Gateway News 29th March 2020

Welcome to the Gateway G’day, this is Wayne (and Alice) recently back from Scotland and now in quarantine welcoming you to our new emailed newsletter. Email or Printed? This is designed as a replacement for the pew sheet during the present distress. It is possible to email it to you. Given the cost difference between a stamp and an email this is the parish’s…

Let’s build a wall!

I built a wall this summer holidays, or more correctly, I, ably assisted by my three children and another teenager, built stage 1 of a retaining wall project to turn my steeply sloping garden of useless grass into a place of three levels with space to sit and space to enjoy God’s creation outdoors. It seemed that any bloke that I spoke to thought it fair game to give me…

Hopes for Christmas

Our hopes for Christmas when we are young are centered very closely around ourselves and the gifts under the Christmas tree, but as we get older we learn to widen our circle of kindness to include strangers. Despite our own personal circumstances, there are indeed ways in which we can help others who will not be surrounded by friendly faces this Christmas.


I praise you, for I am most fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 Since the industrial revolution, it seems to me that handicrafts such as pottery and knitting have become past times, hobbies, that are somewhat dismissed and of little value. No longer were these skills…