Happy Christmas – Victoria 2017


Ben, Caleb & Evie – Christmas 2017


On holiday in Somerset – September 2016



Wallis family arriving at YVV

Arriving at Yarra Valley Vineyard February 28th 2016

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Ruth, speaking to the youth at Yarra Valley Vineyard – August 2016

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Paul, sharing some testimonies from young people at Yarra Valley Vineyard



Launching Travis Grey as YVV’s new Worship Pastor

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Hosting John Barnett and Carl Tuttle at Yarra Valley Vineyard


Speaking at the Vineyard National Conference – September 2017

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Prayer time at Yarra Valley Vineyard

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The Wallises and Vineyard Australia’s national directors, Kirk & Nichole Delaney


The Wallis Family – at West Coker in September 2016


With David Pytches and Barry Kissell at St Andrew’s Chorleywood
for the Ichthyans Reunion – September 2016


With Phil Steer and Richard Hayes at St Andrew’s Chorleywood
fpr the September 2016 Ichthyans reunion

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A Jesus Generation River Baptism – at Point Hut Crossing ACT in 2007


In Amazonia ’87+’89 for part of my theological training, learning from the inspirational, monastic catalysts of Brazil’s radical “ecclesiogenesis” (a word that embraces conversion, organic church, political engagement, & community transformation!)


Enjoying my time at IPAR in Belem, Brazil in 1989
trains & supports catalysts of Brazilian Base Ecclesial Communities
Click here for the Facebook page for IPAR

Colorful colonial houses in Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia in Brazil – where, at the Ecumenical Seminary, I delivered a lecture in Portuguese on the topic “The Theological Climate in Britain.” It included Q&A- and the students laughed at my jokes! A very happy memory from 1989.


Visiting Dom Helder Camara in Recife, Brazil in 1989


Horse-trekking in the Himalayas in 1976 with Mum and Mark


Young Wallises with Uncle Mark, Grandma and Grandpa in 2016


Evie & Daddy, walking in Huskisson in 2010


Paul and Ben at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary – 2017


Paul and Caleb celebrating New Year 2018


Local Prayer Spot – Victoria 2018

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Local Prayer Spot – Victoria 2017

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Early morning prayer time – August 2017


Jogging around the neighborhood with Ben – 2017


Mount Evelyn, Victoria – with our friends at the 2009 Convention of the
Anabaptist Association for Australia and New Zealand


Visiting with David Adam on Lindisfarne in 1992


Visiting Mont St Michel with Ruth in 2006


Speaking at the Australian Anabaptist Conference
on the subject of the “New Monasticism” – 2009


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Local scenes – Victoria 2016 & 2017


Travelling to Caloundra – September 2017

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Ruth – the genius behind AfroShe

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Handsome Ben

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Handsome Caleb


Beautiful Evie

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Evie, protecting Ben from a local Quenda at “our” Alpaca Farm


The Family Wallis – July 2017


Piano Lessons in 2005 with Brendan and Christopher Van Der Spek

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Piano Lessons in 2015 with Ben and Caleb

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A note to my Dad (yes, that’s not Caleb above!) from Louis Armstrong. Nice!!

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Two of my most stellar music-ministry graduates – Kane & Mark Fulwood,
in W.A. accompanied by three of their female fan-club.


A rare public performance in Bramcote, Nottingham 1989,
dueting with guitarist and theologian, Tim Hull


A rare public performance to an appreciative audience in Canberra in 2011


My family home in Pointe Claire, Quebec – 1981-1990


First steps cross country ski-ing in the back yard – 1982


Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1985 (photo by my Dad)


View from our Montreal apartment 1981


A winter’s walk on Mount Royal, Montreal 1981


Evie on the flying fox at school camp – November 2016

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Currumbin Animal Sanctuary on my first Australlian tour – January 1999


At a favourite prayer spot in 2018

Creator of the Chronicles of Avonlea, and Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery would be proud of the influence she has had on Ruth. In spite of all Ms Montgomery suffered, her literary work is steeped in a profound love for people, for redemption, for creativity and education. Through her writing, all of those values (driven by her Christian faith)
have powerfully inspired and shaped Ruth’s life and work.

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Ruthie, speaking in 2010 at Basin View Baptist Church
about the wonderful ministry of MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)



Our bit of the NSW coast 2009


Grandpa (Paul’s dad) with little Evie


Grandma and Grandpa with us at the coast – Christmas 2010


Ruth and Maa – with us at the coast Christmas 2010


Ruth, Evie & Paul – Christmas 2009


Paul, Ruth & Ben with Anthony & Kay Brown
(Ant is one of Paul’s 40 group house graduates – class of ’93!)

