St Kilda Uniting Church Bush fires letter

Bush fires

Please see attached a letter from The Moderator of the  Uniting Church Vic/Tas (Rev Denise Liersch) re the recent bush fires. If you would like to make a contribution you could do this at the Uniting  VicTas Bushfire Appeal via the following link This gives UNITING the option of buying urgently needed goods or funding recovery.

Christmas - Advent Cousins

Advent Cousins

It’s the end of the school term and I was able to get to one of the grade 6 concerts. It’s a very special feeling watching your 2 eldest grandchildren who are cousins performing on stage. Especially when you know they have been rehearsing at home for weeks, stressing out over complicated choreography, and driving…

The tower

The Tower

As work begins on renovating the tower at 163 Chapel St, and public safety fencing is erected, I’m very conscious of disruption. The space at the front of the church building will not be available for a few months. The bench will be temporarily inaccessible – where will people sit and watch the world go…

St Kilda Uniting Church Word of the Minister Digging


One of my favourite poets is the late Seamus Heaney, and one of my favourite poems is Digging. As poetry, it does many things: it brings to life a hint of nostalgia from childhood memories, it reminds me of the dogged graft of labourers from a previous generation, and then it reminds me to be…

Greta Thunberg. The power can be used or abused

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg So many options for this week’s article and it was a toss-up between Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN, Boris Johnson’s unlawful ‘cancelling’ of Parliament in the UK,  impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, or Scott Morrison’s absence from the UN climate summit. Then I realised that all 4 are all connected – especially…

St Kilda Uniting Church Doubt


One of the big philosophical questions that physics threw up when I was about 14, is ‘what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object’? I remember the discussion, and we all concluded that perpetual stalemate was the answer. However, our rather whacky physics teacher demonstrated that this was a flawed paradox, because something…