Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.

 

In Focus

Your kingdom come

I once heard a speaker suggest that parliament should not begin with the Lord’s Prayer. As a young clergyman who on occasions opened the Shire Council meeting with the Lord’s Prayer, I thought that strange. As our nation changes, this prayer was something I felt we all needed to hold in common. But was the speaker correct? Read More »

Our Father

During my Christmas break I met a young man who had never been in a church, not even for a funeral or a wedding. He knew nothing of Jesus Christ except that it had been a good swear word for him. He knew nothing of prayer and I expect that he could not even recite the Lord’s Prayer. Read More »

Who are you when no one is watching?

With everyone watching the ball, no one had noticed that Booth had stepped back on his stumps, but Booth knew so he left the field. Earthly umpires and oppositions can miss things but Booth knew that God doesn’t and that doing the right thing is always the best and most honourable thing even if it costs you. Read More »

Thanksgiving

We live in a nation with a myriad number of commemoration days set aside and sometimes even a whole a week to remember certain things, but do we stop as a nation to offer thanksgiving? Someone has said “The worst moment for the atheist is when he/she is really thankful and has no-one to thank.” Read More »