Returning to the Pulpit 

LOCAL identity Ross (Rossco) Hutchison has been immortalised in oils, the subject of an entry by artist Corrinne Hemsley into this year’s Archibald Prize art competition.

Rossco’s painting is a striking composition, with his extensive and varied life history revealed in the brush strokes of the portrait.

He has danced in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip, performed with Lisa Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr, choreographed for a variety of television shows, performed as Humphry B. Bear, established the Ross Hutchison Foundation and much, much more.

The unveiling of the Archibald painting heralds yet another new chapter in the life of one of Penrith’s most fascinating and busy identities, as he returns to the pulpit to resume his ministerial duties with The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia.

Rossco has been devoting his energy into The Ross Hutchison Foundation (Chairman) for the past five years, along with his many and varied roles as Deputy Chair of the Penrith Paceway, President of the Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre, Director of the Sacred Gardens Healing Centre, a board member of the Freedom Across Australia, Great Wishes, Morning DJ on Vintage FM, a Fellow of Music 43 and a member of the Rotary Club of Nepean.

Rossco has been focussed on healing and meditation with the Ross Hutchison Foundation (RHF), but the appointment of two new assistants will allow him to return to presiding over church services, beginning on Saturday 1st June.

Prior to the resumption of his ministry, Rossco has invited four special guests to conduct therapy sessions at the CWA Building, 3 Castlereagh Street, Penrith including Craig Harmer (Meditation / Spiritual Advisor) on May 11,  Guy Kramhoft (The Power of Water) on May 18 and Ed & Angela Higgins (Sound Therapy) on May 25.

All sessions will run from 1pm – 2.30pm and admission is free. Bookings are essential for the three seminars.

For more information, please contact Ross Hutchison on 0422 664 448 or