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This page contains news, views and opinions from St Peter's. The main resource is an archive of sermons from the Vicar Fr Hugh Kempster, Assistant Priests Bishop Graeme Rutherford, Fr Craig D'Alton, and Fr Colin Holden, as well as other associated clergy and visitors. These sermons are indexed in what is essentially date order for each preacher. There are also archives of the Vicar's Musings from the wekly pew sheet. These are separately indexed.

The final section of these pages contains some more general articles, papers and addresses. These are separately indexed and are intermingled with links to other related material, both on the St Peter's site and elsewhere on the web.

Views is a publication of St Peter's, and copyright remains with the original author and St Peter's. You are, however, welcome to quote from, or otherwise use and disseminate, this material for legitimate purposes, provided full acknowledgment of the source is given.
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Sermons by Fr Hugh Kempster

  1. On Visions and Relativity. Transfiguration: August 6, 2017
  2. Take my Yoke Upon You. Ordinary Sunday 14: July 9, 2017
  3. A Toolbox for Mission. Ordinary Sunday 12: June 25, 2017
  4. A Call to Mission. Ordinary Sunday 11: June 18, 2017
  5. The Edge of Life and Death. Lent 5: April 2, 2017
  6. The Weeping Camel. Lent 3: March 19, 2017
  7. The Cracked Pot. Lent 1: March 5, 2017
  8. A Scandalous Condition. Ordinary Sunday 5: February 5, 2017
  9. Theotokos — Mother of God. Holy Mother of God: January 1, 2017
  10. May you be 'Full of God' this Christmas. Christmas Day: December 25, 2016
  11. Do you believe in the Communion of Saints?. All Saints' Day: November 1, 2016
  12. Humility. Ordinary Sunday 30: October 23, 2016
  13. Dedication Sunday. Dedication Sunday: August 7, 2016
  14. Good Shepherd Sunday. Easter 4: April 17, 2016
  15. Evangelism, God's Love and Fig Trees. Lent 3: February 28, 2016
  16. The Word Made Flesh. Christmas Day: December 25, 2015
  17. And We are Filled with Joy. Second Sunday in Advent: December 6, 2015
  18. I Believe in the Communion of Saints. All Saints' Day: November 1, 2015
  19. Falling Upward. Ordinary Sunday 29: October 18, 2015
  20. The Tongue of the Speechless. Ordinary Sunday 23: September 6, 2015
  21. On Love. Ordinary Sunday 14: July 5, 2015
  22. On Sin. Ordinary Sunday 10: June 7, 2015
  23. Love Divine. Easter 6: May 10, 2015
  24. Self-sacrifice ... but for what?. Easter 4: April 26, 2015
  25. Do not hold on to me. Easter Sunday: April 5, 2015
  26. Down the Rabbit Hole. Palm Sunday: March 29, 2015
  27. On Believing Impossible Things. Lent 2: March 1, 2015
  28. The Imitation of Christ. Ordinary Sunday 6: February 15, 2015
  29. Cultivating a Spirit-orientation. Ordinary Sunday 2: January 18, 2015
  30. Unwrapping the Gift. Christmas Day: December 25, 2014
  31. The Service of God is Perfect Freedom. Advent 2: December 7, 2014
  32. The Scandal of the Works of Mercy. Christ the King: November 23, 2014
  33. The Unrobed Man. Ordinary Sunday 28: October 12, 2014
  34. Water into Wine. Birth of Mary: September 7, 2014
  35. Moving Fences. Ordinary Sunday 20: August 17, 2014
  36. Death and Assumption. Feast of the Assumption: August 15, 2014
  37. Anglo-Catholicism is...contemplative. Easter 7: June 1, 2014
  38. It is solved by walking ... with God. Easter 3: May 11, 2014
  39. Life in Death: Resurrection. Easter Sunday: April 13, 2014
  40. Life in Death: Two Processions. Palm Sunday: April 13, 2014
  41. Life in Death: the Promise of God. Lent 2: March 16, 2014
  42. Life in Death: Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday: March 5, 2014
  43. Consider the Lilies. Ordinary Sunday 8: March 2, 2014
  44. Follow Me. Ordinary Sunday 5: February 9, 2014
  45. Baptism. Baptism of our Lord: January 12, 2014
  46. Light in the Darkness. Christmas Eve: December 24, 2013
  47. All Souls. All Souls Day: November 2, 2013
  48. Humility. Ordinary Sunday 30: October 27, 2013
  49. The Narrow Door. Ordinary Sunday 21: August 25, 2013
  50. Lord, Teach us to Pray. Ordinary Sunday 17: July 28, 2013
  51. Who is my Neighbour?. Ordinary Sunday 15: July 14, 2013
  52. Compassion. Ordinary Sunday 10: June 9, 2013
  53. A Starting Point for Theology. Easter 6: May 5, 2013
  54. A New Commandment. Easter 5: April 28, 2013
  55. Yes to Resurrection. Easter 3: April 14, 2013
  56. A Divine Love Song. Easter Day: March 31, 2013
  57. The Will to Embrace. Lent 3: March 3, 2013
  58. Repent or Die. Lent 2: February 24, 2013
  59. Drawn into the Future. Transfiguration: February 10, 2013
  60. Acting on our dreams. Ordinary Sunday 3 : January 27, 2013
  61. Christmas 2012. Christmas Eve : December 24, 2012
  62. All Saints, All Souls and a Taxi Driver. Ordinary Sunday 31 : November 4, 2012
  63. The Gift that Changes Lives. Ordinary Sunday 25 : September 23, 2012
  64. Truth and Reconciliation. Ordinary Sunday 23 : September 9, 2012
  65. Stone Soup and Full Baskets. Ordinary Sunday 17 : July 29, 2012
  66. Would the real Mary Magdalene please step forward?. Mary Magdalene : July 22, 2012
  67. Strength in Weakness. Ordinary Sunday 14 : July 8, 2012
  68. Calming the Storm. Ordinary Sunday 12 : June 24, 2012
  69. Ship of Fools. Ordinary Sunday 10 : June 10, 2012
  70. We are the Body of Christ. Corpus Christi : June 7, 2012
  71. God is love. Easter 6 : May 13, 2012
  72. On Learning How to be a Good Shepherd. Easter 4 : April 29, 2012
  73. Vices and Virtues. Easter 3 : April 22, 2012
  74. An Easter Poem. Easter sermon preached at Geelong Grammar School: April, 2012

