Coming up in TGA April:
"A service of Lament and Contrition in response to the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse was held at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale at 5.30 pm on Ash Wednesday. ... Bishop Richard’s apology on behalf of the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland formed part of his sermon, which is reproduced here..."
New adventure for Judith Lake and Heyfield
"The Rev’d Judith Lake, newly appointed as Priest-in-Charge of Heyfield, explained how she first came to be interested in the Gippsland parish by saying 'I’m blaming Lyndon Phillips!' She and Lyndon, (Priest-in-Charge of Rosedale parish, as well as part-time at Heyfield) had studied together at Trinity College, and met up again at a conference a couple of years ago..."
Community spirit during fires
"While fire-fighters worked long and hard to contain more fierce fires in early March (some of which are still going), Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministry team members were on hand to support people in need, who in turn supported one another..."
See the full stories in TGA April, out now!
13 9.30 am – 3 pm Men’s Retreat at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale: “The Practice of Living with Purpose”, led by the Rev’d Nikolai Blaskow. Cost $20 or donation. RSVP: 0428 167 724
18 – 22 Easter Pilgrimage to The Abbey: four nights on Raymond Island. Bookings and info: (03) 5156 6580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 3 pm Stations of the Cross using Briagalong artist Pat Waters’ images in the church grounds at St Thomas’ Bunyip
1 10 am Commissioning Service: “Get out for Good, Gippsland” at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, followed by morning tea at 11.30 am. RSVP: Anglicare Victoria: phone 5125 9555 or email: administrationAssistanceGippsland@anglicarevic.org.au
5 Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry Sunday
11 11:15– 4 pm The Abbey Dispersed Community Gathering. Cost $20, lunch included. Bookings and info: (03) 5156 6580 or email: email@example.com
17–19 39th Synod of the Diocese of Gippsland, Sale
30 6 pm Ascension Day Eucharist at St Thomas’ Bunyip followed by celebratory meal. Please RSVP to: 5629 5295.
31 – 3 June The BIG Planting at The Abbey. Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 2 pm – 4.30; Monday: 10 am – 4 pm. Morning Prayer in the Chapel 9.30am on Friday, Saturday and Monday. BBQ lunch (Fri, Sat, Mon) tea and coffee provided. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring: 5156 6580
1 9.30 – 3 pm Lay Reader Training Day at Christ Church, Drouin
8 9.30 – 3 pm Lay Reader Training Day at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale
9 2 pm “A Passion for Repair” Bunyip Lecture. Ann Heard from Castlemaine comes to share her passion for establishing REPAIR CAFES, where people share skills in order to repair items and appliances.
17–20 Clergy Conference at The Abbey