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


  Assistant Priest - Reverend Anthony Frost

What's on...

Monday 18 June

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix 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
  • 6.30 pm: 'For the Love of God' documentary screening, The Picture Show Man, Merimbula (tickets can only be purchased online at www.publicchristianity.org/documentary-screenings)

Tuesday 19 June

  • 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 20 June

  • 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
  • 11.00 am: Chop, Chat, and Chew Cooking Class, Masonic Hall, Bega (see below for more details or contact Christine Walsh Ph: 0438 407 364)
  • 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 21 June

  • 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 24 June

  • 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
  • Readings: 1 Samuel 17.32-49; Psalm 9.9-20; 2 Corinthians 6.1-13; Mark 4.35-41

Monday 25 June

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix 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 26 June

  • 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 27 June

  • 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
  • 11.00 am: Chop, Chat, and Chew Cooking Class, Masonic Hall, Bega (see below for more details or contact Christine Walsh Ph: 0438 407 364)
  • 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 28 June

  • 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 1 July

  • 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
  • 5.00 pm: Holy Communion, St Peters, Candelo
  • Readings: 2 Samuel 1.1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43

Monday 2 July

  • 11.00 am: Coffee Corner, The Original Fix 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 3 July

  • 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 4 July

  • 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: Parish Friendship Lunch, RSL Club, Merimbula
  • 12 - 3 pm: MAGIC - Migrant Activities Group in Community, Funhouse Studio, Hill St, Bega (see below for details)
  • 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 5 July

  • 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 8 July

  • 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
  • Readings:2 Samuel 5.1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48;2 Corinthians 12.2-10; Mark 6.1-13

     

coming events

Saturday 11 August: The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast are helping to host the inaugural Sapphire Coast Multicultural Day at the Wolumla Town Hall. Details to be advised.

Sunday 7 October: Blessing of the Animals Service, Merimbula (10am) and Candelo (5pm)

10am Sunday 21 October: Parish Combined Service, Holy Trinity, Kameruka

 

chop, chat, and chew

The Sapphire Coast Community Pantry are running a series of cooking groups for people who would like to socialise and cook a delicious meal for themselves, plus maybe learn some new recipes and skills.  The focus is on having fun, but we hope they will also take away some tips and skills, and a great meal.  It costs $2 per session, which is their part-contribution for the food supplied.  The next group of sessions starts Wednesday, 6 June, from 11am to 1pm, at the Masonic Hall in Bega, for 4 consecutive weeks (6 June, 13 June, 20 June and 27 June)

 Small groups, max of 6 people, led by 2 coordinators.  Bookings necessary - contact Christine Welsh on 0438 407 364 to book or for any questions. See the brochure below for more details.

magic - migrant activities group in the community

The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast, FunHouse Studio and Yvi Henderson, Manager of the Multicultural Centre in Cooma have combined to form a new Migrant Social Group. Please make a big effort to join in the monthly MAGIC afternoon at the Funhouse Studio, Hill St, Bega, on Wednesday, July 4th, from 12.00pm to 3.00pm.

This is the first of the monthly gatherings to be held, the first Wednesday of each Month. This event is open to everyone, after all, every Australian has a migrant story somewhere in their past. Come along to participate in a safe and secure environment, forge new friendships, create networks, share your story, give and receive new skills.

Free entry, please bring a plate to share. If you need transport please advise by email (Gavin Bell: gajabell@yahoo.com.au) and we'll do our best to help. See the brochure below.

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tathra bushfire recovery updates

6 April 2018: Reverend Captain Stuart Haynes from Bega Parish has sent an updated request for help as the Tathra fires are no longer in the news and the initial emergency response teams have now left.  This leaves them with few resources and still many needs to meet.  I know many of you have been looking for ways to help and I thank you for your generosity in response to the retiring collection we had on Sunday and will do again this coming Sunday.  We are collecting for the Anglicare fund that is being set up to respond to the longer term needs for counselling after the trauma.   Those of you who are gardeners may like to respond to the following idea.

Revd Captain Stuart writes:

One project I am putting together to help with the recovery of Tathra and to come alongside residents is a ‘Garden Recovery Group’.  This project will need: funding, plants and labour to see it successful.  The aim is for the Gospel to be seen in action, to be available for ministry opportunities, to let the community know we are here with them and for them as well as see Tathra recovery more effectively.

Plants are to be delivered to St. Martins Church at Tathra.  If you have plants you could donate but are unable to deliver them to Tathra yourself please let Rev Lou know or contact the Parish Office and we will arrange a way of transporting them.

Bishop Stuart's call to prayer: Heavenly Father, We pray now for those in emergency services who are fighting fires and caring for those in distress. We know property and stock have been destroyed and we ask you , O Lord, to comfort and uphold people in shock and those who have been injured. Thank you for the ministry of the Reverend Stuart and Mrs Kathy Haynes and those who serve with them. Give them wisdom, grace, resilience and needed rest. Please uphold Bishop Trevor and Mr Ament as they oversee and orchestrate a  diocesan response. May you be honoured and glorified in and through all that takes place in and through your people. Thank you for hearing and answering this prayer. Amen.


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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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. 

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. 

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