THE PARISH OF ALL SOULS ST PETERS
Cnr Third Avenue and Stephen Terrace, St Peters
Tuesday 24th March
Julia’s latest letter to the Parish can be read HERE
Sunday 29th March, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Lent
There will be no services in All Souls’ Church until further notice. Please continue to pray for your community, family and friends.
THIS LINK provides a guide to bible study and meditation
Use THIS LINK to read Archbishop Geoff’s sermon from Lent 4
Covid-19 latest update, Friday evening 20/3/20
The Communion service and Vestry meeting will go ahead at 9.00am on Sunday 22nd March 2020.
The Archbishop has reiterated previous information and also issued new instructions that will take effect on Monday 23rd March 2020:
|Archbishop Geoff, in consultation with the Pastoral Leadership Team, has made the decision to pause normal public worship across the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice. Those able to pause immediately and can communicate easily with all their parishioners are encouraged to do so. |
Pastoral offices such as weddings, funerals and baptisms may continue to take place so long as Federal Government social distancing measures are implemented. This includes the government’s latest instruction to allow 4 square metres of space per person. Please note that people aged over 70 or those with underlying health conditions, including members of the clergy, should not attend gatherings under any circumstances.
Leadership team meetings, parish council meetings, small group and home group meetings in a face to face format may continue for the time being with stringent hygiene and social distancing practices, however, you may wish to hold these remotely using online meeting platforms such as Zoom – https://zoom.us/, or Google Hangouts – https://hangouts.google.com/.
For parish members who want to continue to financially support their church, information about setting up direct debit contributions can be found at https://anglicanfundssa.com.au/accounts/parish-planned-giving/ or email asking for further details to firstname.lastname@example.org
In a letter to clergy on Friday afternoon, Archbishop Geoff said “I want to be clear that we are not closing our churches or parishes. We are not shutting up shop and disappearing. We are going to continue to worship, to reflect on the scriptures, pray, care for each other and our wider community and look for ways to witness to the gospel, but we are going to do those things in ways that are different and without the same normal public worship opportunities. This will require some creativity and I encourage that.”
“I also think that it will be important that we try to have our church buildings open for at least some time each day so that people who may well be in need of some peace and godly space can find that.”
He concluded his letter by saying “Please know that you are in my prayers each day. It is important that we pray for and support each other in a time of change and uncertainty. Even though our Easter celebrations will be different this year the fact of the resurrection remains just that – a fact. We hold fast to the fact that even during dark and chaotic times the light and hope of the resurrection shines through.”
From Philippians 4.6-7: Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
For more coronavirus advice for churches go to https://adelaideanglicans.com/news/coronavirus-advice/
19th March 2020. Archbishop Geoff asks us to stop and pray at 8.00 am each Friday as a way to join together in spirit if not in body. Please click on THIS LINK to read his Call to Prayer
20th March 2020. St Peter’s Cathedral will be posting video clips each week to include Bible readings, messages, prayers and beautiful music. THIS LINK will provide you with instructions of how to view the video presentations.
In response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Synod Office has produced a WEBPAGE to help churches and individuals responsibly and effectively navigate through these extraordinary circumstances. The page will be regularly updated as soon as new information comes to hand and alert updates will be posted to the Adelaide Anglicans Facebook page.
See what’s happening in the Parish
CONSERVATION APPEAL The National Trust of South Australia is joining with All Souls’ Parish in an Appeal for funds to enable restoration work to be undertaken. Your donations will hasten the commencement of work and assist the Parish to complete the project.
LGBTIQ Apology from Diocesan Synod
The shopping trolley at the entrance to the Church is for food donations that are delivered to the Magdalene Centre
Meets Tuesday morning 9.30 am at Coles Hall.
Contact Cynthia Wynn 8362 1532
Parishioners polish the church brass, arrange flowers and maintain the peaceful and prayerful atmosphere of the church.