The Gerard Tucker Oration is held each year at Christ Church in South Yarra. It celebrates BSL and the legacy of our founder, who was born in this vicarage in 1885.

Delivering the 2019 Gerard Tucker Oration, Kasy Chambers, Executive Director of Anglicare Australia said:

“The Brotherhood of St. Laurence is in a unique position to stand alongside people, not only to campaign for monetary wellbeing but to address those other poverties of aspiration, belonging and franchise. We must let people know that their voice does count, because many others are telling them it doesn’t.”

The most recent Oration, Beyond Tucker: poverty and hope in modern Australia was delivered on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Read the 2019 Oration (PDF, 697KB)

Previous Gerard Tucker Orations

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Delivered by the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier

Read the 2018 Oration (PDF, 433KB)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Delivered by the Reverend Helen Dwyer

Read the 2017 Oration (PDF, 323KB)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Delivered by the Venerable Jan Crombie

Read the 2016 Oration (PDF, 255KB)

Sunday, 16th August 2015

Delivered by Reverend Dr Stephen Burns on 16 August

Read the 2015 Oration (PDF, 122KB)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Delivered by the Right Reverend Philip Huggins on 17 August

Read the 2014 Oration (PDF, 345KB)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Delivered by the Reverend Jeffrey O’Hare on 17 November

Read the 2013 Oration (PDF, 173KB)

Sunday, 18 November 2012

The inaugural Oration was delivered by the Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth, AC OBE

Read the inaugural 2012 Oration (PDF, 211KB)