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Christmas Bowl

Each year we contribute the collection at the St Paul’s Carols to the Christmas Bowl.

If you are unable to attend the Carol service there are Christmas Bowl envelopes at the back of the church for placement on the collection plate.

Christmas gifts for children and teens

Christmas gifts for children and teens can be brought to church on the first three Sundays in Advent.

The gifts will be distributed by Anglicare to young people who might otherwise miss out.

Please leave your gift unwrapped to ensure it is given to an appropriate person. The last day for collection of gifts is 17th December.

Further information from Penelope Lowery ph. 0450 960 210.

Farewell and celebration

Advance notice of Farewell and Celebration: Hartley Hansford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his preaching on 17th December.

We are also farewelling Kelvin on this day.

Please bring a plate to share after the 10am service.

Christmas Services

Advance notice of Christmas service times.

St Paul’s: On Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve) there will be one morning service only, at 9am. There will be evening services at 6pm (Eucharist of Children with Nativity Play) and 11pm (Midnight Eucharist).

On Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) there will be Eucharists at 7, 8 and 10am.

St David’s: There will be a Eucharist at 8.30am on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

St Paul’s to Host the Bible Society Bi-Centenary

On 15th October from 12 noon to 5-30pm all parishioners are invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Bible Society in Australia.

The celebration involves a display of magnificent Bibles, (some over 400 years old) in St Paul’s church, an Antique Bible Roadshow when family and other Bibles brought by parishioners and their friends will be appraised by noted Bible Scholar and author Rev Dr John Harris, culminating in a Choral Evensong at 6pm with Dr Harris as guest preacher.

Afternoon tea will be provided, and all donations received will be devoted to the work of the Bible Society in SE Asia and the Pacific.

Volunteers to help with welcoming, ushering, supervising, and afternoon tea refreshments are requested. Phone David Dillon 0251007808, or email to register your interest in being a volunteer.

St Paul’s Fête – 4th November

White Elephant goods will be gratefully received from Thursday 26th October to Thursday 2nd November. Please do not bring items earlier as we cannot store them.

Ladies’ Vintage Stall. Donations of dresses (especially evening dresses), handbags, scarves, gloves, shoes, belts, etc. appreciated. Contact Linda Klintworth (62958887) or Jeanette Evans (62817372).

Contact Rod King if you have ideas about our jewelry/trinkets stall; also, gardeners, put in your order now for 10 Kg ($18.00) bags of Blood and Bone (0411093887).