St Paul’s welcomes Fr Graham Reynolds as our new Locum Parish Priest

I was born in Ballarat in 1950.  My father’s family had been in Ballarat since the late 1860’s.  However, I grew up in Melbourne.

I was part of an active Christian family and I sang in the Parish Choir from age 6 until I was 18. Then I continued to be involved in Parish life in a variety of ways.

I completed a Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management in 1968 and worked in the Catering Industry until I entered theological College in 1972 as an Ordinand for Gippsland Diocese.

After Ordination in 1975 I served in Gippsland, Wangaratta and Riverina Diocese until 2002 when I was Inducted into the Melbourne Parish of Box Hill.

All through my ministry I have maintained a very strong interest in Social Justice and Christian Welfare  work.  This led me to become General manager for Parish Partnerships and Community Development in 2009.

Since retirement in 20214 I have lived in Ballarat and worked for the Diocese in a variety of ways.

 

I am greatly looking forward to my time here at St Paul’s and trust that we will grow and journey together in Christ.

 

My first wife Judy died in 2016 as a result of the failure of a Bone Marrow transplant.

Since then I have married Grace, our family consists of 3 sons, all married and 7 grandchildren.

Much to our delight, 1 family now lives in Ballarat.

This weeks Quality

Alertness vs. Unawareness

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38)

 

This means being aware of that which is taking place around me so I can have the right response to it.