Sky-diving – 14,000 ft above Picton NSW in 2000

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Arriving on the NSW South Coast with my Baby Girl – April 2009

The Basin

Catching a neighbour, fishing at St George’s Basin NSW – 2009-2011


At one of my favourite prayer locations – September 2010

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Celebrating Christmas with new baby, Ben at St George’s Basin – Dec 2010





Forest pathway to, cloister, refectory block and sanctuary of the Community of the Servants of the Will of God – an Anglican community in East Sussex, England, following the Rule of Benedict, enriched with layers of Eastern orthodox heritage. From 1987-2004 a place of hospitality and renewal for my faith. Home to Fr Superior Gregory Dudding, a great supporter of JGen. (You can read an homage to the Community of the Servants of the Will of God in my book “The New Monastic”.)


One of my favourite 12th century pubs – this one in Chalton, Hampshire


The frescoes on the interior walls of Idsworth Parish Church, near my Portsmouth home. It’s typical of ancient English churches prior to the Republic. Cromwell’s servants whitewashed over the kind of parish art which had attempted to anchor English feudal order with the authority of Jesus and the Apostles. I get why Cromwell did it, but it’s still nice to catch a glimpse of some of the artwork!


My home in Bathampton from 1984 to 1990


With fellow Bath University Students and assorted mammals in 1984


Street-Preacher Paul in 1987


Home from 2003-2009 -The Lanyon Valley ACT


Skiing holiday in Ladin-speaking Ortisei in the Italian Tirol (2003)

(Thanks Jez!)

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Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Ortisei in the Italian Tirol (2003)


A revelation in Italy, 2003: this is how police stop traffic in Rome!


With Ruth’s Mum and Dad, celebrating Ruth’s BEd Graduation in 2004


Sitting at the feet of Graham Cooke 2017


Paul & Cumbrian JGenner, Nick Tipple – at Portchester Castle in 2002

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Paul & Ben Rodgers, one of the first JGenners in Australia in 2003


Paul, showing his sporting prowess at cricket in 2003

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Paul and Nick Jensen (one of the first JGenners in Australia) at South Durras 2003


Ruth at Saint Malo in 2006


Evie @ 1


Evie and Daddy in 2010


Travelling in 2011

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Helping Evie with bike riding – Canberra October 2015



Ben’s naming and blessing at Jervis Bay Baptist Church in 2011

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Paul and Ps Simba Musvamhiri in Gungahlin 2015

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Skateboarding with Evie – Olinda VIC October 2015


Exploring Gruyere, Victoria – February 2016

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Wallis Kids enjoying their 2016 “Tree-Change”

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Evie and Ben, biking in Victoria – July 2016


Ben, Caleb, Daddy and Evie – May 2017


Evie – 2016


Ruthie 2013

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Paul and Ruth – January 2016

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“Our” Houseboat – the Alif Laila-  in Sri Nagar, Kashmir, 1976


Crossing the Red Sea in 1988


The Wallis Family – The Yarra Valley – January 2016

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Young Wallises – 2016

Jordans and Wallises

Pictured at the Ethorpe Hotel, Gerrards Cross – My brother Mark and me, with my Gran & Gramp, Rita and Fred in 1978. In 1926 at the time of theGeneral Strike, my Gramp left the pit at Brynmawr and walked the 250km from his homeland in Wales to West Wycombe in England, looking for work. My political convictions are rooted in my grandparents’ story – a belief in social costs, a concern for regions, for those forced to leave their homelands, and for the interests of ordinary working citizens to be democratically represented.

Tony Benn

From 1994 to 2004 I was privileged to meet and correspond with British MP Tony Benn. Tony Benn was a “conviction politician” whose steadfast principle was the representation of the ordinary working people of his constituency and of the country. I was very blessed  by his generous personal interest and encouragement. He told me that while he eschewed what he called “the mysteries of religion,” he was open in his pursuit to apply the teachings of Jesus in his politics. Tony has influenced my preaching, my politics and my parenting. Vale Tony! RIP!


Beach preaching in 1984

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My author’s pose! – Picture taken by Ruth at Tidbinbilla Space Observatory in 2006

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Enjoying “our” beach in 2013 🙂

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Paul on a beach in Portugal in the 1960’s


Revd S.T.Akunor (right) – Translator, Editor of the Dangbe Bible – & Ruth’s Grandpa


Evie and Ben, exploring a park in Canberra

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Evie and Ben, practising their Tina Turner entrance! Sanctuary Point 2012


Evie, Daddy and Ben outside Daddy’s office in 2014

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Evie, Ruthie & fellow bridesmaids at a friend’s wedding, Gold Creek, Canberra 2013

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Paul and Caleb on Redhead Beach NSW – Jan 16


Paul at the inception of the Pan African Fellowship in 1996

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Home to the Pan-African Fellowship – 1996-2001
(Seeding the International Felllowship of Christian Students in 2001)

Me and MattHappy 40th, Matt!

