Bishop Ian's Pastoral letter dated 27th May, 2014
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.
The time for the Vigil
Eucharist service on Saturday will change from 5.30 PM to 5PM, commencing Saturday June 28th.
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.
The latest chapter in the restoration of Holy Trinity Church, Orange has just been completed. This involved extensive work in the sanctuary, including replacing the northern side of the roof, re-plastering of the internal walls, repainting, and restoration of timber panelling on the western wall.
end of March, the Parish embarked on a “Talents Festival”.
parishioners were each given $10 as a symbol of the gifts that God has given
them. Further, they have been encouraged to reflect on their individual
gifts or talents, and to use them to increase their $10 for the glory of God.
the monetary increase will be a gift in itself, it is hoped that this will be a
growing/learning experience for all involved.
The Talents Festival will conclude on Pentecost
Sunday (June 8th) with a celebration of our all our gifts, and the
fruits that have emerged during the times of Worship that week-end.
This Service takes place at 10:30am each Sunday – in the Parish Memorial Hall
The service is particularly planned with children in mind and includes:
- bible readings,
- story time,
- singing and prayer – all in a relaxed atmosphere.
The service is followed by Morning Tea in the Hall.
All ages are welcome
The last Family Service (10:30@HTO) for
this year will be
Holy Communion Service on Sunday, December
15, which will be followed by a simple lunch, and games in the church
10:30@HTO will recommence on Sunday,
February 2, 2014.
Pizza Church is a time when families can meet and share around a table with food and
fellowship and to ask questions in an environment that is friendly and life forming.
Why not come and join us?
When: Friday 26th July
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Where: Holy Trinity Parish Centre
Please RSVP by Monday 22nd July
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