Author Archives: Christopher Deane

Name badges

In preparation for the arrival of our new Rector, please ensure that you have a name badge to help him and his family learn your name.

If you don’t have a name badge, please add your name to the list at the back of the church so that one can be made for you.

Storage cleanup

The wardens are arranging a cleanup of items stored in the St Paul’s Hall. If you have items stored in the hall or under the stage, please advise the wardens before items are removed.

Bells for Nauru

A number of churches around Australia are ringing their bells each Friday until 20th November (Universal Children’s day) to recognise the desperate need to get children off Nauru.

We will ring our bells as a reminder of the children who have lived most of their lives in detention, with no idea what their future will be.

St John’s Care

St John’s Care requires Christmas gifts – toys suitable for older children and gift cards for teenagers. Also required are food items for hampers.

Please leave your donations in the box at the back of St Paul’s. Last date for donations is Sunday 25th November.

Contact Keith Skamp by email or phone 0419 122 503.

Children’s choir

All children in the parish are welcome to sing in the children’s choir at the Christmas Eve Nativity service providing they are able to come to a rehearsal on Sunday 23rd December from 5:00pm to 6.30pm.

Please email Greta to register your interest.

Carol service

Our much-loved traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Tuesday 18th December at 7:30pm, with St Paul’s Choir, Igitur Nos Chamber Choir, organ and brass.

Parish Eucharist

On the 16th December, to welcome our new Rector, the Rev’d Dr. Ben Edwards, there will be one service only in the Parish. The service will be at St Paul’s at 9am. Please come to this important parish event.

Stewardship Sunday

The Executive of the Parish has set aside Sunday September 16th as Stewardship Sunday. Our Parish has not had a substantial initiative to raise awareness of our commitments and financial position. The Executive has agreed to sermons being preached on September 16th and September 30th to help raise awareness of our spiritual responsibilities with respect to stewardship.

During the winter a downturn in the current giving levels has occurred; costs have not diminished in parallel. As a Parish we have been fortunate to have many of our expenses covered by from others outside the Parish. We are currently able to pay our accounts when they fall due, however we do
not have any surplus. We have a small contingency sum set aside for emergencies however!!!!

What can we as individuals do?

  • Pray about our situation and all that is happening within the Parish.
  • Are you able to increase your giving at all?
  • Please set up a direct debit – set and forget for an extended period.
  • Should you leave a bequest?