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A quick mid week update from the Vicar

Our Services & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For rest, reflection and reassurance

This weekend our services will be conducted on Saturday 21 March @ 6pm, Sunday 22 March @ 8.30 & 10am.

There will be no Evensong on Sunday evening as our choir is in recess.

All services will be in our spacious main church so that those attending can be seated in accord with their personal social-distancing preference.

The health and safety of our parishioners, clergy, staff and musicians is, of course, of high priority. Following the most recent advice on organized public gatherings, and in the interest of maintaining appropriate social distancing during this difficult time, from next Monday 23 March we will be suspending all our weekly services and group activities except 10am Holy Eucharist each Sunday in the main church.

We will be able to live-stream services conducted by our clergy in both English and Mandarin. Details will be on our website and Facebook page. Orders of Service for Holy Eucharist will be available this Sunday for those who wish to self-isolate and follow our services on-line. Other materials will be made available for those without internet access. Be reassured that we are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. Following the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian government, we may need to implement additional measures to ensure the wellbeing of all.

Please review future posts regarding services in Holy Week and Easter which, at this stage, may be available on-line.

Fr Ian



From the Brighton Farmers Market

Hi Everyone, I hope you are well and looking after each other.

Brighton Farmers Market WILL be on this Saturday 21 March in the grounds of St Andrew's Church from 8:30am till 1.00pm. (228 New St Brighton).

Food markets are defined as essential gatherings - and accredited Victorian Farmers' Markets are food markets. Yesterday morning Premier Daniel Andrews issued a State of Emergency announcement for Victoria, and in that announcement he has defined which gatherings can continue to be held. "Food markets are considered essential gatherings, whether or not they attract more than 500 people, and as such they can and should proceed." So take care and see you at the market!!


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