O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Since learning about them from this post from The Homely Hours, I’ve been reading up on the O Antiphons. An Antiphon, in traditional Western Christian liturgy, is a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle (and a canticle is a hymn or chant, typically with a biblical text, forming a […]

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Tom Wright at Lambeth Palace

During my year with the Community of St Anselm, I often jokingly asked our Prior when Tom Wright was coming. “But seriously, when is he coming? Can’t you just pull the Archbishop Justin card?” Apparently, that’s not really downward mobility. I even had another community member to swap with me if I was put on […]

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The Homely Hours – An Interview

I’ve made some Anglican Mama friends on Instagram. Amanda is one of them, and she’s incredible. In Spotswood Cornerstone Community, we have Morning Prayer twice a week and begin with a reflection on a Saint, Hero or Holy Day. I have a bunch of resources, but my default has been Exciting Holiness online. The book […]

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Reflections on Simplicity

My mentor shared with me this excerpt which came out of her devotional. I thought I’d make a printable to put in my study. Sharing it here, for your encouragement! Rachael is Currently… Writing an article about how we can appreciate diversity in worship Recommending the podcast ‘With all Due Respect’ with Megan Powell du […]

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Anglicans You’ve Never Heard Of

For the last 18 months, I’ve been involved in a committee for the Anglican Future Conference that was held in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. I came up with a concept of having mini-TED talks at the conference from unknown Anglicans from around Australia. The committee suggested videos instead, which I thought was a […]

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New Monasticism: Sister Gemma Simmonds

Interview number five is with Dr Gemma Simmonds, from the Congregation of Jesus. Sister Gemma has a background in teaching, chaplaincy and student support and has experience in spiritual direction and leading retreats in the Jesuit tradition. Her role in the area of Religious Life led her to be a founding trustee with the Community […]

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Slow by Brooke McAlary: Some thoughts

I almost bought the book ‘Slow’ by Brooke McAlary a couple of months ago in a local bookshop but I was worried my desire for slow living and simplicity was becoming somewhat idolatrous. Also, the thought of spending more money on a self-help book was ludicrous when clearly the other ten I’ve read haven’t changed […]

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New Monasticism: Ian Mobsby

Interview number four is with Ian Mobsby from Wellspring Community, Peckham. During April 2016, while most of our community was on a 30 day Silent Retreat, Jonathan and I spent one of those weeks staying in Peckham with Ian. We joined in their prayer services in the mornings and evenings and during the day visited […]

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On Being a Liturgical Charismatic

This article first appeared in Equip Issue 30, March 2017, Worship Wars: A Way Forward. Equip is a publication from Ethos. Images are from Lambeth Palace Media. ___________________________ I interviewed Rev. Tim Watson from Chemin Neuf and fellow Community of St Anselm member Lindsey. Here are our reflections on having a broad experience of worship. […]

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