Today Carolyn shares some reflections on our experiences of discontent and what we might learn from the biblical prophets. The Melbourne-based performance poet Joel McKerrow offers a spoken word piece about the experience of lockdown, and our CSBC deacons lead us in prayer.

At the end of today’s video our friends from the Flinders St Baptist Church in Adelaide share a greeting and words of blessing.

Thank you for joining in with us today.



Today, Carolyn looks at the tradition of Lament – the sad songs of the Bible, and asks whether we can learn to hold grief and gratitude at the same time.

We are led in prayer by members of the CSBC community: Merilyn Rees, Barbara Martin, Laurie Buchanan, Elizabeth Woodall and Neil Wright.




Today our pastors Carolyn and Simon engage in conversation about freedom, the gospel and our life in lockdown.

Wherever you are and however you are participating, know that you are welcome.

Peace to you.


Dear Friends,

Today Carolyn Francis asks how we choose to nourish our spirits during a time of crisis, and Sherry Maddock gives us a story of good news and mission from Central House. It is heartening to know that hope and generosity prevail, even in moments like this one!

We hope many of you will also join us online for communion this morning. A link was sent via email during the week.

May you know God’s grace and goodness.





Welcome to CSBC online.

Today we hear some reflections on the themes of Comfort and Isolation led by Simon Holt and Ben Verghese, with prayers and readings from Carolyn Francis, Brenda Holt and Shirley Graves-Mortimer, and music played by David Cundy.

Peace and grace to you all.