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Vicar's News - 17 March 2024

Lent 5

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Christ appears to the Apostles, 1308-11

The arrival of some Gentiles revealed to Jesus that his time had come. Jesus' purpose for coming to earth had always been to give his life for the "many". And now we must ask if we are willing to follow Him there.


Sunday's Music


Prelude: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen (O world, I must leave thee) –

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Hymns: Processional Rock of ages, cleft for me

Gradual Glory be to Jesus

Thanksgiving All people that on earth do dwell

Post Communion Lift high the cross

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

Psalm: 51: 1-13 (NPCW)

Anthem: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Maurice Bevan (1921-2006)

Motet: Ave verum corpus - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Postlude: Fugue in C major BWV 547 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)



With much sadness I advise of the death of Michael Hanlon AM and of Charles Williams. Our sympathies have been extended to Nereda and her family, and to Charles's family. Both Michael and Charles have had private family funerals. There will be a memorial service for Michael in the church on Friday 19 April 2024 at 11.00am.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory.


Next Week - Palm Sunday

Next Sunday 25 March, we celebrate Palm Sunday, commencing with the Liturgy of the Palms at 10am at our wayside cross - outside 230B New Street at the rear of the church. We will process into the church from there.


Organ restoration work continues

Dr Calvin Bowman reports:

"Exciting times. Australian Pipe Organs are putting the finishing touches on the Transept Organ. For organ nerds, the Dulciana has been moved from the Choir (mezzanine) and now looks spectacular as part of the new configuration. It also gives a new dimension to the sound of the Transept Organ both by itself and in combination with other stops. The Stopt Flute has also been revoiced to create a more focused sound, and the entire division has been cleaned. Deo Gracias".


Footsteps of the Apostles Tour

Bishop Paul Barker invites you on a journey in the Footsteps of the Apostles Paul and John, who were passionate about sharing the good news of the gospel to the ends of the earth.

In the European Autumn, revisit key moments in the book of Acts, other Epistles and the apocalyptic book of Revelation. Click here for more information.




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