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


Call me old fashioned but I wonder if we are living in a time when we need to see a return to good old manners. I say this as an observer of an increasingly disrespectful society. Read More »

What a hell of a mess

What a mess Rugby Australia is in after the Israel Folau dismissal. Nick Farr-Jones is giving away his tickets, Alan Jones has barraged them with critiques of their incompetence and Israel will probably take the matter to the courts for hopefully some common sense to prevail. Read More »

Messiah from the Shire

“Messiah from the Shire” was the headline, describing the man whose party had just won an election but who could not help his Cronulla Sharks footy team to be successful. Whatever the reason for the headline, it is a ridiculous one. Read More »

The Currency of Government

With an election over, we will return to normal transmission. At least we hope so. A nation has voted and the genius of our democratic system sees a new government installed. Read More »

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

It would seem our nation is doing a spring clean, getting rid of the things they consider unnecessary or even rubbish. We want the Christian out of Rugby; Special Religious Education out of Schools; and it would seem as if our Armidale Regional Council is getting involved in the national spring clean as some want prayer removed from their meetings. Read More »

A Hell of a Thought

Do people go to hell? Well sadly I am of the view that they do. Happily, I am also of the view that people don’t have to go to hell. My view is not unlike the view expressed by Israel Folau. Some things lead to hell but hell can be so easily avoided. But don’t shoot me, or Israel for that matter, as we are just the messengers. Read More »

What's on Your Mind?

What an extraordinary thing the mind is. While waiting at the airport between flights I am surrounded by things that celebrate the mind. Read More »


ANZAC is a word that goes to the very heart of our culture. In a culture which is gradually distancing itself from its Judeo/Christian roots, a nation looks for places to worship where hearts unite around something that inspires. Read More »

A Strange Easter Prayer

I begin with a confession. I was a closet lover of poetry when at school. And this was not a school where students valued the arts and literature. Perhaps, more correctly, I was among a cohort of students who could turn violent if you admitted to such loves. Read More »

Arrivals and departures

On the way to the airport for a flight to Townsville, a text message arrived: “Waters broke at 4.30, Caesarean at 7.30.” Read More »