Vicar's Message:   18 March, 2018

From the Vicar's Warden


The development of the Strategic Plan at St. Oswald’s has stirred the creative juices in all sorts of wonderful ways.

On Wednesday of last week (7 March), seven or eight hardy souls met in the Wominjeka garden at 7.30am (yes, that’s right, 7.30am !!) for morning prayer with Glenn. Afterwards, a number of those eager souls headed off for a brisk early morning walk!!

At 10.00am, Glenn took the normal Wednesday morning Eucharist, but decided to broadcast the service using Facebook Live on his mobile phone (who knew??? technology eh??). By evening, over 100 people had watched the service, either live or sometime during the day, and the numbers are now over 150. Amazing !!!

In the evening, a dozen or so people sat around a fire in the Wominjeka garden for the inaugural Garden in the Heart occasion. We shared a meal and were very privileged to have in our midst Aunty Lenora, an indigenous elder from Maclean in northern NSW. Aunty Lenora is spending time as a resident at Trinity College in Melbourne working with students at the University. She delighted us with stories of her own spiritual journey and the ways in which she sees Christianity and her own cultural indigenous traditions interwoven through her life and work.

A truly remarkable day in the life of St. Oswald’s !!!

Peter Johnson