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                               OUR NEWS.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY 1-3-22

Today Father Phillip burned the Palm Crosses from 2021 for Ash Wednesday.

Pancakes for the Parish were enjoyed for lunch ably organised by our wonderful Craft Group.

 

Palm Crosses turning to Ashes for Ash Wednesday

Father Phillip burning the Palm Crosses

Jill preparing her pancake stack.

 

 

Father Greg enjoying his pancake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois, Bev’s daughter, Bev and June tucking in.

Jan, Pete, Father P, Noelle, Barry and Cass enjoyed the lunch.

 

 

 

FATHER ARTHUR TAKING A WEDNESDAY SERVICE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS FEBRUARY 2022.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY following the 9am service. This will be followed by the monthly Parish Council Meeting.

SHROVE TUESDAY 1st March. The Craft Group are organizing a PANCAKE LUNCH, 12md for 12.30. All are welcome and we ask for a gold coin donation.

ASH WEDNESDAY 2nd March. Eucharist at 9am with Imposition of  Ashes.

PALM SUNDAY APRIL 10th at 9am.  Blessing of the Palm Crosses and Procession.

HOLY MONDAY 11th April, 9am Eucharist. Father Arthur.

HOLY TUESDAY 12th April, 9am Eucharist. Father Arthur.

HOLY WEDNESDAY 13th April, 9am Eucharist. Father Arthur.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 14th April.   5pm Institution of Holy Communion. Washing of feet and stripping Sanctuary.

GOOD FRIDAY 15th April. Meditations on the Stations of the Cross. Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

EASTER DAY 17th April. 9am Eucharist. Bishop John presiding. Lighting the Paschal candle. Renewal of Baptismal Vows. Confirmation.

 

 

PARISH ACTIVITIES FOR 2022.

  1. BLINGO. 30th April, 5pm.
  2. TRIVIA/ PLAY. 4th June, 5pm.
  3. MELBOURNE CUP. 1st November.
  4. HIGH TEA. SHARE THE DIGNITY. 6th August.
  5. CHRISTMAS MARKET. 12th November.
  6. PARISH DINNER. 26th November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris and Claire selling raffle tickets.

Rob and Father Phillip enjoying themselves.

Steph and Col.

Barry and Kevin waiting for dinner.

Lorraine, Jill and friend.

 

 

Santa Claus Gibbons.

 

Bruce announcing the new theme.

 

Claire ready to sing.

 

Christmas Tree with lanterns and baby Jesus in the manger.

Corrie unwrapping a gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris reading one of the themes.

Christine with baby Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANGLICARE CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES.

Anglicare have started the Festive Season with a special lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

Surfing Santa.

Staff dressed uo for the occasion.

Guests enjoying lunch.

 

 

 

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON. TUESDAY 2nd November, 2021.

This was a very successful afternoon enjoyed by all.

 

Christine and Kevin under their beautiful Melbourne Cup archway.

New Media corner in hall decorated for the Melbourne Cup lunch.

 

 

Chris, Claire and Father P.

Steph and Col arriving under the archway

Rob, Lorraine, Corrie and friend.

 

 

Petit Fours were a favourite.

 

 

 

Cups were awarded to best dressed.

Lois won the best dressed award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glamour Girls Christine and Delree.

Adele and friends. Best Hat awarded to the friend seated at right.

Adele (back R) enjoying the lunch with

friends. Best Hat award front right.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS.

 

The CHRISTMAS MARKETS were a huge success, not only many busy stalls but lots of visitors including our wonderful local  Council member Daphne Mcdonald who stayed and mingled with the crowd. The weather was perfect and crowds spilled out to the outdoor tables where Claire sold many raffle tickets for our Christmas hampers. We had many wonderful volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the afternoon and team Anglican Church sold food and drinks through the outside kitchen hatch all afternoon. Christmas spiders and trifles were popular. Thankyou all. photos below.

 

 

Mossie selling honey to Cathy.

Alfresco tables.

Naomi’s Gourmet Goodies.

Claire selling lots of raffle tickets for our Christmas Hampers.

Botanicals and infusions.

Adele and Noelle selling at our very own Craft Stall.

 

 

 

The Fabulous Face Painter.

Botanicals stall.

Kitchen Crew.

Essential Oils table.

Mosaics for sale.

Personalised Christmas ornaments.

Ceramics table from art teachers of All Saints Anglican School.

 

Christmas trifle and spiders

Gary with his woodwork table.

 

 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD ALERT.

Our wonderful building was transformed into a film set on Tuesday 26-10-21 for  “Darby and Joan”.  Sadly the  lead actors Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi were nowhere to be seen amongst the 50 odd people in attendance. The car park was filled with camera equipment, people, vans and set changes.

An exciting morning and  even an appropriate name for the ‘medical centre’.

 

ANGLICARE had a very successful Wild West Day for their Wellness Group in September.

 

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Our Sanctuary has received a well-deserved coat of paint. Many thanks to our volunteers, Kevin and Christine for all their hard work.

 

The Anglicare Bastille day – July 14th – was a great success – music, cakes but sadly, no wine.

 

 

 

 

Our “Blingo night was a great success!

We refreshed our cross with a new coat of paint.. thank you Kevin and Christine for all your hard work!

 

 

 

 

Our church hall has been completed! Most importantly the beautiful St Peter window which was originally in Coolangatta has been installed!

Most regular meetings have resumed in our new hall.

 

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 held our Annual AGM on 28th February. The elected officers are:

Priest’s Warden and Treasurer – Christopher Alderson * Peoples’ Wardens : Bruce Cook and Claire Dean;

Synod Reps: Claire Dean and Steph Humphreys;

Nominators : Claire Dean: Bruce Cook, and Chris Alderson.

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We welcomed Bp John Roundhill to our church, January 17th, 2021.

What a happy throng of people greeted him for this “selfie”! 

 

THE CROSS has now been placed on our CHURCH ROOF

OUR CHURCH HALL: 

The once shabby old hall (photo on the right) is gone and now we have a very modern building – (photographed to the left) 

Please look through the photos of the build!

 

NEW HALL                                                                              OLD HALL

 

 

  

 

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

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.