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Vicar's News - 28 April 2024

ANZAC Day Memorial Service

Our ANZAC memorial service will be held on Sunday at 10am. Medals may be worn. Please join us to celebrate those who died in the service of their country and to pray for peace.

On ANZAC Day some parishioners and I attended the ANZAC service at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club where I gave the closing prayer. Meanwhile our roving photographer, Tim Renouf, attended the ANZAC march and service at the Shrine.

Even closer still, Angela Edwards visited Gallipoli in 2014 and provided a photo of the Ari Burns Memorial.

The inscription reads:

Those heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country to of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

Atatürk, 1934


Music for Sunday


Prelude: ‘Nimrod’ from Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

arr. Sir William Harris (1883-1973)

Hymns: Processional Abide with me

National Anthems God Save the King

Advance Australia Fair

Gradual O God, our help in ages past

Thanksgiving All creatures of our God and King

Post Communion God is our strength and refuge

Setting: Parish Eucharist – Michael Dudman (1938-1994)

Psalm: 46; Turle in E (t Ps 44)

Anthem: Requiem aeternam from Requiem, JWV 108 – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Motet: Pie Jesu from Requiem – Andrew Lloyd Webber (*1948)

Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674-1707)



For the benefit of all, especially those who are new or visiting, can you please your nametags during the service and refreshments. if you need a new or additional nametag, please add your name to the list on the sidespeople's table at the back of the church.


Last Sunday's Concert

On Sunday afternoon we were enthralled by John O'Donnell's playing of our Grand War Memorial Organ in a concert of French organ music. John John O’Donnell is Monash University Organist, Founder/Director of Ensemble Gombert, keyboard player of Capella Corelli, and Director of Music at All Saints’ Anglican Church East St Kilda.

He has undertaken 21 concert tours of Europe and 12 of North America, principally as organist and choral conductor. He is the first person ever to perform Bach’s complete keyboard works (organ and harpsichord) in public, a total of 29 recitals. His recordings of the complete keyboard works of Johann Caspar Kerll (which he had previously edited for the Viennese publisher Doblinger) and organ works of Bach have met with international acclaim, an album of the latter named “Best Recording of the Year” (2000) in the London International Record Review. 

He has directed multiple performances of several Baroque operas and many Baroque and Classical choral and orchestral works. His major areas of research have been performance practices in the music of Bach, and musica ficta in High Renaissance polyphony. He has produced editions of over 800 Renaissance motets, Magnificats and Masses, and he has recently published an edition (the first ever) of the first version (c.1742) of The Art of Fugue. In 2019 John was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of Monash University.





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