Thy Kingdom Come

St Mary’s Anglican Church Kangaroo Flat will be participating in Thy Kingdom Come this year. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians aTKC 01round the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost (10-20 May) for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, communities and churches around the world will gather together to pray their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. It is hoped that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

A number of events, providing many opportunities for prayer are currently being planned. Keep an eye on the weekly newsletter for further details as they become available.

For more information and resources check out the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website

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The Annual Parish Fair will run between 8.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 4 November 2017. Visitors can expect a wonderful array of stalls organised by Parishioners– cakes/preserves/produce, BBQ, craft, trash and treasure, books, plants, morning tea, raffle and more. Numerous invited stall holders will be setting up displays including car boot collections, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, Bendigo Wood Turners, Bendigo Spinners and Weavers and more. Children’s attractions include a Jumping Castle, Face Painting Fairy Floss and craft activities.

An exciting and unique part of our fair is the FREE Community Concert, running from 10.00am to 1.30pm. The line-up of entertainment includes the Bendigo District Concert Band, Choice Voices, Rusty Divas, Sing Australia and entertainers from U3A.

There’ll be so many attractions for everyone. If you would like further information contact Geoff 0418 145 105 or

2017 Fair Poster  2017 Concert Poster

October Service Changes

1 October – Rev’d Heather Vander Reest

We are holding ONE service only at 10.00am. This service is celebrating St Francis of Assisi and includes a Blessing of Pets. All pets are welcome and are encouraged to bring their human families. Donations of pet food and old blankets and towels are welcomed and will be distributed to local animal welfare agencies.

8 October – Bishop Ron Stone

The 9.00am service is our annual Thanksgiving Service for Emergency Services and Community Personnel. Members of local CFA brigades, SES, St John’s Ambulance etc will be in attendance. There will be NO Holy Communion and the service will be followed by a blessing of the emergency services vehicles and morning tea.

The regular 11.00am ‘On The Way’ contemporary service will take place, with Holy Communion.

15 October – Bishop Ron Stone

The regular 9.00am and 11.00am services will take place.

22 October – Rev’d Heather Vander Reest

The regular 9.00am traditional service will take place.

There will be NO 11.00am ‘On The Way’ service as this congregation visit the Anglican Church in Castlemaine.

29 October – Rev’d Heather Vander Reest

We are holding ONE service only at 10.00am. We are celebrating the 155th Anniversary of St Mary’s and the 4th Anniversary of commencing services in the new church. The service will be followed by an ABM Mission fundraiser at 11.00am and a luncheon at 12.00pm.

St Francis Day Poster 2017      Emergency Services Poster 2017