All humans long to be happy. This desire lies deep within every person. It's an important and valid need with real happiness tied to finding deep meaning in our lives. If we don't find that, we will never find real happiness. (Curiously, in simply searching for happiness it can only be revealed after the finding of meaning.) Many centuries ago, St Augustine realised the truth of this search when he wrote that .... our hearts are restless until they rest in God. God has made us for Himself and we will not find complete happiness until our hearts rest in Him. We can search in countless ways and places, but until we fulfil this deep need for Him, we will not discover "the peace of God that passes all understanding." (Philippians 4.7)

New Life in Jesus Christ
By giving God the central place and role in our lives we will discover the truth in words spoken by St Paul: "If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see everything has become new!" (2 Corinthians 5.17) In Ezekiel's words to the Jewish people, "A new heart I will give you and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36.26)
This is the gift that God freely offers to each one of us.

God's love for us
God loves each of us to such an extent that we can't begin to imagine it. His deepest desire is for each of us to respond to that love. The aim of this website is to help you in your search for a deeper relationship with Him.

Michael Hillier

index.3.jpg This site is sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Willochra, a vast, sparsely populated rural diocese covering most of South Australia. With this in mind, we use the title "Bush Spirituality". Within the boundaries you'll find agriculture in various forms  farming, sheep and cattle stations, as well as vineyards and wineries. There is also mining, fishing and tourism, as well as a variety of other industries and businesses. We are a diverse church  "a little tribe with a big heart" that reaches out to the generous heart of God. You can see the diocesan website at www.diowillochra.org.au