THE PARISH BULLETIN…

PARISH NEWS:

A voice came from heaven, saying: “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:17

COVID-19

Due to the current situation in Australia, and overseas all worship at our Church has been put on hold until further notice.

For more details and further information and regular updates on the situation – please go to

https://anglicanchurchsq.org.au/covid/

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St Peter’s Anglican Church at Southport is offering online services. Please visit their website on this link:

https://www.stpetersgc.com.au/

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OUR NEWS

Our church hall is close to completion and the beautiful St Peter window which was originally in Coolangatta has been installed!

 

These two beautiful paintings by Christine and Kevin of St Peter and St Paul have now been installed.

We truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our two resident artists:

We had our Annual AGM in February and the elected officers are:

Priest’s Warden and Treasurer – Sue Coppack; *** Peoples’ Wardens : Mostafa Shehab and Claire Dean;

Synod Reps: Claire Dean and Lesleigh Jackson;

Nominators : Claire Dean, Sue Coppack and Mostafa Shehab; Newly elected : Barry Kennedy and Chris Alderson.

Fr Phillip also appointed Rob Paterson.

Our Special IT supporters are Lesleigh Jackson and Scott Turner.

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We welcomed Bp John Roundhill to our church, and what a happy throng of people greeted him! 

NEW PAINTINGS FOR THE CHURCH

Our new Church Hall nears completion and so we are concentrating on beautifying our Church.

Thank you to Christine and Kevin– our favourite artists, for guiding us as we created the new paintings of St Peter and St Paul.

THE CROSS has now been placed on our CHURCH ROOF

OUR MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATIONS

We all had a wonderful time at our little gathering to celebrate the Melbourne Cup horse race. As you can see, fascinators were all the rage.

OUR CHURCH HALL: – We are slowly getting there.. 

 

Members of Parish Council inspect the progress so far!

The contract has been signed!

 

OUR OLD CHURCH HALL… now demolished

Our Office is currently closed.

Wednesday and Sunday Services: are on hold

TRADING TABLE – on hold

You may have noticed our Trading Table outside the church every Sunday after services. It has been supported and organised by Enid for many years. We are now asking for volunteers to assist Enid in the sales, as well as the supply of hand-made goods, fruit/veggies from your gardens, and any other miscellaneous goods you would like to donate towards the church.

MEDITATION – on hold

Please join us every Friday morning for a beautiful meditation. We start at 9:00 am, for about 40 minutes. Everyone welcome!

SINGING GROUP – on hold

Come along and join in with our group to share hymns and enjoy music. Every Friday at 9.45 am.. for about an hour.

PLAYGROUP – suspended until further notice 

We are always happy to offer baptisms and just this week received this lovely thank you note:

Thank you for holding our little loved ones Baptism. We truly loved our experience and felt so welcomed and accepted from the moment we walked into your beautiful church. We hope you enjoy the beautiful book that we donated to your congregation, it was hand delivered by the authors mother. Thanks be to God.

 

The Ordination of the The Rev. Dr Debra Tedman Took place on December 3rd, 2017. Debra will be the assistant Curate at our Church part-time and Assistant at TSS (The Southport School)  

 

 

 

The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, Abp of Brisbane, has accepted a recommendation for the Ordination of our Dr Debra Tedman as a Deacon. This has been a long journey for Debra and the parish but it is great knowing that in God’s time the process will have come to an exciting completion. Debra will be part time assistant chaplain at The Southport School and part time assistant curate at St Peter & St Paul Palm Beach.