Coming up in TGA August:
Photo: The Alley Cat Singers performing at the EGASS Refugee Week event in Bairnsdale
Seeking safety in Australia –
A Refugee Week event in Bairnsdale raises awaress
Wendy Nickson reports
Spelling it out: Voice, Treaty, Truth
A NAIDOC Week Service at Lake Tyers Trust
Sixty people from across Gippsland attended a service at St John’s, Lake Tyers (Trust) on Sunday July 7, to mark the start of this year’s NAIDOC week...
Age or merit? Part two: Opening up opportunity for all
An edited version of Archdeacon Graham Knott’s Synod speech in support of a Bill (passed at Synod in May) to allow priests aged between 70 and 75 to continue in full-time ministry, with the approval of the Bishop, the Parish Council, the priest concerned and the Clergy Advisory Appointments Board.
See these and many more stories, in TGA August, out soon.
9 11.30 for 12 noon service. Anglican Mothers Union Mary Sumner Day at St John’s Bairnsdale. BYO lunch (soup provided) following service. After lunch speakers: Margaret and Peter Down to give update on the Hope Restart Centre. Details: Merrolyn: 5153 2165 or Pat: 5152 1134
24 11.00 am Ordination to the priesthood of the Rev’d Brian Norris, St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale. Details at: www.gippsanglican.org.au/calendar
25 2 pm Pleasant Sunday Afternoon at Christ Church Drouin. Entertainment by Baw Baw Singers followed by afternoon tea. Entry by gold coin donation.
29 – 1 September 10 am to 4 pm Leongatha Daffodil Festival. Free entry, refreshments available
30–31 5 pm Friday to 3 pm Saturday: Diocesan Retreat at The Abbey with the Rev’d Dr Jane Foulcher, Senior Lecturer in theology at St Mark’s National Theological Centre. For further information and bookings call 03 5156 6580 or email@example.com
31 2 pm Avon Parish Op Shop Fashion Show in the Parish Hall in Stratford. Cost: $15 (children free) includes High Afternoon Tea and refreshments on arrival. Tickets at the door. For further information and bookings, contact Bev Harrap: 0400 045 646 or Denise Vranek: 0417 100 047.
8 2 pm Bunyip Lecture by Davina Veenstra of Bunyip Community House on the Green Thumbs Project: working with local schools to grow plants for bushfire-affected properties.
13 2 pm– 4.30 pm Safe Church Awareness Workshop (Refresher) at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale
14 9.30 am – 4 pm Safe Church Awareness Workshop (Full) at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale
20–21 “Russian Orthodoxy, Iconography and the Search for God”: workshop led by historian June Treadwell. Contact: 5156 6580 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (See page 5)
30 – 3rd October AMUA St Barnabas Retreat: contact the Rev'd Thelma Langshaw or Archdeacon Edie Ashley for further details
6 12 noon St Thomas’ Bunyip: Blessing of the Animals in honour of St Francis and BBQ lunch
7 Clergy Retreat at Palotti College
11 2–4 pm Safe Church Awareness Workshop (Refresher) at Koo Wee Rup Church, 348 Rossiter Road
12 9.30 am – 3 pm The Fifth Annual Moe Antique and Collectables Fair at Albert Street Primary School Grounds, Moe $5.00 entry, children free. Stall holders welcome – enquiries: 5127 2929.
12 9.30 am – 4 pm Safe Church Awareness Workshop (Full) at Koo Wee Rup
24 AMUA Gippsland Annual General Meeting, Wonthaggi
27 9.30 am Eucharist for All Souls at St Thomas’ Bunyip. Flowers of Remembrance: an invitation for people to place flowers in the church in memory of those who have died.