When it comes to buying or selling homes we are told that ‘location, location, location’ is the golden rule of real estate. When I think about the church’s core business it is ‘parish, parish, parish and more parish’. Writing in his August ‘Ad Clerum’ Bishop Trevor wrote, “Parishes have been our core business for generations and need to remain so, notwithstanding the need to experiment with different forms of connecting people with the good news of Jesus.” The New Testament s
MALCOLM ALLBROOK explores the history of Canberra's oldest church There's a place in Canberra that evokes the appearance and atmosphere of an English country parish. The churchyard at St John's Anglican Church in Reid has an attractive steepled building, an old school house and rectory, lychgates and a graveyard. And, we might expect of such a place, it wears its past proudly. The monuments, gravestones and stained glass windows connect it directly to generations of Canberra'