Me & Matt Sellers on the Great Barrier Reef in ’99 (top) & Matt at leisure in ’06 (above). A great friend and an alumnus of one one of my group houses, Matt passed away in 2006 at the age of 30. It was through boarding with me that  Matt met the Love of his Life. And it was through travelling with Matt that  I met the Love of my Life and made my new home in Australia. A God-given friendship whose memory always makes me smile.

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Me and my brother Mark snowballing in the
backyard on a snowy English Easter ’74


With Dad, Mum and Mark at Yellowstone Park in 1978


Getting Baptised in 1982, dunked by Geoff Hawkins & David Pytches 

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Looking very Orthodox in 1991 –
shortly after my ordination as priest in the CofE

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Uniformed in 1993

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Visiting Pastor Sengh Lee at Faith Community
Baptist Church in Singapore in 1997

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Naming and Blessing Caleb – Canberra, 2014

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Naming and Blessing Ben at Jervis Bay Baptist Church in 2011




Being Collated as Archdeacon North Canberra


Ruth and Caleb on holiday – 2016

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Me and the Boys 2017

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Me and Evie 2017

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Caleb and Daddy after lunch one day – August 2016

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Caleb and Mummy at lunch one day – August 2016

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Paul’s dad and aunt Shirley, feeding the pidgeons in London’s
Trafalgar Square a couple of years before the outbreak of WW2

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The River Rance, Dinan, on holiday in France – 2006

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On the ramparts of Saint Malo – France – 2006

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Ghanaiain Artist – Cousin Isaiah Sackeyfio

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Favourite American Cousins, Dora, Enoch and Hannah


While working with the London Diocese I enjoyed the slightly surreal experience of serving on a real diocesan committee chaired by a fictitious vicar – or was it vice versa?! (Frank Williams of Dad’s Army)


Leading 100 teaching and ancillary staff on retreat in 2004. Few things are scarier than teaching a room full of teachers!! Paul with Principal, Carl Palmer.

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Ben preaching in 2014


St Pancras Old Church on the Fleet River – where I was first ordained in 1990


St Pancras Old Church Interior – a church has been on this site since before 314ad

A Young Nan

My Nan, Florence, in her younger years. A family tradition in Salvationism on my Nan’s side took a four generation pause, until it resurfaced subconsciously in the elements of the Jesus Generation pledge and the Simple Rule

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Baptising, Anointing and Washing with Jesus Generation
Click here for more of the story of Jesus Genearation

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Paul & Ruth in 2004 – at a Ghanaian
cultural event in Canberra


Paul & Ruth in 2017 – at home in Victoria


Becoming an Australian Citizen – Canberra 2007


A favourite prayer spot 2000-2009 – The Cotter Dam near Canberra

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Baptising my neighbour in the ocean – at Tathra NSW

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Paul & Nick at Greenfields Beach in 2011

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November 2009, enjoying the wedding of Paula and Dave,
(the latter, one of Paul’s 40 group-house graduates)

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A daunting retreat for me in 1993 – teaching the Benedictine monks of Elmore Abbey about “Prayer & Spiritual Direction” Thankful to say I was graciously received!

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Enduringly grateful to a wonderful faculty at the University of Nottingham & St John’s College, whose libraries took me on a wonderful tour of the Great Cloud of Witnesses! A real privilege.


Go-karting in the Laurentiens, Canada in 1982


The month Ruth and I got engaged – February 2005
Picture by Ruth at Booroomba Rocks – NSW nr Canberra


Loving ministry through hospitality – with our American Cousins,
Hannah, Enoch and Dora at St Georges Basin 2010
(Ask me the story of Selina the hospitality cat – far left!)


The Kennet and Avon Canal, entering Bath
where I had a home from 1983 to 1990

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Winter in Bathampton – the Kennet and Avon Canal
January 1985, the year I began in ministry


Historic graffiti – with monographs from 1779 – the bridge
by my home in Bathampton just outside Bath – 1984

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Daddy and Evie in 2009


Daddy and Ben – October 2017


Walking with Caleb in Yass – October 2015

St George’s Holborn – a “Church Society” church in Central London –
my first job in the ministry back in 1985 – where I served as Student Minister.
Click here for the St George’s Holborn website.

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A bi-vocational chapter with Morrissey Property

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The Morrissey Property Team – 2014

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Caleb, just an hour old – 2014

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Paul, welcoming our third Little One into the world – July 2014

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The Wallis Family – Victoria 2016