Category: Moderator

Notre Dame, Holy Week 2019

I have never been there. I have heard stories, by family and friends, for more than four decades, of extraordinary majesty and beauty, sitting in the heart of Paris....

Moderator’s 2019 Easter Message: #EasterIsWhy

The Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW and the ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford, shares his Easter 2019 message. You can download and share this message...

Easter is Why

I am listening to my favourite piece of music as I write this. It is the first classical recording I ever purchased, at the record store in the Manning Building at...

International Women’s Day Prayer 2019

The Moderator, Rev. Simon Hansford, has prepared the following prayer in celebration of International Women’s Day. Please feel free to share and use this prayer in...

Jesus appears in the midst of everything

In his 2018 Christmas message, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of New South Wales and the ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford, reminds us that God is with...

God is with all of us

One of the pleasant, even hopeful, illusions about Christmas is that everything else takes a back seat. My childhood memories, fuelled by nostalgia, are my mother...

Hearing God’s call

The Lord said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then the Lord said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O...

We need to talk

You know that feeling when your partner, or employer, or doctor, says “We need to talk”? There is that sense of trepidation, even if they declare that there is...

God requires us to see #BeyondTheCross at Easter

Moderator, Rev. Simon Hansford reminds us that the real message of Easter requires us to see #BeyondTheCross and discover how God’s love transforms our everyday lives....

Hope – A Ridiculous, Wonderful Thing

Hope can seem a fragile thing. I had the honour last night of babysitting the child of some dear friends. He woke once only, briefly, during the night, in a moment of...