Author Archives: Christopher Deane

Clergy Appointment Board – Parish Survey

As explained at the Annual General Meeting, part of the process for selecting a new Rector for St Paul’s is seeking the view of the parish on the future of the parish and what attributes would be required of the new Rector.

There will be a Parish Consultation meeting on April 15 2018. For those who cannot attend or would prefer to provide their views in writing, the same questions are available in the form of a short questionnaire that can be downloaded from here.


The Autumn issue of Community is now available on St Paul’s web site (in colour) and in print form. It offers comprehensive coverage of significant events in the last quarter, including ordinations at St Saviour’s Goulburn and St Paul’s and special features. The Editor thanks those who have contributed generously in thought, time, word and images to reflect a mix of Parish voices that enlighten our Christian experience.

Nominations for Parish Council

Nominations close today for:

  • one Presiding Member of Parish Council
  • four Members of Parish Council
  • one People’s Warden.

Nomination forms are available at the back of the church.

Nominations must be received by noon, 4th March. Nominees should email a biography of no more than 200 words, together with a digital picture, to the office before 9am Monday.

Sanctuary teams

We still need additional people to serve in the sanctuary. If you might be willing serve at 8am, or in a sanctuary team at 10am, or as a reserve at either service, please contact the Rector. Training will be provided.

Carol Service – thank you

The Rector thanks everyone involved in the magnificent Carol service on Tuesday night, especially Matthew Stuckings, our Director of Music, our organists Chris Erskine and Mary Anne Neilsen, the choir, musicians and all who came.


The Summer issue of Community (No.42) is now available for reading in full colour on St Paul’s web site here.

Printed copies will be distributed at services on Sunday. This issue offers coverage of a range of events: the Bible display, the fete, a reflection on Martin Luther 500 years and other features.

The editor thanks parishioners for their contributions in many ways.

Children’s choir

Parish connected children, teenagers and their friends are welcome to join the children’s choir which will sing at the 6pm service on Christmas Eve.

Please contact

Commitment is one rehearsal on 23rd December from 4-5pm and to arrive on 24th December at 5.30 for the 6pm service.