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Vicar's News - 29 November 2020

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Click here to watch our Sunday video Eucharist service (anytime)

Click here to join our bi-lingual Zoom service on Sunday at 11am

Click to register for future services in church

Sunday is our 178th patronal festival and we will mark this by blessing our new icon of St Andrew at all our services this weekend for St Andrew’s Day – Sat@6, Sunday at 8am and 10am.

What a difference a week has made. our church will be able to accommodate 150 socially-distanced people for Christmas – 90 in the nave, 28 on the mezzanine level and 20 in the Pioneer Chapel (though some of the latter seats may be partial view) plus singers and clergy in the sanctuary. The limit on those registering has been increased so there should now be no problem registering for our regular services.

When you register for a service (apart from at Christmas) you will be booked in for all similar services until Christmas.

As Christmas is on a Friday, there will be no Sat@6 on 27 December and no 8am service on Sunday 28 December, but there will be a 10am service on that Sunday.

In-church services

Register here


Christmas at St Andrews

REGISTRATION in the usual way is necessary due to the restricted numbers and because we have to collect this data for possible contact tracing by the State government in the event that COVID returns.

Those without the internet have been contacted regarding booking in for their preferred service. If you can’t manage the registration, then you are welcome to ring me on 0421 321 321.


Parish Office

The Parish Office reopens on Monday 30 November (tomorrow) and will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 3pm. Welcome back Angela!

BUT the phone has been messed up by Telstra and we don't know when it will be operative, so please contact me on 0421321321 in the meantime and I can pass the message on to Angela and she can get back to you.


Election of Officebearers

At the Parish Annual meeting yesterday, the following were declared elected:

Churchwardens: Susie Douglas, Jonathan Hough, Dwight King

Parish Council: Felicity Stretch, Cathy Zhang, Andrew Bottomley, Greg Kissane,

Roger Pym, Robert Timms, Dwight King, Johnson Xu


Incumbency Committee election

To allow time for postal votes to reach us, the voting will close on Friday and I will announce the result in next week’s Vicar’s News.


Fr Jan’s Christmas cakes

Order now - 0421 321 321


This week at St Andrew’s


8.00 am – Holy Eucharist in the church [register here]

10.00 am – Holy Eucharist in the church [register here]

11am – Bi-lingual service [join here]

Anytime – Video Eucharist [watch]


1.30pm – English Conversation Class [join here]


10am – Morning Prayer (in Chinese) [join here]

10.30am – Midweek Eucharist [register here]


10am – Bible study (in English) [join here]


7.30pm – Alpha Course (in Chinese) [join here]


6.00 pm – Sat@6 in the church [register here]

Sunday 6 December – Advent 2

8.00 am – Holy Eucharist in the church [register here]

10.00 am – Holy Eucharist in the church [register here]


If you have any trouble booking in for Christmas, please let me know.

主任牧师寄语 29/11/2020

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