Our mission statement

To lead our communities into a relationship with Jesus

Welcome! We are a friendly parish that stretches from the mountains to the sea. We'd love to have you join us in worship at one of our services, you'll find a warm welcome at all of our centres.  

Who we are....

       Rector - Reverend Lou Oakes

Rural Chaplain (Anglicare) and Chaplain for Mission to Seafarers (Eden) - ReverendMichael Palmer


  Associate Priest - Reverend Anthony Frost

What's on...

Thursday 15 November

  • 8.00 - 10.00 am: Tea & Toast, St James House, Merimbula (contact Rev Michael Ph:0423 774 735 for details)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 3.30 - 5.00 pm: Kids Club, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735 for more details)

Saturday 17 November

  • 8am: Mens Breakfast, Christ Church Hall, Pambula
  • 10.00 am - 2.00 pm: Eden Community Market, Uniting Church, Chandos St, Eden (Proceeds of the market go towards funding community lunches. To enquire about a stall contact Viv Ph: 0410 609 130) 

Sunday 18 November

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 2.30pm: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • Readings: 1 Samuel 1.4-20; Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2.1-8); Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25; Mark 13.1-11

Monday 19 November

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, Booktique Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 1.00 pm: Community Lunch, Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St, Eden (For info call Rev. Michael: 0423 774 735)
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 20 November

  • 1.30 pm: KYB Bible Study, Suite 1, St James House, St Clements, Merimbula (contact Lorna Ph: 0428 919040)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 21 November

  • 7.45 - 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Seaview Cafe, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735)
  • 9.00 am: Candelo Bible Study, Candelo General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, Masonic Lodge, Pambula
  • 1.00 pm: Mid-Week Meditation, Christ Church, Pambula (see below for details)
  • 7.00 pm: Home-based Bible Study, Eden (contact Ray Ph: 0413 583092 for this week's venue)

Thursday 22 November

  • 8.00 - 10.00 am: Tea & Toast, St James House, Merimbula (contact Rev Michael Ph:0423 774 735 for details)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 3.30 - 5.00 pm: Kids Club, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735 for more details)

Sunday 26 November - Christ the King Sunday

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • Readings: 2 Samuel 23.1-17; Psalm 132.1-12; Revelation 1.4b-8; John 18.33-37

Monday 27 November

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, Booktique Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 1.00 pm: Community Lunch, Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St, Eden (For info call Rev. Michael: 0423 774 735)
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 28 November

  • 1.30 pm: KYB Bible Study, Suite 1, St James House, St Clements, Merimbula (contact Lorna Ph: 0428 919040)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 29 November

  • 7.45 - 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Seaview Cafe, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735)
  • 9.00 am: Candelo Bible Study, Candelo General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, Pambula Town Hall, Pambula
  • 1.00 pm: Mid-Week Meditation, Christ Church, Pambula (see below for details)
  • 7.00 pm: Home-based Bible Study, Eden (contact Ray Ph: 0413 583092 for this week's venue)

Thursday 30 November

  • 8.00 - 10.00 am: Tea & Toast, St James House, Merimbula (contact Rev Michael Ph:0423 774 735 for details)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 3.30 - 5.00 pm: Kids Club, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735 for more details)

Saturday 1 December

  • 8.00 am: Garden Working Bee, Christ Church, Pambula

Sunday 2 December - First Sunday in Advent

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 2.30pm: Holy Communion, Holy Trinity,Wyndham
  • 5.00pm: Holy Communion, St Peters, Candelo
  • Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16; Psalm 25.1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3.9-13; Luke 21.25-38 

Monday 3 December

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, Booktique Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 1.00 pm: Community Lunch, Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St, Eden (For info call Rev. Michael: 0423 774 735)
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 4 December

  • 1.30 pm: KYB Bible Study, Suite 1, St James House, St Clements, Merimbula (contact Lorna Ph: 0428 919040)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 5 December