Vicar's Musings from the pew sheet

2017 Musings

  1. Ordinary Sunday 28, October 15, 2017.
  2. Ordinary Sunday 25, September 24, 2017.
  3. Ordinary Sunday 24, September 17, 2017.
  4. Ordinary Sunday 23, September 10, 2017.
  5. New Guinea Martyrs, September 3, 2017.
  6. Ordinary Sunday 21, August 27, 2017.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 20, August 20, 2017.
  8. Ordinary Sunday 19, August 13, 2017.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 14, July 9, 2017.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 11, June 18, 2017.
  11. Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017.
  12. Easter Day, April 16, 2017.
  13. Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.
  14. Lent 5, April 2, 2017.
  15. Lent 4, March 26, 2017.
  16. Lent 3, March 19, 2017.
  17. Lent 2, March 12, 2017.
  18. Ordinary Sunday 8, February 26, 2017.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 5, February 5, 2017.
  20. Ordinary Sunday 4, January 29, 2017.
  21. Ordinary Sunday 3, January 22, 2017.

2016 Musings

  1. Advent 4, December 18, 2016.
  2. Advent 3, December 11, 2016.
  3. Advent 2, December 4, 2016.
  4. Advent Sunday, November 27, 2016.
  5. Christ the King, November 20, 2016.
  6. Ordinary Sunday 33, November 13, 2016.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 31, October 30, 2016.
  8. Ordinary Sunday 30, October 23, 2016.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 28, October 9, 2016.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 27, October 2, 2016.
  11. Ordinary Sunday 26, September 25, 2016.
  12. Ordinary Sunday 24, September 11, 2016.
  13. Ordinary Sunday 23, September 4, 2016.
  14. Ordinary Sunday 22, August 28, 2016.
  15. Ordinary Sunday 21, August 21, 2016.
  16. Ordinary Sunday 20, August 14, 2016.
  17. Ordinary Sunday 18, July 31, 2016.
  18. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 24, 2016.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 15, July 10, 2016.
  20. Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2016.
  21. Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 17, 2016.
  22. Third Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2016.
  23. Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016.
  24. Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2016.
  25. Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2016.
  26. Third Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2016.
  27. Second Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2016.
  28. Ordinary Sunday 5, February 7, 2016.
  29. Ordinary Sunday 3, January 24, 2016.

2015 Musings

  1. Advent 3, December 13, 2015.
  2. Advent Sunday, November 29, 2015.
  3. Christ the King, November 22, 2015.
  4. Ordinary Sunday 33, November 15, 2015.
  5. All Saints' Day, November 1, 2015.
  6. Ordinary Sunday 30, October 25, 2015.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 29, October 18, 2015.
  8. Ordinary Sunday 28, October 11, 2015.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 22, August 30, 2015.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 21, August 23, 2015.
  11. Assumption of the BVM, August 16, 2015.
  12. Ordinary Sunday 19, August 9, 2015.
  13. Dedication Sunday, August 2, 2015.
  14. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 26, 2015.
  15. Ordinary Sunday 16, July 19, 2015.
  16. Ordinary Sunday 15, July 12, 2015.
  17. Ordinary Sunday 14, July 5, 2015.
  18. St Peter's Day, June 28, 2015.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 12, June 21, 2015.
  20. Ordinary Sunday 11, June 14, 2015.
  21. Ordinary Sunday 10, June 7, 2015.
  22. Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015.
  23. Pentecost, May 24, 2015.
  24. Easter 6, May 10, 2015.
  25. Easter 5, May 3, 2015.
  26. Easter 4, April 26, 2015.
  27. Easter Day, April 5, 2015.
  28. Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.
  29. Lent 4, March 15, 2015.
  30. Lent 2, March 1, 2015.
  31. Ordinary Sunday 6, February 15, 2015.
  32. Ordinary Sunday 5, February 8, 2015.
  33. Candlemas, February 1, 2015.
  34. Ordinary Sunday 3, January 25, 2015.

