During yesterday’s (January 11th) morning Services at Holy Trinity, Bishop Ian Palmer announced that, on the 4th of March, Canon Margaret Finlay will be retiring from her role as Associate Priest in the Parish, bringing to a close just over 5 years in this part-time position. Margaret has played an integral role in both the Parish and the Diocese during this time and she will be sorely missed.
Bishop Ian was pleased to confirm that Margaret has accepted his invitation to continue in her Diocesan role as the Cabonne Regional Ministry Co-ordinator until the meeting of Synod in September this year.
We at Holy Trinity Orange wish Margaret much happiness and good health in her retirement and are very pleased to hear that she plans to remain in Orange.
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.
Christmas Eve, December 24th;
Holy Trinity 6.00PM: Christmas Pageant
11.00PM: "Mid-night" Service
Borenore 8.00PM: Holy Communion
Christmas Day, December 25th;
Holy Trinity 7.30AM: Holy Communion
9.30AM: Holy Communion
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.