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

When the smoke clears

While blue skies are hidden by plumes of smoke, rain seems a forlorn possibility and our inland communities suffer, I am inspired by those who would venture into the smoke to fight the flames. Read More »


“Come on Rick,” I said to myself, “you are only opening the door for people. What do you want people to do, sing the Hallelujah chorus?” Read More »

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is such an important day in the Australian Calendar. A day that celebrates the end of hostilities. A day we remembers those who risked life itself in the longed for hope of peace. Read More »

Harvard Research Says Church is Good for You

Incoming correspondence encouraged me to follow up an article from a “Better Homes and Gardens” website that spoke of a new study from the Harvard’s School of Public Health. The study investigated the mental health and physical wellbeing of children and teenagers who were raised with religious or spiritual practices and found a lot of benefits. Read More »

How hard can it be to cross from one side to the other?

How hard can it be to cross from one side to the other? Ask a child who ignores the zebra crossing. Ask a zebra crossing the Mara River between Kenya and Tanzania. Ask a person who realises they are not onside with God and needs to cross over. Read More »

A plea to be less obscene

There was a time when peer group pressure silenced the disgusting but it seems that now you would be a brave person to challenge the disgusting. Read More »

The Collapse of Trust

The importance of trust cannot be overstated. When trust collapses so does the very fabric of society Read More »

What should I do then with Jesus?

“What should I do then with Jesus, who is called Messiah?” Perhaps this is not a question that occupies your mind, but then perhaps an article like this one will start the occupation. Jesus Christ is not a person people have ever been able to be ambivalent about. The soundness of His ethics, the power of His miracles, the authority with which He spoke, His sacrifices of love and His promises of life are all things not easily trivialised. Read More »

Sure Foundations

The Bible is full of wisdom for those who are prepared to look. In fact, we quote its wisdom sometimes not even realising where it comes from. Read More »

God doesn't need you but he does want you

God is really quite liberating when you think of Him. He allows you to draw your own conclusions and consequences. Read More »