Today (17 June) we welcome to our 10 am service members of the Royal Victorian Order who come to us for their annual church service. The Royal Victorian Order is given by The Queen to people who have served her or the Monarchy in a personal way. These may include officials of the Royal Household, family members, perhaps those who have helped organise a State Visit to a particular country, or people who have served Her Majesty by working for her representative, in most of our cases, the Australian Governor-General. The Order was founded in April 1896 by Queen Victoria as a way of rewarding personal service to her, on her own initiative rather than by ministerial recommendation.
The Order was, and is, entirely within The Sovereign’s personal gift. The anniversary of the institution of the Order is 20th June, the day of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne.
The beautiful flowers in St Paul’s on Sunday 17 June are in loving memory of Glenwyn Swinbourn.
Don’t forget to buy your Entertainment Books. Available online here or exact cash ($60) at the parish office.
Proceeds will to go towards aid projects.
Congratulations to our Director of Music, Matthew Stuckings, who has successfully completed the degree of Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney.
This is a significant achievement and we wish him every success in the legal world.
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.
The Emergency Linen Cupboard is bare! The Refugee Support Group welcomes donations of new or used sheets, pillow cases, blankets, doonas, towels etc for use by adults and children who have recently arrived in Canberra.
Please contact Elizabeth King (62823584) if you can help.