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

Helpful words for Mothers

I love my mum! I love the mother of my children! I love the mothers of my grandchildren! My mum’s no longer alive, my wife’s years of mothering are paying a great dividend and the mothers of my grandchildren are learning what mothers have to put up with. Read More »

Love and hate

Over the last year or so I have noticed that people have becomes very conversant with hate. Hate has become a word we apply to the comments of those we disagree with. We have even given it the title, “Hate speech”. Read More »

Seasons of Parenting

I will never forget the first time I heard a flustered parent react to out of control children. Her response? “Makes you realise why some animals eat their own young.” I laughed but I understood her exasperation. Read More »


I know of few more important and pressing responsibilities than that of being a parent. After 31 years of parenting I have learnt that you never stop being a parent. The concerns may be different, the conversations more mature but once a parent, always a parent. Read More »

Marriage Remembrances

As I approach another marriage milestone, it’s worth remembering the journey of family life and the priorities that come with being a family man. I don’t write the “Family Matters” column, but over the weeks ahead I want to offer some insights into family that I hope will prove helpful. Read More »