  • 7.45 - 8.30am: Morning Prayer, Seaview Cafe, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735)
  • 9.00 am: Candelo Bible Study, Candelo General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, Masonic Lodge, Pambula
  • 1.00 pm: Mid-Week Meditation, Christ Church, Pambula (see below for details)
  • 7.00 pm: Home-based Bible Study, Eden (contact Ray Ph: 0413 583092 for this week's venue)

Thursday 6 December

  • 8.00 - 10.00 am: Tea & Toast, St James House, Merimbula (contact Rev Michael Ph:0423 774 735 for details)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 3.30 - 5.00 pm: Kids Club, Eden (contact Rev. Michael Ph:0423 774735 for more details)

Saturday 8 December

  • 10.00 am - 2.00 pm: Eden Community Market, Uniting Church, Chandos St, Eden (Proceeds of the market go towards funding community lunches. To enquire about a stall contact Viv Ph: 0410 609 130) 

Sunday 9 December - Second Sunday in Advent

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 2.30pm: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • Readings: Malachi 3.1-14; The Song of Zechariah [Luke1.68-79, p.10 in Prayer Book]; Philippians 1.1-11; Luke 3.1-6

 

coming events

Sunday, 2 December: Advent commences

prayer for healing service

Please note: The Prayer for Healing Service will not be held in Dec/Jan, and will resume Sunday, 10 February 2019.

The Parish is pleased to advise that at 5pm on every second Sunday of the month, a Prayer for Healing service will be held at St Clements, Merimbula. The Prayer for Healing service is a relaxed “come as you are” service that goes for no more than one hour. All are welcome - especially those who may not have been to a Prayer for Healing Service before. During our service we pray for the world, for the healing of God's creation, for yourself, and/or for someone on your heart who may be unable to be there in person. Each service includes songs, a scripture reading, reflection, reporting back, prayer and/or anointing for healing. All are most welcome!

Please contact Anthony if you have any questions on Ph: 6495 3307 or Email: antfrost@me.com. 

news from the diocese

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
My final comments to the Synod of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. I am delighted to report that all the ‘child protection referenced in the attached was endorsed wholeheartedly by the Synod yesterday (3/3/18). This is a moment of great significance and it will set the course for ministry and pastoral care for a generation. Thanks be to God!

I am also pleased to report that Synod elected an Episcopal Elections Nominations Committee (EENC). Many thanks to all who were willing to serve in what will be a very time-consuming, highly-focussed task group. The people elected to the EENC are:

  • The Venerable David Ruthven (Clerical);
  • The Reverend James Coates (Clerical);
  • The Reverend Anna Boxwell (Clerical);
  • Mr Greg Mills (Lay);
  • Canon Bob Arthur (Lay);
  • Dr Ingrid Moses (Lay).

Bishop Trevor Edwards – as Administrator of the Diocese, will also engage with the EENC.
Please advise your congregations of these appointments and you may care to include the names of EENC members in your pew bulletins for weekly prayer.
For Jesus
+ Stuart. Bishop

prayer for the EENC

Eternal God, shepherd and guide, in your mercy give your Church in this diocese a shepherd after your own heart who will walk in your ways, and with loving care watch over your people. Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth. So may your Church be built up and your name glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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mid-week meditation

Mid-week Meditation is held from 1.00–1.30pm each Wednesday at Christ Church, Pambula (32 Quondola St, Pambula). We begin with quiet music and welcome, a short spiritual reflection, 20 minutes meditation, and music to conclude. For people new to meditation, more guidelines will be given and there will be time for questions/sharing afterwards if desired. All are welcome. For further information please contact Rev Anthony Frost: 02 6495 3307 - antfrost@me.com

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results of parish agm and congregational elections

Results of Annual General Meeting                       held 18 March 2018

Rector’s Wardens (appointed by Rev. Lou Oakes):

  • Parish Warden: Raymond Daly
  • Merimbula: Vickie Charlton
  • Pambula/Wyndham: Malcolm Brandon
  • Eden/Towamba: Ken Traise
  • Candelo/Tantawanglo: Erica Morrison
  • Wolumla: Raymond Daly

