Sermon: No Other Foundation (200 Years On)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Knopwood PaintingA sermon first preached by The Rev’d Robert Knopwood
on the occasion of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Church of St David, February 19th, 1817.

“We shall consider Christ as the foundation of our Faith
His Doctrines are the foundation of our Faith. His Life is the foundation of our Practice, His Promises is the foundation of our hope.”

Sermon: Opening of the Legal Year Address

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Preached by Professor Tim McCormack on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year. This years guest, Professor Tim McCormack, will be speaking on “Renewing our Commitment to Justice.”

Professor Tim McCormack

Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a Director of World Vision Australia. Tim has recently returned from a sabbatical year in the US where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, the Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Stockton Centre for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term (January 2016).

Tim was the Foundation Australian Red Cross Professor of International Humanitarian Law (1996-2010) at the Melbourne Law School, and also the Foundation Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (2001-2010) – a collaborative initiative (established 2001) between the Melbourne Law School and the Australian Defence Force Legal Service. He has held a number of significant international appointments as: an international observer for Phase 2 of the Turkel Commission of Enquiry into Israel’s processes for investigation of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (Jerusalem, 2011-2013); amicus curiae on international law matters to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the trial of Slobodan Miloševic (The Hague, 2002-2006); expert International Humanitarian Law adviser to Major Mori for the defence of David Hicks before the US Military Commission (Guantanamo Bay, 2003-2007). Tim is also a member of the international advisory boards of a number of academic institutions in the US, Israel, Germany and Sweden.

Tim grew up in Burnie and attended Burnie State School, Parklands High School and Hellyer College. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LL.B. Hons. – 1982) and of Monash University (Ph.D. – 1990).



Sermon: Reacting to Light Matthew 4

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

The world  is dealing with a new political reality, new leadership, new policies and it would be fair to say it is doing so with a far degree of trepidation. What will change, how will it end, what will it mean for me.

We should ask the same questions when we think of the coming Kingdom of Heaven.

Sermon: The First Christmas Carol

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Preached by Charles Spurgeon on Saturday, December 24th, 2016

A part of the series.

As a reflection in the Nine Lessons and Carols service the Dean read from a sermon delivered December 20, 1857, by. C. H. Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens with an encouragement for more singing.