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 19 February

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

Tuesday 20 February

  • 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 February

  • 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 February

  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla
  • 6.00 - 8.30 pm: Youth With a Mission Card Making Fundraiser, Tura Beach Library Rooms. Cost is $15 to make three unique cards in support of health care and birthing support for women in remote communities. Contact Kate Lewis on Email: cards2gether@gmail.com for more information or to book.

Saturday 24 February

  • 10.00 am - 2.00 pm: Youth With a Mission Card Making Fundraiser, Tura Beach Library Rooms. Cost is $15 to make three unique cards in support of health care and birthing support for women in remote communities. Contact Kate Lewis on Email: cards2gether@gmail.com for more information or to book.

Sunday 25 February - Second Sunday in Lent

  • 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

Monday 26 February

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

Tuesday 27 February

  • 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 28 February

  • 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 1 March

  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla

Sunday 4 March - Third Sunday in Lent

  • 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

Monday 5 March

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

Tuesday 6 March

  • 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 7 March

  • 9.00 am: Candelo Bible Study, Candelo General Store Cafe, Candelo
  • 12 noon: Monthly Friendship Lunch, RSL Club, Merimbula
  • 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 8 March

  • 9.30 am - 12.30 pm: Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, Workplace Support Skills, Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St, Eden (For more information or to register for the course contact Jennie Ph: 0447 278957 or Email: jennie.keioskie@health.nsw.gov.au)
  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla

Sunday 11 March - Fourth Sunday in Lent

  • 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)

Monday 12 March

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

Tuesday 13 March

  • 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 14 March

  • 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 15 March

  • 2.00 pm: Holy Communion, Bimbimbie Park, Merimbula
  • 2.30 - 4.00 pm: Knit & Natter, St Lukes, Wolumla

Saturday 17 March

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

Sunday 18 March - Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • 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
  • 11.00 am: Holy Communion, St Lukes, Wolumla

coming events


 

news from bishop stuart and bishop matt

rohingya challenge


Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast (SJASC)Challenge our community to give to the desperate situation of the 600,000 plus Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
The SJASC will dollar match all donations made up to the total of $5000
Donations to special SJASC account with Bendigo Bank.
Pambula and Bega BSB 633 000 account 157357567
or post cheque to SJASC PO Box 352, Pambula, NSW 2549
Australian Red Cross have assured that donations will reach their destination. Red Cross is part of a world-wide humanitarian effort in the region.

Manus Island and asylum seekers

During the period 6-8 October 2017, the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn held it's annual Synod. During the first session, the following Synod Resolution was passed on the topic of Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Amended Motion: That this Synod is grieved at the plight of refugees around the world and:

  1. Notes the practical support the church and its agencies, especially Anglicare, provide to refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and the region;
  2. Encourages the Federal Government to re-double its efforts to resettle refugees held in offshore detention centres;
  3. Notes the serious psychological harm caused by long-term, and seemingly indefinite detention, and expresses deep concern that the process is exacerbated by being so indeterminate; and thereafter if re-location options are not found within a reasonable time that re-settlement in Australia be considered as an option.
  4. That the government provide increased resources to provide psychiatric, psychological, medical and educational services to assisting mitigating psychological harm;
  5. Notes that Australia is a leading re-settler of refugees and urges theAustralian, and other regional, governments to develop a region-wideapproach for processing asylum seekers so they can either return home safely or otherwise find a new home in which to flourish;
  6. Commends Anglicans for participating in efforts to change public opinion and policy to better protect and support refugees and asylum seekers; and
  7. Requests that this resolution be forwarded to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and to the Prime Minister and to their respective Departments.

In addition to the Bishop's letter in accordance with point 7 (above), parishioners may directly phone the Prime Minister's office to register their opinions on the situation on Manus Island on Ph: 02 6277 7700. This is a quick and effective way for parishioners to take direct action on the matter.

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 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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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 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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