St Mary's School

Message from the chaplain - 15 March 2019

March 18, 2019 | Chaplain's message
The juxtaposition of suffering and hope are stark in this depiction of the Second Station. Christ accepts his cross, knowing that he must…
St Mary's School

Message from the chaplain - 8 March 2019

March 12, 2019 | Chaplain's message
On 6 March, the church celebrated Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent, a six-week season leading up to Easter. The focus of…

Message from the chaplain - 21 February 2019

February 26, 2019 | Chaplain's message
We are participants in this scene, standing as the young girl does, looking on. In a way, this scene depicts the choices we face each day:…
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Message from the chaplain - 15 February 2019

February 18, 2019 | Chaplain's message
The Stations of the Cross. Last year, St Mary’s commissioned a new set of unique Stations of the Cross, painted by South African artist,…

Message from the chaplain - 1 February 2019

February 01, 2019 | Chaplain's message
As part of our Christian and Anglican ethos here at St Mary’s, the chapel bell intones the Angelus daily, immediately after the second…

Message from the chaplain - 18 January 2019

January 21, 2019 | Chaplain's message
We welcome our girls and staff back to school, and pray that 2019 may be blessed year for all in our community. We return to school in the…
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Message from the chaplain - 3 December 2018

December 04, 2018 | Chaplain's message
Each Advent and Christmas, I am struck by the seeming-absurdity of the Christmas story: God, come to show us a different kingdom, is born a…

Message from the chaplain - 16 November 2018

November 20, 2018 | Chaplain's message
The words of the Psalmist remind us to give thanks to God: for specific instances that we can name, for how God has been present to us in…

Message from the chaplain - 2 November 2018

November 05, 2018 | Chaplain's message
In the Anglican Church, Thursday 1 November marks All Souls’ Day, while Friday 2 November is the feast of All Saints. The word…

Message from the chaplain - 18 October 2018

October 22, 2018 | Chaplain's message
On 18 October, the Church celebrates the feast day of St Luke the physician, to whom authorship of Luke’s Gospel is attributed. “The…

Message from the chaplain - 5 October 2018

October 05, 2018 | Chaplain's message
Wednesday 3 October marked the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. Francis lived in the 13th century CE, and was born into a family with much…
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Message from the chaplain - 21 September 2018

September 21, 2018 | Chaplain's message
And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees…

Message from the chaplain - 3 August 2018

August 03, 2018 | Chaplain's message
From 22 to 27 July, I was privileged to attend the annual National Independent Schools Chaplains’ Conference (NISCC), hosted by the…

Message from the chaplain - 20 July 2018

July 20, 2018 | Chaplain's message
From 2 to 11 July, I had the privilege of going on a pilgrimage to Egypt and Israel, led by Bishop Steve Moreo. To flee King Herod, the Holy…