2014 Musings

  1. Holy Family, December 28, 2014.
  2. Advent 4, December 21, 2014.
  3. Advent 3, December 14, 2014.
  4. Advent 2, December 7, 2014.
  5. Advent 1, November 30, 2014.
  6. Ordinary Sunday 33, November 16, 2014.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 32, November 9, 2014.
  8. All Saints Day, November 2, 2014.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 30, October 26, 2014.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 29, October 19, 2014.
  11. St Francis Day, October 5, 2014.
  12. Michaelmas, September 28, 2014.
  13. Ordinary Sunday 24, September 14, 2014.
  14. Ordinary Sunday 23, September 7, 2014.
  15. Ordinary Sunday 22, August 31, 2014.
  16. Ordinary Sunday 20, August 17, 2014.
  17. Ordinary Sunday 19, August 10, 2014.
  18. Dedication Sunday, August 3, 2014.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 27, 2014.
  20. Ordinary Sunday 16, July 20, 2014.
  21. St Peter's Day, June 29, 2014.
  22. Ordinary Sunday 12, June 22, 2014.
  23. Pentecost, June 8, 2014.
  24. Seventh Sunday of Easter, June 1, 2014.
  25. Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 11, 2014.
  26. Third Sunday of Easter, May 4, 2014.
  27. Low Sunday, April 27, 2014.
  28. Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  29. Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 6, 2014.
  30. Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30, 2014.
  31. Third Sunday in Lent, March 23, 2014.
  32. Second Sunday in Lent, March 16, 2014.
  33. First Sunday in Lent, March 9, 2014.
  34. Ordinary Sunday 8, March 2, 2014.
  35. Ordinary Sunday 7, February 23, 2014.
  36. Ordinary Sunday 6, February 16, 2014.
  37. Ordinary Sunday 5, February 9, 2014.
  38. Candlemas, February 2, 2014.
  39. Ordinary Sunday 2, January 19, 2014.

2013 Musings

  1. Advent 4, December 22, 2013.
  2. Advent 3, December 15, 2013.
  3. Advent 2, December 8, 2013.
  4. Advent 1, December 1, 2013.
  5. Christ the King, November 24, 2013.
  6. Ordinary Sunday 33, November 17, 2013.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 32, November 10, 2013.
  8. All Saints Day, November 3, 2013.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 30, October 27, 2013.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 29, October 20, 2013.
  11. Ordinary Sunday 24, September 15, 2013.
  12. Ordinary Sunday 23, September 8, 2013.
  13. New Guinea Martyrs, September 1, 2013.
  14. Ordinary Sunday 21, August 25, 2013.
  15. Ordinary Sunday 20, August 18, 2013.
  16. Ordinary Sunday 19, August 11, 2013.
  17. Dedication Sunday, August 4, 2013.
  18. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 28, 2013.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 16, July 21, 2013.
  20. Ordinary Sunday 15, July 14, 2013.
  21. Ordinary Sunday 14, July 7, 2013.
  22. St Peter's Day, June 30, 2013.
  23. Ordinary Sunday 12, June 23, 2013.
  24. Ordinary Sunday 11, June 16, 2013.
  25. Ordinary Sunday 9, June 2, 2013.
  26. Trinity Sunday, May 26, 2013.
  27. Pentecost, May 19, 2013.
  28. Easter 7, May 12, 2013.
  29. Easter 6, May 5, 2013.
  30. Easter 5, April 28, 2013.
  31. Easter 4, April 21, 2013.
  32. Easter 3, April 14, 2013.
  33. Easter Day, March 31, 2013.
  34. Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.
  35. Lent 5, March 17, 2013.
  36. Lent 4, March 10, 2013.
  37. Lent 3, March 3, 2013.
  38. Lent 2, February 24, 2013.
  39. Lent 1, February 17, 2013.
  40. Transfiguration, February 10, 2013.
  41. Ordinary Sunday 3, January 27, 2013.

2012 Musings

  1. Christmas Day, December 25, 2012.
  2. Advent 4, December 23, 2012.
  3. Advent 3, December 16, 2012.
  4. Advent 2, December 9, 2012.
  5. Advent 1, December 2, 2012.
  6. Christ the King, November 25, 2012.
  7. Ordinary Sunday 33, November 18, 2012.
  8. Ordinary Sunday 32, November 11, 2012.
  9. Ordinary Sunday 31, November 4, 2012.
  10. Ordinary Sunday 30, October 28, 2012.
  11. Ordinary Sunday 29, October 21, 2012.
  12. Ordinary Sunday 28, October 14, 2012.
  13. Ordinary Sunday 27, October 7, 2012.
  14. Michaelmas, September 30, 2012.
  15. Ordinary Sunday 25, September 23, 2012.
  16. Ordinary Sunday 24, September 16, 2012.
  17. Ordinary Sunday 23, September 9, 2012.
  18. New Guinea Martyrs, September 2, 2012.
  19. Ordinary Sunday 21, August 26, 2012.
  20. Ordinary Sunday 20, August 19, 2012.
  21. Ordinary Sunday 19, August 12, 2012.
  22. Dedication Sunday (OS 18), August 5, 2012.
  23. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 29, 2012.
  24. Ordinary Sunday 16, July 22, 2012.
  25. Ordinary Sunday 15, July 15, 2012.
  26. Ordinary Sunday 14, July 8, 2012.
  27. Octave of St Peter, July 1, 2012.
  28. Ordinary Sunday 12, June 24, 2012.
  29. Ordinary Sunday 11, June 17, 2012.
  30. Ordinary Sunday 10, June 10, 2012.
  31. Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012.
  32. Pentecost, May 27, 201
  33. Moving Fences. Ordinary Sunday 20: August 17, 20142.
  34. Easter 7, May 20, 2012.
  35. Easter 6, May 13, 2012.
  36. Easter 5, May 6, 2012.
  37. Easter 4, April 29, 2012.
  38. Easter 3, April 22, 2012.

