school Melwa...

September 1, 2017

We issue this pastoral statement to assist members of our community, as we participate in the same sex marriage postal survey.

  1. We firstly acknowledge and apologise for the damage caused to individuals and the wider community, by homophobic teaching and behaviours in...

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