Category Archives: Tributes


I wrote this the night before my late wife’s Thanksgiving service in Port Macquarie on Monday 11th November. Because there were massive fires throughout the state of NSW, it meant that a lot of folk who wanted to come to … Continue reading

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329. A Tribute To A Wonderful Godly Woman. Carole Ann Holbeck. My Late Beloved Wife and Very Best Friend

Carole’s Early days Carole was born Carole Ann Tapsell in Kharagpur in India in 1943. She was the daughter of Carl Tapsell the famous hockey player who had received Gold Medals for India in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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313. A Tribute To A Humble Servant of God. Bruce Robert Moon. 1941 to 2019.

It was a great privilege for us as a retired clergy group in Port Macquarie [called the Amigos], to ask Bruce Moon to join our group. Some of us had known Bruce for many years and had ministered with him … Continue reading

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280. An amazing, amazing story! An “insignificant” man who made a “SIGNIFICANT” contribution to this world. “Heaven tonight?”

Sometimes we wonder whether we have ever made any sort of impact for good in the life of another person. At a recent dinner I was reminded of the story of an ordinary fellow who tried to help others find … Continue reading

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135. Bishop Peter Chiswell, 1934-2013. A Former Bishop of Armidale NSW. A Tribute

Peter served the Lord in the Diocese of Armidale for virtually his entire ministry. His influence was wide-spread throughout the diocese over several decades. Together with his close friend the late John (Chappo) Chapman he helped open the diocese to … Continue reading

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130. A Tribute. Bishop Dudley Foord. 1923-2013. (Double E, Double E) Evangelism

The name of Dudley Foord will be remembered by many with the introduction of Evangelism Explosion to Australia. Many of us came from long distances to the Conferences he held in Sydney as he promoted  this form of Evangelism. Evangelism … Continue reading

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120. A Tribute. The Rev Thomas John Jewett. Australian Pastor-Teacher. 1927- 2013.

“He WAS my bishop!” These were the opening words as the preacher began his sermon. The occasion was the Thanksgiving service for the late Tom Jewett in the Anglican church in Devonport Tasmania. ( A summary of Tom’s ministry as … Continue reading

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