Sermons by Bishop Graeme Rutherford

  1. Final Sermon at St Peter's Eastern Hill. Pentecost: June 4, 2017
  2. Anglo-Catholicism — Confession. Pentecost: June 8, 2014
  3. Mission in the First Testament. All Saints Day: November 3, 2013
  4. Counting the Cost. Ordinary Sunday 23: September 8, 2013
  5. All Saints—the Church's hall of fame. All Saints' Day: October 31, 2010
  6. The rich man and Lazarus: Socio-economic discrepancies. Ordinary Sunday 26: September 26, 2010
  7. Two lost sons: both wrong: both loved. Ordinary Sunday 24: September 12, 2010
  8. The Narrow Door. Ordinary Sunday 21: August 22, 2010
  9. The Prayer of the Kingdom. Ordinary Sunday 17: July 25, 2010
  10. The Butterfly Effect. Sunday in the Octave of St Peter: July 4, 2010
  11. Friend of whores. Ordinary Sunday 11: June 13, 2010
  12. Maintaining mystery and unity. Trinity Sunday: May 30, 2010
  13. Promise of the Paraclete. Easter 6: May 9, 2010
  14. Pastoral care. Easter 4: April 25, 2010
  15. For me, to live, is Christ. Easter Day: April 4, 2010
  16. The woman caught in audultery. Lent 5: March 21, 2010
  17. Temptation. Lent 1: February 21, 2010
  18. Religious experience — Transfiguration. Ordinary Sunday 6: February 14, 2010
  19. The Wedding in Cana. Ordinary Sunday 2: January 17, 2010
  20. Revelation in the prologue of John. Seconday Sunday of Christmas: January 3, 2010
  21. The Word became flesh. Midnight Mass: December 24, 2009
  22. Mary's Song. Fourth Sunday in Advent: December 20, 2009
  23. Commissioning of Lay Ministries. Advent Sunday: November 29, 2009
  24. Midwifery for Anglicans. Ordinary Sunday 33: November 15, 2009
  25. On Repentance. Bishop Graeme Rutherford, Acting Vicar, St Peter's Eastern Hill. First Sunday in Lent, 1 March, 2009
  26. Black Saturday. Bishop Graeme Rutherford, Acting Vicar, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Special Bushfire Service, Sunday 15 February, 2009
  27. The Treasure Seeker & the Oyster Farmer Bishop Graeme Rutherford, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 17: July 24, 2005

