In the community

Holy Trinity Retirement Village

Holy Trinity Retirement Village is situated in the grounds of the Church. It comprises seven 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units, all set in established gardens. The village is owned by the Anglican Property Trust - Diocese of Bathurst. All units are currently occupied but a waiting list is kept - please contact the Church office for an application to be placed on the waiting list.

Court Support

The contact person for Court Support is Jenny Dedoncker.

Kathy Cummins & Bruce Cox

Kathy Cummins and Bruce Cox are helping spread the Gospel in Cameroon.

Meals on Wheels

Currently in need of a new contact person.

Religious Education in Schools

Each week the state schools in Orange and district have a 30 minute allocation for Religious Education for their students.The church groups provide teachers authorised by their minister who go into the schools and teach individual classes, or in some cases, group seminar sessions, using a set curriculum with material purchased by the Ministers' Association. Children are taught in their home classes and often the class teacher remains in the room and assists in supervision. This year Holy Trinity has provided five teachers who teach in eleven classes and one seminar session. Anyone who would like to assist in this ministry should see Father Frank. (See also Children and Youth)

Services in Aged Care Facilities

Services of Holy Communion are provided to the following aged care facilities.
  • St Francis Aged Care, 2nd and 4th Mondays - 10:30am
  • Cherrywood Grove Nursing Centre, 2nd and 4th Thursdays 11:00am
  • Calare Nursing Home, 1st and 3rd Thursdays 11:00am
  • Wontama Homes, 4th Friday 9:30am Chapel; 10:00am Berrilee(Please note that the Wontama service is suspended until further notice due to staffing issues)

The Company of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

For many years, the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd served the western parts of this diocese, and other brotherhoods ministered in isolated inland parts. Both clergy and lay people served sacrificially and faithfully, often against great difficulties and hardships. When the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd ceased to operate in the 1980s, funds that had been accumulated down the years were invested in a company managed by a board of Directors and allocations made to support the work in western parishes.

The Company of the Good Shepherd continues the work of the Brotherhood. This group of men and women are ordained, lay, married or single, who make a commitment to ministry in Trundle, Condobolin, Warren, Nyngan, Cobar, Bourke and Brewarrina. Most are part time appointments. They provide the ministry of the Word, Sacrament and Pastoral care, and meet regularly for ongoing support. The assistant Bishop, John Stead, is the Principal. These communities have suffered enormously through drought. Now some are enjoying widespread flooding with the promise of agricultural renewal. In others, like Warren and Bourke, there have been enormous movements of people out of the towns and districts, with a resultant diminishment of town services.

Costs are high, with long distances to small centres, villages and properties, where relentless heat is part of everyday life. That makes ministry of the church even more important. The CGS is one of the mission agencies that we are encouraged to support by the Diocesan Synod.