We are first called and
Moved by the very Love that
Lives within us

 “The love of Christ overwhelms us”

(2 Corinthians 5:14)


Last Sunday fifty-three Year 11 girls were anointed and commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist here in our school chapel.  During their preparation for this ministry we spent much time reflecting on what lies at the heart of this, and in fact any ministry, and that is, a deep, sometimes unarticulated sense of God drawing us.  The words above, written by theologian and poet, Edwina Gateley, and St Paul’s words to the people of Corinth so long ago, are really what it is all about.  Whether we are able to clearly express it this way or not, it is this reaching–out of God to us, this grace, this outpouring of Divine love into our hearts that in fact does draw us to any form of service and commitment.  Ministry is about responding to this when we become aware of it.  We are moved and drawn to offer ourselves to serve…


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Ms Kerry McCullough

Dean of Mission