Sermons by Assistant Clergy

  1. Martrydom today? Staying the course!. Fr Greg Davies, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. New Guinea Martyrs: September 3, 2017
  2. Were you there?. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Good Friday: April 14, 2017
  3. Blessed are the hijab wearers. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 4: January 29, 2017
  4. Lifting up the lowly. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 31: October 30, 2016
  5. Re-encountering the Rich Fool. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 18: July 31, 2016
  6. Ascension Sermon. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ascension 2: May 5, 2016
  7. Wisdom and the Word. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Christmas 2: January 3, 2016
  8. A Second Childhood. Fr Graeme Brennan, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Easter 3: April 19, 2015
  9. A Reflection on John 12:20-126. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Lent 5: March 22, 2015
  10. A sermon for the First Sunday in Advent. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Advent 1: November 30, 2014
  11. Take up you cross. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 22: August 31, 2014
  12. Rocking the Boat. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 19: August 10, 2014
  13. RIP Lorraine Elliott. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Funeral of Lorraine Elliott: July 8, 2014
  14. Anglo-Catholicism is... Liturgical. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Corpus Christi: June 19, 2014
  15. Anglo-Catholicism—Missionary by theology and tradition. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ascension: May 29, 2014
  16. Narratives of Resurrection. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Easter 2: April 27, 2014
  17. Atonement. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Good Friday: April 18, 2014
  18. Rewriting the ethics of Christ. Fr Richard Wilson, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 6, February 16, 2014
  19. The Holy Family. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Holy Family Sunday: December 29, 2013
  20. Mission in the four Gospels. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 32: November 10, 2013 li>Acts not Artefacts. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 33: November 17, 2013
  21. New Guinea Martyrs. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. New Guinea Martyrs' Day: September 1, 2013
  22. Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Fr Samuel Dow, Assistant Curate at St Peter's. Candlemas: February 3, 2013
  23. From Water into Wine to Death into Life. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 2: January 20, 2013
  24. The Gifts of the Magi. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Feast of the Epiphany: January 6, 2013
  25. The Rich Young Ruler. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 28: October 14, 2012
  26. Prophets. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Second Sunday in Advent: December 4, 2011
  27. Ascension. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Ascension Day: June 2, 2011
  28. The Vision of God. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 4: January 30, 2011
  29. Expectations. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Advent 3: December 12, 2010
  30. Widows and Judges and Saints. Fr Ian Morrison, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 29: October 17, 2010
  31. The Shrewdness of the Dishonest Steward. Fr Ian Morrison, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 25: September 19, 2010
  32. Will Christ come again?. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 19: August 8, 2010
  33. What kind of world?. Richard Wilson, Theological Student on assignment at St Peter's. Easter 7: May 16, 2010
  34. A divided world. Jeremy Morgan, Theological Student on assignment at St Peter's. Easter 7: May 16, 2010
  35. The prodigal son. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. Lent 4: March 14, 2010
  36. Death and Hope. Fr Tom Brown, Associate Priest at St Peter's. All Souls' Day: November 2, 2009
  37. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe. Fr Chaplain Soma, Assistant Priest, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Easter 2, April 19, 2009
  38. Mass of Thanksgiving. Fr Stephen Miles, Assistant Priest, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Feast of St Nicholas, Saturday 6 December, 2008
  39. The compassionate shepherd. Br Chaplain Soma, Assistant Curate, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Ordinary Sunday 11, June 15, 2008
  40. Leading the sheep out. Br Chaplain Soma, Assistant Curate, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Easter 4, April 13, 2008
  41. A woman of Samaria. Br Chaplain Soma, Assistant Curate, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Lent 3, February 24, 2008
  42. The shift from doing to being. Fr Tat Hean Lie, Hospital Chaplain, St Peter's Eastern Hill. All Souls' Day, November 2, 2006
  43. Forgiveness: Not seven times, but seventy seven times Fr Tom Brown SSM, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Ordinary Sunday 24: September 11, 2005
  44. The mountain-top experience Fr Tom Brown, Assistant Priest at St Peter's. Lent 2: February 20, 2005
  45. The process of Theological Reflection. Br Tat Hean Lie, Deacon, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Ordinary Sunday 17, July 27, 2003
  46. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Br Tat Hean Lie, Deacon, St Peter's Eastern Hill. March 30, 2003

