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News across the Parish and Diocese

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?


Synod is being held this weekend. Our representatives are:

  • The Rev’d Alipate Tuineau
  • The Rev’d Sandie Kaine
  • The Rev’d Kay Pendlebury
  • Ingrid Moses
  • Matthew Stuckings
  • Peter Cumines

This is the ordinary session of Synod. The Synod to elect a new bishop will be held in November this year.

Synod is under the guidance of our Episcopal Administrator Trevor Edwards.

Bulletin Notices

Bulletin notices for 23rd, 30th September and 7th, 14th October.

If you have notices to be printed in the bulletins for these dates, please send them to the office this week as these bulletins will be printed ahead of time.

Grocery appeal

Please donate tinned food items and long life milk for St. John’s care to distribute to those in need. Please place your items at the back of the church for collection.

Thank you.

CES forum

Hugh Mackay AO will be speaking at a CES (Christians for an Ethical Society) Dinner Forum Why Neighbours Matter on Wednesday 10th October, at the Southern Cross Club, Woden.

Bookings close 1st October.

For details see poster in Mollison Room.

Northside Safe Shelter for homeless men

The Northside Safe Shelter for homeless men is operating in three northside church halls seven nights a week during winter.

Donations for general running costs may be placed in the plate in an envelope marked ‘Safe Shelter’ with name and address to receive the tax deductible receipt.

This charity is endorsed by Parish Council.

Children’s clothes needed

The Op Shop at St Paul’s, in conjunction with the Refugee Support
Team, has started a voucher system for clients of two refugee support organisations in Canberra.

So far we have received requests from families with children and because our supplies of good, used children’s clothes are low, we would be most grateful for donations – from babies to teenagers, although please note that we cannot accept children’s pyjamas.

Thank you for all the wonderful donations to the Emergency Linen Cupboard – everything has been given directly to our friends at
Companion House.

Robyn Schleiger and Claudia Hyles.