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.  

10am sunday, 15 october

annual service at holy trinity, kameruka

A reminder to everyone that the only service in the Parish today will be held at 10.00 am at Holy Trinity, Kameruka, on the Bega-Candelo Rd (click the link at the top of the page for Kameruka to find a map of the area). We are privileged to welcome Bishop Matt Brain as our guest preacher to this year's service. Following the service the historic homestead gardens will be open for viewing, and we will be holding a Parish Picnic at the property's cricket ground (just down from the church and surrounded by shade trees) that everyone is invited to join. If you haven't previously attended a service at this historic church, then please join us on Sunday for what promises to be a beautiful service and enjoyable picnic lunch.

Who we are....

       Rector - Reverend Lou Oakes


  Assistant Priest - Reverend Anthony Frost

What's on this week...

Saturday 14 October

  • 1.45 pm for a 2.00 pm start: Father Frank Brennan will be speaking on social justice issues (refugees, asylum seekers, and indigenous affairs) at Club Sapphire, Merimbula. The event is scheduled to finish at 3.30 pm.

Sunday 15 October

  • 10.00 am: Annual Service and Picnic, Holy Trinity, Kameruka (Guest preacher: Bishop Matt Brain) Please note this is the only service in the Parish today.

Monday 16 October

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 17 October

  • 12.30 pm: KYB Study Group, Suite 1, St James House (behind St Clements), Merimbula (Lorna Ph: 6495 0907)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 18 October

  • 9.00 am: Bible Study, General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, The Masonic Centre, Pambula

Thursday 19 October

  • 12 noon: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 1.00 pm: Bring and share lunch followed by Bible Study, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm - 4pm: Knit and Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla (bring along your knitting or craft project and join in the fellowship)

Saturday 21 October

  • 8.00 am: Men's Breakfast, Christ Church Hall, Pambula

Sunday 22 October

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion and Sunday Schoool, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 11.15 am: Holy Communion, Imlay House, Pambula

Monday 23 October

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 24 October

  • 12.30 pm: KYB Study Group, Suite 1, St James House (behind St Clements), Merimbula (Lorna Ph: 6495 0907)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 25 October

  • 9.00 am: Bible Study, General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, The Masonic Centre, Pambula

Thursday 26 October

  • 12 noon: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 1.00 pm: Bring and share lunch followed by Bible Study, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm - 4pm: Knit and Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla (bring along your knitting or craft project and join in the fellowship)

Saturday 28 October

  • 10.00 am to 2.00 pm: St Johns, Tantawanglo will be holding an Open Day prior to the closure of the church for families to collect memorabilia. Remaining items (eg. pews) will be available for sale during this time on a 'first come' basis.

Sunday 29 October

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion and Sunday School, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Cafe Church, St Johns, Eden
  • 11.15 am: Holy Communion, Imlay House, Pambula

Monday 30 October

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 31 October

  • 12.30 pm: KYB Study Group, Suite 1, St James House (behind St Clements), Merimbula (Lorna Ph: 6495 0907)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 1 November

  • 9.00 am: Bible Study, General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, The Masonic Centre, Pambula
  • 12 noon: Parish Monthly Friendship Lunch, RSL Club, Merimbula

Thursday 2 November

  • 10:00 am: AGLOW Meeting, RSL Club Lower Level Function Room, Merimbula. (For more info contact Shanne: 6495 2220)
  • 12 noon: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 1.00 pm: Bring and share lunch followed by Bible Study, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm - 4pm: Knit and Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla (bring along your knitting or craft project and join in the fellowship)

Saturday 4 November

  • 9.30 am to 3.30 pm: Anglicare Disaster Recovery Workshop hosted by the Anglican Parish of Bega. Please see below for more details or contact the Parish Office in Bega on Ph: 6492 5555.

