Tag Archives: Dulwich Hill

Hate Your Mother (Luke 14:25-33)

“Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus. He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can’t be my … Continue reading

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A Report on the Sydney Anglican Synod 2006

Report to parishioners of Holy Trinity, Dulwich Hill of the 47th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney by Leigh Bottrell The following report, while obviously initially intended for members of our parish, is reprinted here with permission, in the … Continue reading

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The Brawl for the Mall

Father Dave’s address to Marrickville Council, November 2007 in support of a street mall for the Dulwich Hill community One thing I’ve always noticed about Dulwich Hill is the way in which elderly men of the different ethnic communities that make … Continue reading

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A Priestly Martial Art – Sun-Herald July 11th, 1993

WHEN applied by the experts, the martial art of Hap Ki Do is a ferocious form of controlled aggression. So to find an Aussie priest teaching it to parishioners seems at odds with a couple of Christian edicts. “That depends … Continue reading

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Christians v Lions: One hell of a fight – Inner Western Suburbs Courier January 16th, 1995

A crowd of about 150 people turned out to watch the local team from Holy Trinity Dulwich Hill slog it out with opponents drawn from a variety of boxing, wresttling and kickboxing from around Svdney in what was billed as … Continue reading

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Priest to lead the Christians v Lions – Inner Western Suburbs Courier December 18th, 1995

BOXING Day has taken on a new meaning, with real gladiators climbing into the ring in a clash between the Christians and the Lions at Dulwich Hill. “Fighting Father” Dave Smith, parish priest of Holy Trinity, Duiwich Hill, and a … Continue reading

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Sydney’s “Fightin’ Father Dave” – Church Scene, 25th October 1996

by Charles Sherlock THE REVD DAVID SMITH was named Fightin’ Father Dave five years ago by a local newspaper, when he took up kickboxing. Recently he fought for the NSW light middleweight title – “my own personal goal”. He lost, … Continue reading

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Father Takes On The Man For Kids – Valley Times May 23rd, 2002

A BOXING ring erected at Dulwich High School on Saturday night will see two unlikely opponents fighting for their communities in a match that has two religions merging for a common goal. Fighting Father Dave Smith, Anglican parish priest at … Continue reading

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Fighting Father Warns Opponent to “Say Your Prayers” – Valley Times – 29th June 2006

DULWICH Hill’s ‘Fighting’ Father Dave has a message to the so called ‘Mountain Man’ Geoff Scully ahead of Saturday night’s Pankration Death Match – ‘Say your prayers’. Pankration is a gruelling combination of boxing, kicking and wrestling over three rounds … Continue reading

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