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

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I wonder whether our prayers these days are too bold. Is there an assumption in some of our praying that — not to put too fine a point on it — we are … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1John 5:14) Too often, I fear, we give little thought to … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I am praying — will you join me in this? — that 2021 will be a year in which we know in fresh and deep ways the goodness of Almighty God, a year … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters,  Twas the week before Christmas and an air of gloom, despair and panic hung over the city. Things had been going so well – people were eating and drinking, marrying and being … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, Prayer is talking to God. It is therefore as simple and as difficult as faith in God. Trust in God is what human beings were made for. There is nothing more ‘natural’ to … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters,  This week I happened to come across one of the Islamic radio stations in Sydney.  It was fascinating – the music included a soft rap version of the story of the prophet … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends It has been suggested to me that many of you would appreciate some more information about the man who has been appointed at the next Rector of St Thomas’ Church North Sydney. Personally, … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, Prayer is an activity of the desperate. In prayer we seek help from God because we need it. It is natural therefore that in situations of obvious and conscious need — such as … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, In my former letters seeking to answer the question – what is God saying to us in and through the Covid crisis – we have seen that part of the purpose is … Read More