To add a notice, email or call the Parish Office by 1.30pm on the Tuesday before the notice is to appear.
The Winter edition of Community is now available here.
Printed copies will be available at Sunday services. This edition includes coverage of the meeting of Anglican Bishops and the service at St Paul’s they attended, the Annual General Meeting, our Easter experience and the service of farewell for Bishop Stuart Robinson.
The Rev’d Elaine Farmer will shortly be leaving for the UK where she will be preaching at Evensong at Westminster Abbey. This is a great honour and we wish her well.
One of our teams who provide morning tea after the 10am service would appreciate an extra pair of hands. Please contact the office if you can help.
Tuesday morning Bible study is cancelled for this week as Emma is at the clergy conference.
If you use offering envelopes for your contribution to the parish, new sets of envelopes are available at the rear of the church. Alternatively, you can make your contribution by direct debit. This can be done by setting up a regular scheduled payment to the following account: Manuka St Paul’s Anglican Church – Direct Debits, BSB 702 389 Account 05200454.
For many years St Paul’s, Wesley Uniting and Canberra Baptist parishioners have donated generously to support our neighbours at the Stuart Flats through the Verandah. All donations to the Verandah of time, money and food have been used to make life a little easier for the Stuart Flats residents, many of whom have expressed gratitude. The residents are being moved from the Stuart Flats to accommodation throughout Canberra so the Verandah will be closing shortly. It’s the end of an era but perhaps there are other ways in which members of the parish can support others in the community.
Make your voice and opinion heard. The on-line survey closes tomorrow.
You can find it on the Diocesan website.
The Fork and Talk organised by our Refugee Support Team last Sunday raised over $3700 for the UNHCR Rohingya Emergency Appeal. Around 100 people, including many from outside our parish, heard the UNHCR Representative in Australia, Thomas Albrecht, give an informative and sometimes very moving account of the refugee situation facing UNHCR and the world.
He expressed grave concern about the stability of the hillside Rohingya camps in Bangladesh as the monsoon season approached. Mr Albrecht drew particular attention to the plight of refugees in detention on Nauru and Manus Island and the domestic and international political tensions to which they had become hostage, with almost all now experiencing mental health problems.
To help us learn more about our neighbour, the Solomon Islands, where we are supporting the AOA solar lights project, the Community Outreach Group will share occasional news about the Solomons, our project or regional news when we have some interesting news to share.
Look for these news items in future Weekly Bulletins.
If you missed the Episcopal Election Nominations Committees’ Regional Workshop for Canberra South, you may want to attend one at St John’s, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid on Thursday, 3rd May, 7 – 10 pm.
You can find the online survey on the Diocesan website.