Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Measures

St Mary’s response to COVID-19 coronavirus

There is no doubt we are living in unprecedented times whereby each day the landscape seems to be changing and causing rising anxiety. From this Sunday (22 March 2020) our regular 9.00am and 11.00am Sunday Services will be ‘paused’ until further notice so as we can meet the needs of our community. In addition, our planned events and regular programs such as Merry Music, Needles and Threads and other fellowship groups have also been put on hold until further notice. However, St Mary’s is NOT CLOSED and we will be looking at new ways of supporting one another and being the people of God during these challenging times.

To see the full letter from the Rector, Rev Tracey Wolsley please click here:

Letter from Rector 20 March 2020

Parish FAIR

The Annual Parish Fair will run between 8.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 2 November 2019. Visitors can expect a wonderful array of stalls organised by 2019 Fair PosterParishioners– cakes/preserves/produce, BBQ, craft, trash ‘n’ treasure, books, plants, morning tea, raffle, spinning wheel and more.

Numerous invited stall holders will be setting up displays including car boot collections, CWA, View Club, CIKA, Rawleighs, Girl Guides and many more. Children’s attractions include a Jumping Castle, Fairy Floss and games.

An exciting and unique part of our fair is the FREE Community Concert, running from 10.00am to 1.20pm. The line-up of entertainment includes the Bendigo District Concert Band, Choice Voices, Sing Australia, EuroFest, U3A Guitar Group and the U3A Radio Play Group.2019 Concert Schedule

There’ll be something for everyone. If you would like further information contact Geoff 0418 145 105 or younggeoff51@gmail.com.

Daffodil Day Service

For Daffodil Day, St Mary’s Anglican Church will be colouring their fences with bright daffodils. This is to express to the public passing by that we care and our thoughts and prayers are with you. A special Daffodil Service will be held at 9.00am on Sunday 25 August with Jan Claridge as our guest speaker. There will be an opportunity for people to light a candle, a musical interlude by Kim Ritchie. Morning Tea will be provided following the service. People are invited to come along and add a daffodil to the fence, attend the service and be a part of showing we are a community of people who care for those who have lost loved ones to cancer or are doing it tough. We thank the local schools for providing us with lots of lovely daffodils hand made by their students.