Sermons by Fr John Davis

Sermons at St Peter's by Visitors and Others

  1. National Science Week. Prof. Andrew Wood, Dept. of Health and Medical Sciences, Swinburne University. Preached on Ordinary Sunday 19: August 13, 2017
  2. The Kingdom of Heaven. Colleen Clayton, Klingner Scholar and assistant at St Peter's. Preached on Ordinary Sunday 17: July 30, 2017
  3. Corpus Christi. Bp Ian George, former Archbishop of Adelaide. Preached at St Peter's for Corpus Christi: June 15, 2017
  4. What Colour is the Sea?. Colleen Clayton, Klingner Scholar and assistant at St Peter's. Preached on Lent 4: March 26, 2017
  5. The Role of the Governor. Alex Chernov, former Governor of Victoria. Preached at St Peter's at Evensong for Lent 4: March 26, 2017
  6. The price of health. Stephen Duckett, Lay Preacher and Church Warden, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Preached at Trinity College for Lent 2: March 12, 2017
  7. The Epiphany of God. Dr Stephen Ames, Canon at St Paul's Cathedral. Preached at St Peter's at Epiphany: January 6, 2017
  8. 'Bible or Game of Thrones?. Nicholas Browne, Lay preacher. Preached at St Peter's at Michaelmas: September 29, 2016
  9. Every Requiem is an act of faith. The Right Rev'd David Farrer. Preached at St Peter's on the occasion of the Funeral and Requiem for The Revd Dr Colin Peter Holden, Tuesday 2 August, 2016
  10. Getting God Right. The Rev'd Canon Professor Scott Cowdell. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 16, 17 July, 2016
  11. Heroes of the Faith – Fr Gerard Tucker. Archbishop Peter Hollingworth. Preached at Evensong on Trinity Sunday: May 22, 2016
  12. Celebrating a great gift. Stephen Duckett, Lay Preacher and Church Warden, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Preached at St Peter's for Corpus Christi: May 26, 2016
  13. Words and Deeds: Two Whats, Two Hows, Two Whos. Stephen Duckett, Lay Preacher and Church Warden, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 3: January 24, 2016
  14. The Reign of Christ. Rev'd Dr Sarah Bachelard, founder and director of Benedictus Contemplative Church. Preached at St Peter's on the Feast of Christ the King : November 22, 2015
  15. St Peter's Day. Rev'd Dr Daniel Dries, Rector of Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day : June 28, 2015
  16. Feast of the Presentation. Rt Rev'd Alison Taylor, Bishop of the Southern Region, Queensland. Preached at St Peter's on Candlemas : February 1, 2015
  17. On Baptism. Stephen Duckett, parishioner, St Peter's Eastern Hill. Preached at St Peter's on The Baptism of the Lord: January 11, 2015
  18. In the name of the child for whom we wait. Melissa Clark, Theological student. Preached at St Peter's on Advent 3: December 14, 2014
  19. Feast of the New Guinea Martyrs. Rowan Callick, Journalist. Preached at St Peter's on New Guinea Martyrs Day: September 2, 2014
  20. Forgiveness – sorry seems to be the hardest word. Melissa Clark, Theological student. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 24: September 14, 2014
  21. Jesus cleanses the temple. Melissa Clark, Theological student. Preached at St Peter's on Dedication Sunday: August 3, 2014
  22. Peter and Paul. Right Rev'd Dr Peter Hollingworth. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day: June 29, 2014
  23. Anglo-Catholicism & the Bible. Prof Dorothy Lee, Dean of Trinity College. Preached at St Peter's for Ordinary Sunday 12: June 22, 2014
  24. God so loved the world.... Melissa Clark, Theological student. Preached at St Peter's on Trinity Sunday: June 15, 2014
  25. The Unknowable purpose of God's Creation. Bishop John Bayton, AM. Preached at St Peter's on Trinity Sunday: June 15, 2014
  26. Eucharist and Anglican Catholicism. Dr Andrew McGowan, Dean of Trinity College. Preached at St Peter's for Easter 6: May 25, 2014
  27. Social Justice Sunday. Stephen Duckett, parishioner, St Peter's. Preached at St Peter's for Michaelmas: September 30, 2013
  28. Naught for Your Comfort. Fr Scott Cowdell, Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 20: August 18, 2013
  29. Our Long-Lost Half-Sister. Fr Scott Cowdell, Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese. Preached at St Peter's for the Feast of the Assumption: August 15, 2013
  30. What is demanded of us?. Fr Alex Ross, Assistant Curate, Christ Church South Yarra. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 19: August 11, 2013
  31. Evangelical Catholicism. The Rt Rev'd John Parkes AM, Bishop of Wangaratta. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day: June 30, 2013
  32. The Prodigal Son. Br Bruce-Paul, SSF. Preached at St Peter's on the Fourth Sunday in Lent: March 10, 2013
  33. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Fourth Sunday in Advent: December 23, 2012
  34. Generosity of Spirit. Sharne Rolfe, Theological Student and Candidate, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne on Ordinary Sunday 32: November 11, 2012
  35. Keys to the kingdom and spiritual border control. Fr Peter MacLeod-Miller, vicar of St Matthew's, Albury. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day: June 29, 2012
  36. Where there is no Shrine there is no Home. Archbishop Roger Herft. Preached at St Peter's on the Third Sunday in Lent: March 11, 2012
  37. Transfiguration. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Second Sunday in Lent: March 4, 2012
  38. The Baptism of Our Lord. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord: January 8, 2012
  39. The World Turned Upside Down. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Fourth Sunday in Advent: December 18, 2011
  40. The Sense of Smell. Bishop John Bayton, AM. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 33: November 13, 2011
  41. The Law and the Prophets. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 30: October 23, 2011
  42. The Kingdom of God is Like This .... Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 25: September 18, 2011
  43. The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea. Sr Josephine Margaret, CHN. Preached at St Peter's on New Guinea Martyrs' Day: September 4, 2011
  44. On reading the scriptures. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 17: July 24, 2011
  45. Knowing and Following. The Very Rev'd Dr James Rigney, Dean of Newcastle. Preached at St Peter's on the Sunday in the Octave of St Peter: July 3, 2011
  46. St Peter's Day. Dr Simon Holt, Senior minister Collins Street Baptist Church. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day: June 29, 2011
  47. Taking Up Our Cross?. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 13: June 26, 2011
  48. Death be not proud. Sean Winter, Profesor of New Testament at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne. Preached at St Peter's on the Fifth Sunday in Lent: April 10, 2011
  49. The Real Judgement. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Fourth Sunday in Lent: April 3, 2011
  50. What do you want for Christmas?. Canon Dr Andrew McGowan, Warden of Trinity College, University of Melbourne. Christmas Midnight Mass, Decemeber 24, 2010
  51. The Truth of Christmas. Bishop John Bayton, AM. Preached at St Peter's on Christmas Day: December 25, 2010
  52. Living in the End Times. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Second Sunday in Advent: December 5, 2010
  53. Matter and paradox. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's for Corpus Christi: June 3, 2010
  54. The triumphal entry? Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Palm Sunday: March 28, 2010
