Winter Art Show

The Anglican Parish of Kangaroo Flat is proud to announce the Twelfth Annual Winter Art Show will be held on 26, 27 & 28 July 2019. This event will showcase around 200 works from over fifty artists. Prizes will awarded in four categories, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour and Other Media, with the winner in each receiving $250. The show will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Fri 26, Sat 27 and Sun 28 July 2019. Admission is $3.00.

The official opening will be held on Friday 26 July from 7.30pm. Tickets for the opening are $10.00 (cash only please).

This year our special guest is Television, Radio and Voice-Over Artist John Deeks. With over 40 years industry experience you may already be familiar with the velvet tones of John Deeks. John is best known as the Voice of Wheel of Fortune and the man that asked excited contestants on the popular game show New Price Is Right to “Come on Down”.

This year’s judge, Patrick Verdon, will announce the four winners at the official opening. Local artist Patrick has been painting for around forty years. Patrick was born in Sligo in Ireland, but he loves painting scenes of the Australian bush. “My whole life is art and painting and a love of the Australian bush. I love the gumtrees and it really is just the greatest place in the world to paint.”

Our raffle this year has three great prizes: First prize is an artwork by Patrick Verdon valued at $300, Second prize is a Victorian Goldfields Railways Family Pass (2 adults & 3 children) valued at $110, Third prize is a $50 Voucher for The Foundry Hotel.

We invite all to come along and enjoy the great display of artwork in our heated facility.

Holy Week Services

  • 14 April – Palm Sunday – 9.00am Traditional Service
  • 14 April – Palm Sunday – 11.00am On The Way Service
  • 18 April – Maundy Thursday – 7.00pm Service (includes Foot Washing)
  • 19 April – Good Friday – 9.00am Service
  • 19 April – Ecumenical Way of the Cross walk. Commences at St Monica’s Catholic Church at 11.00am and concludes at St Mary’s Anglican Church where a cuppa and hot cross buns will be available.
  • 21 April – Easter Day – 6.30am Dawn Service
  • 21 April – Easter Day – 9.00am Traditional Service
  • 21 April – Easter Day – 11.00am On The Way Service

Daffodil Day

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It’s a well know song, ‘A little Ray of Sunshine’. You may remember it being sung by Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock in the 70’s. At St Mary’s Anglican Church, a little ray of sunshine is being created on the fence surrounding the church. It’s a plain ordinary wire fence made of cold steel and yet, it is being transformed by love and compassion. Hundreds of bright yellow daffodils are going to adorn the fence and re-create it into a wall of sunshine and a message of love, at least that is what is hoped by the people here.

August 24th is Daffodil Day, the time we all dig into our pockets to give to the Cancer Council. Unfortunately, we all know what cancer is and if we haven’t come face to face with it in our family, we live near someone or know someone who has. It is a cruel disease that affects young and old, rich and poor. The people at St Mary’s and Kangaroo Flat community including students from Bendigo Special Development School, Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Big Hill Primary School, Lockwood South Primary School and, St Monica’s Primary school have all been busy over the past few weeks making hundreds of daffodils that will be attached to the fence of St Mary’s both on High St and Church St Kangaroo Flat in the hope of bring sunshine into the lives of those who have battled cancer or battling cancer.

“We care, our hearts go out to you and we are praying for you “said Rev Tracey Wolsley. If as people drive by, they see a field of daffodils and know they are not alone and that people care and together we are continuing to work towards one day hopefully finding a cure, then that is good. If anyone would like to make a daffodil or pick one from their garden and contribute to creating a ray of sunshine, please come along and place a daffodil on the fence anytime from Friday 24th August.

At 9am on Sunday morning at St Mary’s, there will be a special Daffodil Service where people are invited to light a candle for someone battling cancer or, in memory of a loved one. There will be special prayers written by Sandra Davey, a survivor of cancer and, morning tea following the service. If you would like to give to the Cancer Council, donations can also be made on the day. For further information please phone either Rev Tracey Wolsley on 0423 267 405 or Pastoral Care Convener Ken Eddy on 5447 4664.