The Porter’s Gate Worship Project

Occasionally on social media, I come across something truly delightful, which was the case earlier this week. The Porter’s Gate Worship Project is ‘a creative movement aimed at reimagining and recreating worship that welcomes, reflects and impacts both community and the Church’. Their debut album is ‘Work Songs’: 14 modern hymns centered on affirming vocation […]

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New Monasticism: Brother Sam

Interview number three is with Brother Samuel, from Hilfield Friary. I’m sure he has a surname, but after much searching I couldn’t find it! He’s just known as “Brother Sam” around Monastic circles in England! My husband and I, along with four others in the Community of St Anselm, went to Hilfield Friary – a […]

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New Monasticism: Abbot Stuart Burns

The second in this interview series is with Abbot Stuart Burns from Mucknell Abbey. He has recently retired from office but remains part of the community. I had the pleasure of listening to Abbot Stuart when he visited the Community of St Anselm, but sadly didn’t get a chance to visit Mucknell Abbey like some […]

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New Monasticism: Anders Litzell

In February of this year, my husband Jonathan and I went to Stroud, NSW and spoke to the Advisory Council for Anglican Religious Life in Australia. We were asked to speak about New Monasticism and as part of my research, I interviewed several leaders of Communities. I thought I’d start with Anders Litzell, as he […]

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Lenten Book Club – Dethroning Mammon

Last year I attempted to start a book club at Lambeth Palace for Lent. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book that year was ‘I am With You’ by Katherine Greene-McCreight. While four of us met a couple of times over wine and cake, it was not to last. Our monastic lives were, ironically, too full […]

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The theology of Joseph Prince

Just today The Gospel Coalition Australia posted a blog from Bishop Paul Barker. It was written in 2016 and originally published in the Journal of the Anglican Church of Myanmar. The Hypergrace of Joseph Prince: A Review of ‘Destined to Reign’ is clearly written and helpful as a warning to TGC Australian readers, but I […]

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Lent 2017

I thought I’d share what I’m doing for Lent this year and share the resources with my blog readers.   Devotional for Lent Just like for Advent, I went with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for my Lent devotional this year. We are also using it on Morning Prayer days, so I have shared this resource with […]

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Morning Prayer + Pancakes

This morning we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by having pancakes after morning prayer. I also wanted to incorporate the ‘why’ of Shrove Tuesday into the service. At the beginning of Morning Prayer we remember a Saint, Hero or Holy Day and at the end we have a prayer about their life or a prayer they wrote. […]

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Community of St Anselm – Two Weeks In

This article first appeared online in the The Melbourne Anglican, September 29 2015 as well as the October 2015 print edition. Before moving to Lambeth Palace, I had been taking a six month break after a decade of study. In that time I worked two days a week as an office administrator for a church, […]

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