Advent 1

The first Sunday of Advent takes the theme of Hope and as this year’s guest speakers are focusing on the Arts, Julie Almond spoke about her love of reading, opera and music and the part that Hope plays in them all. 

At the conclusion of the service, Elizabeth Westphalen spoke about the great contribution that Ruth Devine has made to All Souls Parish and presented her with a gift from the Parish. On behalf of her many friends, Elizabeth wished Ruth well as she returns to her roots in Sydney to be near her family. 

Following the service, the congregation moved outside to the car park where Julia blessed Mano and Nish de Mel’s new car.