Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I wonder how the strange times in which we find ourselves have affected you. In relatively stable, peaceful and prosperous times we can be lulled into a beguiling sense of security. Can you … Read More

Letter from Gerard O’Brien

What is the rest of my life for? Dear Friends, So you’re a Christian. Maybe you started following Jesus two weeks ago. Maybe you started two decades ago. At some point we all ask ourselves, … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Dear brothers and sisters, Next week is ANZAC day and this Sunday we remember those who fought, died and suffered to preserve our freedom. There are some people who struggle with the idea that churches … Read More

Letter from Luke Shooter

Dear church family, Last weekend, at Easter, we paused to remember that Christ died to resolve the greatest of all conflicts: our hostility towards God and God’s (just) anger towards us. I wonder if you … Read More

Letter from Mike Clark

Dear Friends, At the risk of rushing in where angels fear to tread I thought I’d share a few reflections on the nature of justice in light of the “Women’s March 4 Justice” and the … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2) Here is a call to prayer to be taken seriously. Too often, however, Christians hear the call to pray as a … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, Can I encourage you, as you finish reading this letter, to pray? A simple suggestion, but — for most of us — a big ask. In these Bulletin letters I have been sharing … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Dear brothers and sisters, There is a haunting, beautiful and, to be frank, depressing song by Radiohead which I came across for the first time in a few years last week. Fake Plastic Trees has a … Read More

Letter from Luke Shooter

Dear brothers and sisters, Do you remember your first time at St Thomas’? Do you remember why you joined St Thomas’? I still remember the first time I came to St Thomas’. It was a … Read More

Letter from Mike Clark

Dear Friends, “…And self-control” (Galatians 5:22) Last on Paul’s list of fruit of the Spirit, self-control doesn’t tend to get a lot of good press these days. It doesn’t fit particularly well with our present … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Prayer is faith speaking. Christian faith is, of course, faith in God. It is that confident trust in God’s goodness to us — made possible by his promises spoken to us in the … Read More

Letter from Gerard O’Brien

Dear St Thomas’ family My first Summercamp was in 2014. 45 high school students set out for the beautiful Youthworks Rathane campsite in Port Hacking. There were only two students attending who had just finished … Read More