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Notices — Feast of Transfiguration — Sunday 14th February 2021


The Latest news on Cov­id-19 for Churches from Bp Michael Stead

From Fri­day 12th Feb­ru­ary 2021, Face masks are no longer man­dat­ory in places of worship.

Do we need to wear masks while present­ing at church?  NO.  Atten­tion should still be paid to prop­er hygiene when it comes to the shar­ing of micro­phones or lecterns.

NO Singing in Church 

From 20th Decem­ber, 2020 we are not able to sing in church.  We hope to be able to sing again soon.

Thank you all for your patient endurance,

Fr Jeff


This Week:

16th Feb­ru­ary – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

Ash Wednesday



17th Feb­ru­ary – Ash Wed­nes­day Ser­vices: 10am & 7.30pm





Len­ten Stud­ies — Begin Wed­nes­day 17th February:

CLIMATE for CHANGE’ sponsored by ABM.  Wed­nes­days after morn­ing tea, around 11.00 a.m.  Some cop­ies will be avail­able, also can be down­loaded from the ABM website.



Future Dates for your Diary:

21st Feb­ru­ary – First Sunday in Lent: 9.30 am Service.

28th March – Palm Sunday: 9.30am Service.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday: 7.30 pm Service.

2nd April – Good Fri­day: 9.30am Ser­vice & 12pm — Way of the Cross.

4th April – East­er Day: 9.30am Service.


Len­ten Quiet Day — Sat­urday, 6 March, 2021 at 10am:  The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in their annu­al Quiet Day for Lent, in the church and grounds of St John’s Church, Bal­main, in Spring Street, Birch­grove.  The event is free of charge, and par­ti­cipants usu­ally bring their own packed lunch.  Tea and cof­fee will be provided.  This is a silent retreat, but as well as Morn­ing and Even­ing Pray­er and a mid­day Euchar­ist, two lay Com­pan­ions of the Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege will give short present­a­tions, based on their read­ing and exper­i­ence, on the prac­tice of pray­er.  We gath­er in the church at 10 am.  The Day ends at 4.15 pm.  Register by email­ing or on arrival at the church door.  All very welcome.


Let’s Start Think­ing – From Fr. Jeff.  2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.”  2021 brings with it the hope of a vac­cine and the chance to re-set our course for­ward.  I am very inter­ested in hear­ing the ideas of ALL parish­ion­ers as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activ­it­ies.  It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a con­ver­sa­tion.  There will be a more form­al pro­cess later in the year, but let’s start think­ing now.


Art in the Hall:  At our recent Poetry Day, parish­ion­ers dec­or­ated the Hall with some art­works loaned for the occa­sion which was much appre­ci­ated.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.  Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.  A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.  Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an con­tent.  This month’s piece is a tapestry ver­sion of Canaletto’s “West­min­ster Abbey”,1730.


The new ver­sion of the video from our “Words of Hope’ Poetry Day is now avail­able at:


The poetry board in the par­ish hall has recently been updated by Jo Middleton and Louisa Sil­ver­man.  The work of anoth­er poet, Judy Ann Phil­lips (bio is on the board,) is now avail­able to view in large print.


We need parish­ion­ers spe­cially to assist with wel­com­ing: Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.


Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her if you would like to give her an order.  You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or pre­serve or sauces she has on hand.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.


Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al initiative.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Fr John & Joanne Bowen; Fr Phil­lip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris­toph­er Brooks; and Ruth Champion.

Monday: Nancy Cheng; and Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke.

Tues­day: Ron Cross & Fam­ily; and Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre.

Wed­nes­day: Edi & Oscar Dav­is; John Dick­son; and Kathy Drummond.

Thursday: Dav­id Dun­lop; and Michael Flem­ing, Eliza­beth Arm­strong, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nicholas.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Dear lov­ing Fath­er, please deliv­er us from the coronavir­us and lim­it its impact on Aus­tralia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis.  Please pro­tect with your lov­ing care those we love — our fam­il­ies, friends and neigh­bours.  Let your fath­erly hand guide, shel­ter and strengthen them.  Cast out all anxious fears and doubts.  Give us an increas­ing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace.  We pray for those around the world now strug­gling with COVID-19.  Heal and com­fort those who are sick and suf­fer­ing.  Pro­tect and guide the health pro­fes­sion­als who are at the front line.  Please give wis­dom and cour­age to those who bear respons­ib­il­ity for con­front­ing this chal­lenge. We ask these things through the power­ful name of Jesus.  Amen.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; and Lyn­dall McCarron.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: James Hag­ston; Mur­i­el Blatch; Bert Blatch; Nola Barr; Ivy Lawson; Eric Juer­gens; Edgar Fish­er; and Mar­garet Turnbull.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 20th Feb: Wil­li­am Grant Broughton, First Bish­op of Aus­tralia (d. 1853).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Ver­ity Wright.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — First Sunday in Lent: First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 9.8–17; Psalm: 25.1–10; Second Read­ing: 1 Peter 3.18–22; and Gos­pel: Mark 1.9–15


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer

Sunday Daniel 7.9–14 Ps 97 2 Peter 1.12–19
Monday Jeremi­ah 22.1–19 Ps 104.6–37 Jude 1–16
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 22.20–23.8 Ps 105.23–45 Jude 17–25
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 48.1–12 Ps 39.1–8, 13–15 1 Timothy 6.6–19
Thursday Jeremi­ah 23.9–22 Ps 107.23–44 Hebrew 1.1–12
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 23.23–40 Pss 112; 113 Hebrews 1.13–2.9
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 24 Pss 116; 117 Hebrew 2.10–18



Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions from

  1. What does the nature of Eli­jah and Elisha’s proph­et­ic com­munity teach us about com­mun­al min­istry? (2 Kgs 2:1–12)
  2. Who has been a ment­or to you, and helped you through a trans­ition? (2 Kgs 2:1–12)
  3. When have you exper­i­enced light shin­ing in the dark­ness, per­haps your dark­ness? (2 Cor 4:6)
  4. Peter, James and John saw Jesus on the moun­tain top. Where do you see Jesus? (Mark 9:2–9)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Julie Sevig.