Tables can create communities and divide communities. At the centre of our church is a table. At the centre of Jesus' ministry was a table. Today we celebrated Back to Church Sunday. In this message Rev. Rob uses the symbol of a table to explain how Jesus envisaged an open and accepting community - the Kingdom of God. The church needs to be that place where no one is excluded but instead all may come and sit down in the presence of Christ.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.