The Rev’d Malcolm Dunnett was warmly welcomed as the new Rector of the Parish during the Service of Commissioning and Installation that took place at 7:00pm on 25th November, led by Bishop Ian Palmer. The Congregation included folk from near and far, including well-wishers from Mal’s previous Parish of Kooringal in Wagga Wagga. During the Service, parishioners presented Mal with symbols representing the Diocesan Marks of Mission and therefore, Mal’s ministry with us. Mal is is married to Rosemary and they have a daughter (aged 21) and two sons (aged 18 and 15) – with the two eldest living in Canberra.
We are pleased to announce that Mrs Ashleigh Bock has been appointed as the new Office Manager for Holy Trinity Orange Parish. We look forward to welcoming her to that position on 25th November 2014.
Please click on the link below to view the Bishop's letter.
A new Rector for the Parish
The Rev’d Malcolm Dunnett has been appointed as the Rector of Holy Trinity Parish. The Rev’d Malcolm comes to us from the Parish of Kooringal in Wagga Wagga, and comes with 23 years of ministry experience in a wide variety of parishes and other mission organisations across NSW. In addition to ministry in Australia he has been actively engaged in ministry in the Diocese of Ysabel, in the Solomon Islands, which is a diocese of the Church of Melanesia - in the Anglican Communion.
Father Mal writes:
“My passion is to see people grow in faith, to develop personal relationships with Christ and his body. I see it as vitally important that ministry is not confined to a building, but rather is seen through relationship in the community as much as in the church”.
Please keep Father Mal, his wife Rosie, and their family, in your prayers as they prepare for this move.
The Service of commissioning and installation will be in Holy Trinity at 7:00pm on Tuesday 25th November.
Following fresh discussion, the Saturday congregation has decided to return to its former worship time. Therefore:
beginning on Saturday 4th October, the Saturday Service will be at 5:30pm.
Please follow the link below to read the Bishop's letter.
Note that the additional documents referred to in the letter will be made available at the meeting on the 19th of July.
Please click on the link below to read the Bishop's letter.
Please click on the link below to read the Bishop's Pastoral Letter.
Bishop Ian has advised that retired priest, the Rev'd Ian Crooks, will act as Transitional Priest in the parish for 3 days per week, for 3 months, commencing on 1st June. Father Ian plans to be in the Parish on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and his wife, Margaret will also be here on some occasions.
Father Ian hopes to be invited into people’s homes for a meal - in order to learn more about the parish and its people. Possibly Friday night or Saturday lunch. “Low key and simple; no dessert, no late nights.”
On Saturday 26th April, as part of the farewell activities for Archdeacon Frank Hetherington, the Church Bells rang a 'full peal' between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. This involved both local and visiting bellringers and was conducted by the Chief Bellringer of Saint Andrew's Cathedral. This was the first time a 'full peal' was rung at Holy Trinity, and the occasion was enjoyed by many people from the local community.
On Sunday 27th, the church was filled for Archdeacon Hetherington's final Service in the Parish at which he preached. Bishop Ian Palmer was present, and presented the Archdeacon with a Bishop's Commendation immediately following the Farewell Liturgy.
The Farewell Luncheon was attended by approximately 260 people, during which speeches were made by the Bishop, local dignitaries and parishioners, and followed by presentations. One feature of the occasion was a colourful display of balloons depicting many stages in the life of Frank and Marilyn.
Whilst Archdeacon Hetherington and his wife, Marilyn, will be greatly missed in the Parish, the day's activities were seen as a very fitting celebration of their 14 years service here and of good wishes for their future.