  55. Journey of the Magi. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's for Epiphany: January 6, 2010
  56. It was no place to take a child .... Canon Andrew Nunn, Sub Dean Southwark Cathedral. Preached at St Peter's on Candlemas: January 31, 2010
  57. This is who God chooses. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on Advent 4: December 20, 2009
  58. What sort of king do we have in Christ?. Nicholas Browne, Lay minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Festival of Christ the King: November 22, 2009
  59. Ordination of Robert Whalley. Fr Stephen Miles. Preached at Wangaratta on the occasion of the ordination of Robert Whalley to the Diaconate: December 4, 2009
  60. Christ King. Brother Christopher John SSF. Preached at St Peter's on the Festival of Christ the King: November 22, 2009
  61. The New Guinea Martyrs. Bishop Peter Ramsden, Bishop of Port Moresby. New Guines Martyrs' Day, August 31, 2008
  62. Church, Bishops, and St Peter. Canon Dr Andrew McGowan, Warden of Trinity College, University of Melbourne. St Peter's Day, June 29, 2008
  63. The stranger on the road. Brother Christopher John SSF. Preached at St Peter's on Easter 3: April 6, 2008
  64. Something of Christ revealed in a person. Fr Stephen Miles, Associate Priest at St Peter's, Eastern Hill. All Saints' Day: November 1, 2007
  65. Addresses on St Peter's, Eastern Hill. Addresses given by parishioners Guy Churchman, Alex Ross, Joyce Bruce and Mark Larrimore at High Mass on the Octave of St Peter, July 1, 2007
  66. Ss Peter and Paul The Most Rev. Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne. Preached at St Peter's on St Peter's Day: June 29, 2007
  67. The Prodigal Son. Brother Christopher John SSF. Preached at St Peter's on Lent 4: March 18, 2007
  68. Vocation. Rev'd Dr Peta Sherlock, Dean of Bendigo. Preached at St Peter's Eastern Hill on Ordinary Sunday 5: February 4, 2007
  69. Mary, Mother of God. Philip Bewley, Pastoral Worker & Stipendiary Lay Minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Lord: August 15, 2006
  70. Reflecting on the New Guinea Martyrs. Linda Kurti, Head of ABM Australia. Preached at St Peter's on New Guinea Martyr's Day: September 3, 2006
  71. Living in the Monastery. Dom Michael King, OSB, Abbot, Benedictine Monastery, Camperdown. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 19: August 13, 2006
  72. Holy Leisure. Philip Bewley, Pastoral Worker & Stipendiary Lay Minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 16: July 23, 2006
  73. Life's Annunciations Philip Bewley, Pastoral Worker & Stipendiary Lay Minister. Preached at St Peter's on the Feast of the Annunciation: March 25, 2006
  74. Disciples of Jesus do not fast Brother Christopher John SSF. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 8: February 26, 2006
  75. May the Lord give you peace!. Brother Bruce-Paul SSF. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 7: February 19, 2006
  76. All men are created equal?. Philip Bewley, Pastoral Worker & Stipendiary Lay Minister. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 6: February 12, 2006
  77. Blessing of Icons. Bishop Philip Huggins. Preached at St Peter's on the Feast of Epiphany: Friday 6 January, 2006
  78. The keys of heaven Dom Michael King, OSB, Abbot, Benedictine Monastery, Camperdown. Preached at St Peter's on Ordinary Sunday 21: August 21, 2005
  79. Patronal Festival 2005 Dr Tom Frame, Bishop to the Australian Defence Force. Preached at St Peter's on Wednesday 29 June, 2005
  80. Human Dignity and Equity in Employment Bishop Philip Huggins. Preached at an ecumenical service at St Peter's on Tuesday 28 June, 2005
  81. Funeral address for James Walters The Right Rev'd R David Farrer, Bishop of Wangaratta. Preached at St Peter's on Tuesday 31 May, 2005
  82. The form of living dust Rev'd Canon Dr Jane Shaw, Dean of Divinity, New College, Oxford. Lent 5: March 13, 2005
  83. Reflections on General Synod The Rev'd Dr Andrew McGowan, Trinity College, University of Melbourne. Preached at Trinity College: October 22, 2004
  84. The Benedictine monastic life. Dom Michael King, OSB, Abbot, Benedictine Monastery, Camperdown. Ordinary Sunday 16, July 18, 2004
  85. The Petrine ministry. Rev'd Dr Andrew McGowan, Director of the Trinity College Theological School. St Peter's Day, June 29, 2004
  86. Commemoration of the PNG Martyrs. Canon Donald Johnston, Preached at St Peter's, Ordinary Sunday 23, September 7, 2003
  87. Wouldest thou learn thy Lord's meaning in this thing?. Fr Ted Cosens, Associate Priest, St Peter's Eastern Hill. September 22, 2002
  88. Forgiveness is God's Gift: Our Response to God's Forgiveness. Rev'd Canon Sam Ata, Associate Priest, St Peter's Eastern Hill. September 15, 2002
  89. New Guinea Martyrs' Day Observance. Rowan Callick – journalist with the Financial Review – reflects. Sunday September 1, 2002
  90. Freely ye have received; freely give. Peter Burke, Magdalene Centre, Adelaide. Preached at St Peter's on the 11th Ordinary Sunday: June 16, 2002
  91. Sacramental Living. A series of two lectures given by The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales at Trinity College in 2002.
  92. The Experience of the Holy Spirit. The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales. The sermon preached by the Archbishop at St Peter's on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2002
  93. Relationships, Family, Community and Society. Bishop Andrew St John. Preached at St Peter's on Trinity Sunday: May 26, 2002.
  94. Shepherd and Bishop. Easter 4: April 21, 2002. Fr Nick Mercer from St Mary's, Bourne Street, London, preaches at St Peter's while visiting Melbourne.
  95. Does Ministerial Priesthood have a Future? The Most Rev'd Dr Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth and Primate of Australia. Preached at St Martin's, Hawksburn: July 11, 2001
  96. Papua New Guinea: Martyrs Day. Rowan Callick - journalist with the Financial Review - reflects. Sunday September 3, 2000
  97. The Future of Catholic Anglicanism. Dr Keith Rayner, Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of Australia, preaches on the Anniversary of John Keble's Assize Sermon. July 14, 1999
  98. St Peter's Day, 1999. The Archbishop of Melbourne: The Most Revd Dr Keith Rayner, AO. June 29, 1999
  99. Trinity Sunday, 1999. Fr Philip Gill, Assistant Priest, St Peter's Eastern Hill. May 30, 1999
  100. Unexpected Pentecosts. Fr Grant Bullen, Rector of St Mary Magdalene, Adelaide. Pentecost Sunday: May 23, 1999
  101. God in the 'Third Person'? Fr Richard Treloar, Associate Chaplain, Trinity College. Easter 7: May 16, 1999
  102. The Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Rev'd Canon Professor J. Robert Wright, St Mark's Professor of Ecclestiastical History, New York. Easter 5: May 2, 1999
  103. Induction Sermon. Bishop Andrew Curnow, Bishop of the Northern Region, preaches at the induction of the Rev'd Dr John Davis as the Ninth Vicar of St Peter's, Eastern Hill. October, 1998
  104. The Good Shepherd. The Most Rev'd Dr Philip Strong, Bishop of New Guinea, 1936-1962, preaches at St Peter's on New Guinea Martyrs' Day, 1981. September 2, 1981
  105. Redeeming the Time. The Most Rev'd Dr Joseph Booth, Archbishop of Melbourne, 1942-1956, preaches at St Peter's on the Sunday celebrating the Centenary of the parish, and the dedication of the New Guinea Memorial Window. October 27, 1946
  106. The New Guinea Martyrs. Canon Farnham E Maynard, Vicar of St Peter's, 1926-1964, preaches at St Peter's in response to the first news of the deaths of missionaries in New Guinea, 1942. October 11, 1942.