Sunday 5 November

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion and Sunday School, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Wyndham

Monday 6 November

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix Coffee Shop, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm: Holy Communion, Roy Wotton Gardens, Eden

Tuesday 7 November

  • 12.30 pm: KYB Study Group, Suite 1, St James House (behind St Clements), Merimbula (Lorna Ph: 6495 0907)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Sanananda Park, Tura Beach

Wednesday 8 November

  • 9.00 am: Bible Study, General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Pearl’s Place Lunch, The Masonic Centre, Pambula
  • 12 noon: Parish Monthly Friendship Lunch, RSL Club, Merimbula

Thursday 9 November

  • 12 noon: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 1.00 pm: Bring and share lunch followed by Bible Study, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 pm - 4pm: Knit and Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla (bring along your knitting or craft project and join in the fellowship)

Friday 10 November

  • 10.00 am: Remembrance Mass, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Merimbula

Sunday 12 November

  • 8.00 am: Holy Communion, Christ Church, Pambula
  • 9.30 am: Holy Communion and Sunday School, St Clements, Merimbula
  • 10.00 am: Holy Communion, St Johns, Eden
  • 5.00 pm: Prayer for Healing Service, St Clements, Merimbula (see below for details)

coming events

Sunday 19 November. At 11.00 am, St Lukes Wolumla will be hosting Cafe Church. Please bring a plate to share.

Sunday 3 December. Bishop Trevor will be visiting the Parish to hold a private deconsecration service at St Johns Tantawanglo. It is expected that only one public service will be held in the Parish that day, at St Clements, Merimbula, at 9.30 am.

Sunday 3 December. Christ Church Pambula will be hosting a Spirit Allegro Concert at 2.00 pm. Further details will be made available closer to the date.

Monday 4 December - Thursday 7 December: Jamberoo Abbey Retreat. Rev Lou will be taking a group to Jamberoo Abbey for three nights for a silent retreat from 4-7 December. We will be joining the nuns in the Chapel for worship services and then spending days in communal silence, resting with God. The accommodation options are single rooms with shared facilities and a communal lounge space for $60/night or self-contained cabins for $110/night. Both options include catering. Car-pooling will be available for those without transport. Please contact Rev Lou as soon as possible if you would like to join the retreat, so accommodation can be reserved. Ph: 6495 7203 or Email: lou@get-smart.com.au


disaster relief workshop

There will be a workshop which will be run by Helen Bennett, to train people to become a Disaster Recovery Volunteer on 4 November from 9.30 – 3.30.  It will be held in Bega and morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.  There is no cost to attend nor does attendance at the workshop mean that participants have to then proceed to become Anglicare Disaster Recovery volunteers.  Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed. There is some pre-workshop paperwork involved so please call the Bega Church Office on Ph:6492 5555 and indicate your desire to attend plus leave your contact details so that the paperwork can be sent out before hand. To make a workshop viable, we like to have a minimum of 12.  If you can attend, it will be wonderful training for when disasters such as floods, bushfires etc occur.  People who have attended the workshop before have indicated that it was a wonderful thing to do. Hope to see you at the workshop on 4 November. Please RSVP by 20th November. See the brochure below for more details.

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mid-week meditation

Mid-week Meditation commences in October and will be 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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prayer for healing service

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


same sex marriage postal vote

For those with questions concerning the Church's position on the current Same Sex Marriage postal survey, please find attached below two letters for your perusal. The first is from Rev Philip Freier, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, written in response to the proposed plebiscite on the issue in 2016. The second letter is from Bishop Stuart, issued when the postal survey was first announced. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Rev Lou or Rev Anthony. 

results of parish agm and congregational elections

Results of Annual General Meeting                       held 05 March 2017

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: Sandy Macqueen
  • Anglicare: Flo Young
  • Missions & Evangelism: Carol Bartlett
  • Aged Care: Ursula Viebcke
  • Properties & Maintenance:Peter Charlton
  • Communications: Ava Petersen
  • Young Families: Vacant

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: Alan Gale & Jenny Crawford 

Vestry:

  • Peter Charlton
  • Judy Ridgway
  • Joan Devitt
  • Marie Carter
  • Erica Morrison

Christ Church, Pambula

Rector’s Warden: Malcolm Brandon

People's Wardens: Marj Roche & Ursula Viebcke.

Vestry:

  • Janet Brandon
  • Cathie Haynes
  • Brigitte Kestermann
  • Bruce Munchenberg
  • Laurel Powell

St Johns, Eden

Rector’s Warden: Ken Traise

People's Wardens: Robert Allen & Pam Inwood

Vestry:

  • John Ironmonger
  • Shirley McCamish
  • Ed Chenery
  • Peter Rice.

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. 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. 

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