Welcome to my website. I hope that the material here will be life giving and uplifting for you. Over my journey of life I have had many experiences ranging from the joyous and satisfying, to the terrifying and traumatic . My life has caused me to draw deeply from the wells of life giving nourishment offered by God to those who would follow his son Jesus, who came that we might have life in all its fullness. I hope that you might find light and nourishment from what I offer here and , would be pleased to guide you to places where you might realise your full potential.
May peace be with you – Your Chaplain, Gary Stone
Veterans Issues Through many deployments overseas I have an intimate awareness of the particular issues challenging veterans and I can assist you in dealing with them. I have had my own struggle with PTSD and you can read how I now am into Post Traumatic Growth in a number of articles in Resources.
Veterans Care is an incorporated association set up by some concerned citizens wanting to raise the level of holistic health and wellbeing in the wider Veteran community. Our range of objectives and strategies can accessed through this link. Please consider joining us.
Life these days is complex, and many small issues together can place us under a lot of stress. I can assist you through counselling in unravelling the tangles of life, and developing a positive life strategy to help you thrive. Please contact me , we can have a chat and if I can’t help I’ll guide you to someone who can .
Words of Encouragement
I have discovered that we can re-wire our brain to shrink the harmful and negative memories and go on to live a more satisfying life by taking in positive words of encouragement. Please enjoy the stories and messages I have developed along life’s journey in my Resources section under Homilies and Words of Encouragement .
I have discovered through my own brush with cancer and peritonitis that a holistic approach to health and well-being is necessary. I invite you to consider embracing the “body, mind and soul ” regime that I have found life-giving , and would be pleased to guide you through its development in your circumstances. Look up any of the health articles in Resources.
Baptism . Formal initiation into the Christian life commences through the celebration of Baptism . Following some preparation, a child or adult is welcomed into the Christian community and blessed to realise their full potential as a child of God. I celebrate baptisms usually on Sunday mornings. Please contact me to make an appointment for preparation . A baptism request form and the format of a baptism is enclosed in Resources .
Marriage . I can assist you in celebrating your life long commitment of love to another , through a service of Christian marriage. I will normally conduct preparation over a six month period , where we will dialogue over the format for the marriage service , as well as undertake education in living a thriving married life. Various government and church forms need to be completed at our first interview . Example Orders of service are enclosed in Resources .
Funerals . Following the death of a loved one , I can assist you in a Christian funeral to celebrate the life of your loved one, friend or family member and provide a farewell for them from this life to eternal life in heaven , and bring comfort and peace to all those who continue in this life . Example funeral services are enclosed in Resources.