Other Papers and Articles

  1. An Evangelical Agenda for Catholic Anglicanism. Fr Scott Cowdell, Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican Diocese. After-dinner address for The Assumption: August 15, 2013
  2. Catholic Evangelism. Dr Muriel Porter. Reply to Scott Cowdell's after-dinner address for The Assumption: August 15, 2013
  3. Vicar's Report, 2012. Report to the AGM, November 25, 2012
  4. Jean Henderson. Eulogy delivered by Rowan Callick at Jean Henderson's funeral, July 7, 2011
  5. Vicar's Report, 2009. Report to the AGM, November 18, 2009
  6. Claiming our catholic inheritance. Address given at Christ Church, Castlemaine, for the regional celebration of the founding of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England: 5 July 2009
  7. Vicar's Report, 2008. Report to the AGM, November 30, 2008
  8. Anglicans can affirm truth while embracing difference. A Viewpoint article by the Vicar, published in The Melbourne Anglican, March 2008.
  9. Vicar's Report, 2007. Report to the AGM, November 18, 2007
  10. Book Launch: Australian Soul. Launch speech by Dr John Davis, December 11, 2006
  11. Vicar's Report, 2006. Report to the AGM, November, 2006
  12. Dedication Festival 2006. Address by Dr Janet Crawford in the hall after High Mass on Sunday August 6, 2006
  13. Book Launch: The New Puritans. Address by the author, Dr Muriel Porter, March 29, 2006
  14. Muriel Porter: The New Puritans. Speech by Charles Sherlock at the launch of Dr Muriel Porter's book, March 29, 2006
  15. Vicar's Report, 2005. Report to the AGM, November 20, 2005
  16. Vicar's Report, 2004. Report to the AGM, November 22, 2004
  17. Vicar's Report, 2003. Report to the AGM, November 19, 2003
  18. Vicar's Report, 2002. Report to the AGM, November 25, 2002
  19. Vicar's Report, 2000. Report to the AGM, November 20, 2000
  20. Reconciliation – the mark of a civilized society. Archbishop Peter Watson, Archbishop of Melbourne, at the Institute for Spiritual Studies seminar, October 25, 2000
  21. Women Bishops' Working Party reports to Synod, October 14, 2000.
  22. Anglicans and Homosexuality. A paper by Dr Caroline Miley.
  23. Leadership Profile Paper. A paper prepared by the Leadership Strategy Group of the Archbishop in Council, Diocese of Melbourne.
  24. Lay Presidency Update. Recent developments are discussed by the Vicar, The Rev'd Dr John Davis. December 9, 1999
  25. St Francis and Assisi A note by Fr John Davis for Apostrophe, Issue 41, October 1999
  26. Victorians showing the way. Co-operation, covenants and a code: the Anglican-Uniting Church experience. Now How about the Catholics? The Halifax-Portal Lecture #3. Delivered in Sydney by Dr John Davis.

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