Minister

ordination
Ordained in the Uniting Church in Australia in 2010, Sarah has served as the facilitator of alternative church ventures Black Wood Jazz (2005–2009) and The Esther Project (2009–2010), and as sole minister in the Belair Uniting Church congregation (2011–2014).

From 2015, Sarah has been sought after for pulpit supply across southern Scotland, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk and the Upper Clyde Parish, in Church of Scotland and United Reformed congregations.

Sarah has continued her involvement with 'fresh expressions' of church as participant in The Gathering and as part of the support team for Methodist Church Venture FX workers.


Sarah is an active member of the Greyfriars Kirk congregation in Edinburgh, regularly called upon to offer her gifts of reading, performance and poetry.


I shaved my head for Lent
one year, in solidarity with all
the folk in my congregation
touched by cancer - which
was all of us in one long and awful
season: a prophetic and pastorally
encouraging act, as I discovered
Among all the sublime and profound everyday surprising conversations with inquiring young and old minds, playgroup play dough and swing pushing duty, and serving communion to a mentor who was dying from cancer, some of the very cool things Sarah has been able to do as minister include

  • serving communion with the UCA president at the National Christian Youth Convention on the Gold Coast in 2011
  • leading protestant communion at The Glen Workshops in Santa Fe, also 2011
  • being interviewed on radio as one of 19 ordinands in the UCA in South Australia in 2010
  • conducting the wedding for her sister (with bridesmaid's dress beneath the liturgical robes)
  • and a full immersion baptism of a faithful 8 year old. 



Prayer & Liturgy


Collections of story, poetry, prayer and liturgy for the season of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany available through Proost.











Find a prayer-poem for one of the lectionary texts each week from Sarah at Pray the Story.


Easter story encounters available for download through Wild Goose Publications. 
The Best of All News: three monologues in the characters of Mary, Peter and Thomas, after the resurrection of Jesus. 
With Intuition, Imagination, and Love: gathering for contemplation and anointing, shaped by poems by Sarah Agnew and Jan Sutch Pickard. 







Sarah has also written prayers for church events, Seasons of the Spirit, and has one in the collection, Winter, Wild Goose publication.


If you would like to read scripts of Sarah's sermons (aka reflections), please click here

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