Missionary Giving Beyond the Parish
Each year our Parish selects three missionary projects beyond our Parish who we wish to support through prayer, finances and goods. This year we are supporting the following projects:
We support this local service through prayer, the contribution of goods to the local food pantry in Hunters Hill, and supporting the many good activities that this local charity provides, including care for those who are frail, lonely and disabled.
This project helps to support a part-time Ministry Development Officer for the Cape York Peninsula and other priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mission in the Diocese of North Queensland.
A total of 555 people participate in and benefit from this project. Their villages are located in a remote and difficult-to-access part of Myanmar near the Thai border.
This coming year, the project will continue to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by providing information about vaccinations and continued training on hygiene. People will continue to be provided with support for their livelihoods and emergency food relief. There will also be an evaluation of the current phase which will inform planning for the next phase. This will extend the activities in this same part of Myanmar, and/or replicate successful initiatives in another location.
Further to this our Parish supports the work of Anglicare (such as through clothing bins located on our properties), Archbishop’s Appeals, and other appeals as per the needs of our local, national and international community.
All Saints’ Choir
All Saints’ Choir is an active part of the worship at the 10:00am Sunday Service. The choir sings each Sunday plus special feasts and events. The choir occasionally sings for weddings, funerals and for other special services when requested. The repertoire includes singing a setting of the Eucharist, four hymns, psalmody, a motet during communion and anthems.
Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. All are welcome to join the choir.
Community Usage of our Spaces
Our Parish welcomes many community groups to meet in our spaces – from exercise and drama to filming and meditation!
A monthly book group is associated with our Parish and meets together in the home of one of the members on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:45pm. Each month they take a look at a new book, spend time reflecting upon it together and sharing a great supper. While associated with our Parish the group is autonomous. If you are interested in finding out more, please send us an email and we will forward to the Group Coordinator.
All Saints’ Gardening Group
A group of devoted green thumbs (and some not so green) meet together on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00am to 10:00am to work in the grounds of All Saints. Afterwards they enjoy a cuppa together.