Parish Council (elected unopposed):

  • Parish Council Chairman: Ken Traise
  • Parish Treasurer: Gavin Bell
  • Parish Council Secretary: Jenny Crawford
  • Pastoral Care: Cathie Haynes
  • Kameruka/Cattle Fund: Phillip Boyd
  • Children & Families: Kym Le Riche
  • Anglicare: Flo Young
  • Missions & Evangelism: Carol Bartlett
  • Aged Care: Ursula Viebcke
  • Properties & Maintenance:Peter Charlton
  • Communications: Ava Petersen

Synod Representatives (one representative elected from each of the three major centres):

  • St Clements, Merimbula: Vickie Charlton
  • Christ Church, Pambula: Malcolm Brandon
  • St Johns, Eden: Flo Young
  • (Pambula alternate: Ursula Viebcke)

Clergy Appointment Board (one representative elected from each of the three major centres):

  • St Clements, Merimbula: Vickie Charlton
  • Christ Church, Pambula: Janet Brandon
  • St Johns, Eden: Ken Traise

 

Congregational Elections

St Clements, Merimbula

Rector’s Warden: Vickie Charlton

People's Wardens: Peter Charlton & Max Thompson

Vestry:

  • Alan Gale
  • Jenny Crawford
  • Peter Charlton
  • Judy Ridgway
  • Joan Devitt
  • Marie Carter
  • Erica Morrison
  • Max Thomspson

Christ Church, Pambula

Rector’s Warden: Malcolm Brandon

People's Wardens: Derek Clements & Ursula Viebcke.

Vestry:

  • Janet Brandon
  • Malcolm Brandon
  • Cathie Haynes
  • Brigitte Kestermann
  • Bruce Munchenberg
  • Marj Roche
  • Ursula Viebcke

St Johns, Eden

Rector’s Warden: Ken Traise

People's Wardens: Robert Allen & Pam Inwood

Vestry:

  • John Ironmonger
  • Shirley McCamish
  • Ed Chenery
  • Peter Rice
  • Julie Fredricks

A message from Bishop stuart

Bishop Stuart commends the following YouTube video to all parishioners. The video was released by Archbishop Justin (Archbishop of Canterbury) and is titled 'Thy Kingdom Come 2017 - Pledge to Pray for More People to Know Jesus'.


thy kingdom come

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby described this year’s Thy Kingdom Come as “an extraordinary joining together of Christians all around the world."

Watch his reflection and challenge for the year ahead:

anglican news

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weekly pew sheet

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Residential aged care

RSL LifeCare provide aged care in our Parish at three locations:

  1. Albert Moore Gardens, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  2. Sanananda Park, Tura Beach
  3. Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden.

Chaplaincy is provided by the Parish at all three locations

pearl's place

Located at the Masonic Centre, Pambula, Pearl's Place provides a meal at noon every Wednesday [free of charge or for whatever contribution you can afford] and friendship to anyone who is lonely, homeless, or on a low income at the Masonic Lodge in Pambula. ALL WELCOME.

A free bus service is available between Merimbula and Pambula:

  • 11.00 - Merimbula RSL in Alice Street at the seat closest to the RSL carpark
  • 11.05 - Berrambool Drive near Garden Circuit
  • 11.10 - Merimbula bus shelter in Kalinda St, off Sapphire Coast Drive
  • 11.15 - Merimbula Boller Park, Merimbula Drive, (towards the water tank)
  • 11.20 - Merimbula bus shelter, Caltex Service Station on Merimbula Drive
  • 11.25 - Pearls Place Masonic Centre Pambula

The bus leaves Pearls at 1.30 to return to Merimbula arriving approx. 2pm. For more information, a link to the Pearl's Place Facebook page is provided below. 

Want to know more about the Anglican Church?  Find out about our Bishops and our Parishes at the Canberra and Goulburn Anglican Community website.

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