have experienced something quite wonderful at St
warmth of the community, the stimulation of Ted's sermons
and his extraordinary vision and generosity, the very
practical works of social justice, the energy and the
space to grow as a Christian are all things I treasure.
can only be in awe at what St
has come to mean to many thousands of people. It has
been such a privilege to be part of this inspiring community.
It is Ted Kennedy who made this possible.
want to record my thanks to Ted for his long hard struggle
to bring justice to Aboriginal people - the frustrating
task which he undertook to move the church authorities
to do the right thing by the Aboriginal Medical Service.
The fruits of that long labour are yet to be yielded.
collaboration with Ted on his great book - Who
is Worthy? - is one of the major
highlights of my life. I am so proud to be part of this
as Ted's book has been a tremendous help to so many
who were feeling neglected and - what is more terrible
- spurned by the official church.
all I treasure my friendship with Ted and the happiness
I experience being part of this special community.
by Brendan O'Dwyer