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Vicar's News - 10 October 2021

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Join us on Sunday for our Zoom live service 9am - Click on the image below.


Please consider joining one of these teams for activities around our church:

Grounds team - Lots of people are using the church grounds now that spring and summer weather is upon us. They leave a lot of rubbish from time to time, especially teenagers, and we need to get it into the many garbage bins so that it doesn't blow everywhere.

Please assist the Churchwardens in keeping the grounds tidy by a walk around the parish site later in the day to pick up any rubbish left on the grounds. This takes no longer than 20 minutes and if we can get plenty of people on the roster, it shouldn't be onerous.

Barbecue team - it is proposed to have a barbecue at each Farmers' Market (third Saturday of each month). We will be starting again (we trust) on 20 November provided the State Government allow food for immediate consumption to be available at Farmers' Markets (during lockdown this has not been possible).

Please contact Angela Alomes, Parish Administrator, on 03 9592 1240 or if you are willing to put your name down to assist on either team.


Peter Cross lecture

Brighton Covenant Churches has organised a lecture by Sr Mary Reaburn nds.


New curate - Xeverie Swee

Xeverie Swee joined us for Morning Prayer last Sunday. Xev is the 2020 Klingner scholar at St Peter's Eastern Hill. She is completing her Master of Theology degree at Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity. She is an altar server, the parish prayer team, and currently works with the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

January 2022 will be a big month for Xev as she is going to:

  • be married at St Peter's Eastern Hill,

  • move to Brighton,

  • be ordained a Deacon at St Paul's Cathedral and

  • commence her ministry here at St Andrew's as Assistant Curate.

As mentioned last week, Michelle will be inducted as priest-in-charge of St David's Moorabbin on 12 January 2022. Details soon.


Reopening of the church

We are planning to resume face to face worship (for fully vaccinated people) in the week commencing 14 November but it is dependent on the Chief Health Officer's directions.  We will know more over the next few weeks, but it is important to organise your COVID-19 Digital Certificate or your Immunisation History Statement (paper copy) in readiness, as that will be required to prove your vaccination status. There are many uncertainties as to what will be allowed and how the reopening conditions are to be fulfilled, so watch this space.

We propose that rosters will be prepared starting at 14 November by which time the practical issues (we hope) should be ironed out by the Diocese.



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