A reflection on Martin Place

by Casey O’Brien Machado Each year, Sydney Congress Hall Corps leads a Carol Service at the Martin Place Christmas Tree in the nights leading up to Christmas. These services are loud, joyful and full of life. However, two years ago¬†– just days before our first carol service for the year was scheduled – a man…

Lest We Forget

by Casey O’Brien Machado Today is November 11th – Remembrance Day. It’s a day when many Australians will pause for a minute’s silence to remember those who have passed in the service of their country. At 11am, school halls will go relatively silent, some workplaces will cease to echo the sounds of typing, and the…