Appointment for Fr Martin
Our Vicar has been appointed Commissary for the Bishop of The Murray. In this role Fr Martin will represent the interests of the South Australian Diocese in England. The Diocese of The Murray is currently being Administered by the Venerable Richard Seabrook who is a previous preacher at our St Luke's Day celebrations.
Bishop David Chislett of Australia is a personal friend of Fr Martin and a great friend and supporter of St Luke’s Parish. Despite the relentless persecution of the despotic prelates that currently run the Anglican Church in Australia Fr David (as he known by so many) continues to radiate a confident belief in God’s mercy and love.
His blog is a font of inspiring teaching and Godly counsel. Do make an effort to read his blog and be fed and encouraged.
Fr Martin and the PCC have decided to invite Fr David to accept an appointment as Director of St Luke’s Outreach a mission initiative designed to utilise his gifts and skills in reaching out to the community. In this role Fr David will develop links with our ecumenical and other faith neighbours as well as encouraging baptismal and marriage enrichment programmes and other activities.
Fr Martin has also written to the Bishop of Southwark requesting that Fr David be licensed as Assistant Priest here at St Luke’s.
An appeal fund has been established to help fund this initiative and donations can be made payable to St Luke’s PCC – Chislett Appeal
Read the Archbishop of York's speech on the role of religion in politics here