October has arrived and we breathe a sigh of relief after the busy month of September. We hosted Synod towards the end of the month when about 100 representatives from the diocese met to debate current issues. It was good to see our facilities at full stretch and coping very admirably. Once again, a fantastic team of volunteers made everything run very smoothly – including providing morning and afternoon teas, lunches and a dinner.
Since then Rosie and I escaped to Australia for a week and we caught up with my brother and his family. It has been good to have a break and even better to experience heat and no rain!
The new bishop, Andrew Hedge, is about to be episcopally ordained in the cathedral on October 18th – it will be good to welcome him and his family to the diocese. Please pray for them as they settle into the area and their new roles. Last month we said farewell to Oenone as our Ministry Advisor and this month we say farewell to Jenny as our regional Dean so there is quite a change in personnel happening at the moment – I’m sure they would value your prayers.
Men’s breakfast this month saw 55 men devour bacon and eggs and then listen to the Dean speak about his experiences in Australia. A good time was had by all. We also celebrated 25 years of Chat and Craft last month with a service and much cake – again a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that goes on in our buildings.
Olive oil sales are flourishing – it’s almost all gone so get in quick if you want to support hospital chaplaincy by buying a bottle! The oil contains 7 olives from the vicarage garden so it is very special.
Be sure to be in touch if we can be of help in any way,
Loads of bargains, live entertainment, fun for the kids, something for everyone!
Garage Sale, Baking, Art, Home made fudge and other sweet things, Puzzles, Books, Crafts, Curly Fries, Collectables, Jewellery and more
8 November @ 7pm
All Saints’ Hall
$2 – bring your own brain food
COLOUR OF SPRING RETREAT DAY
Saturday 8 November 9.30am – 3.30pm
Bring your Bible, journal and own lunch
We are a Fairtrade Church