On the occasion of the the Celebration of New Ministry Service, held on November 27th, The Ven. Richard Salt (Diocesan Director of Ministry & Mission) delivered a compelling sermon entitled “New Beginnings”. In his homily, the Archdeacon revisited three stories from the Bible – the Faith of Abram in following the command of God, the Courage of Peter to proclaim the Gospel in the midst of a hostile crowd, and finally the surprise and delight of the 72 who were sent by Christ to heal the sick. This theme of Faith, Courage, Surprise and Delight was wished-for on behalf of the new community of St. Augustine of Canterbury, as we too embark on ‘New Beginnings’.