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Vicar’s News - 12 November 2023

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Remembrance Sunday

We welcome Bishop Paul Barker to our services this weekend. +Paul will preach on the resurrection, our hope in times of trouble as we bring to mind Remembrance Day at our 10am service on Sunday. It will itself be a day of remembrance for our 11 confirmation candidates.


Remembrance Day Service

Sunday at 10am

Medals may be worn


Prelude:            Elegy – George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

Hymns: Processional       Christ, whose glory fills the skies

Gradual                God who watches o’er the nations

Thanksgiving      Amazing grace

Post Communion The strife is o’er, the battle done

Setting:             Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)

Psalm:               A Song of Isaiah; Mallis

Anthem:           And I saw a new heaven – Malcolm Archer (b.1952)

Motet:               Verily, verily I say unto you – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Postlude:          March in B-flat – Edmonstoune Duncan (1866-1920)


Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong this Sunday evening at 6pm.

Relax with beautiful choral music by

Charles Villiers Stanford and Vaughan Williams

Prelude:               Improvisation on ‘Lobet den Herrn’

Hymns:                Processional       Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Dismissal            Glory to thee, my God, this night

Responses:         Stalnaker

Psalm:                  63; Croft in A minor (RSCM, t183)

Canticles:            Vaughan Williams in C

Anthem:              O for a closer walk with God – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Postlude:             Master Tallis’s Testament – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)


Diary Dates

  • 26 November at 11.30am - Parish Annual Meeting

  • 1 December - launch of Bayside Council's Christmas celebrations with the Christmas tree to be placed on our Church Street frontage. Watch this space for more details.

  • 2 December - concert by Melbourne Bach Choir at 7.30pm

  • 2 December - Advent Study Group commences 4.30pm

  • 3 December - Kids' Church at 11.30am

  • 3 December - St Andrew's Day - a special morning tea will follow our 10am service.

  • 3 December - concert by Victoria Brass at 7.30pm

  • 9 December - concert by Glen Eira City Choir at 2.30pm

  • 10 December - St Mary's Pre-school Christmas Pageant at 10am.

  • 10 December - Festive Choral Evensong at 6pm


Advent Study Group

Saturdays during Advent (2, 9, 16 & 23 December) at 4.30pm to 5.30pm

in the Pioneer Chapel

Cost $10 for booklet (cash or EFT at first session)

Sign-up sheet in Narthex / entry OR

Enquiries to Mthr Xev 0413 111 277




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