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St Michael’s Remembers

Community, People, Social comment, View from the pew

This Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of armistice that led to the end of the First World War. An honour roll of 55 men who died during the war, with links to St Michael’s, is located on the northern wall of the church building. The roll includes first day enlistments,…

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Why call it good?

Community, News & Prayer, People, Uncategorized, View from the pew

As we approach this Easter, which will be my 89th, I share some thoughts with you… When I was a lot younger, even though I realised the significance of Good Friday, I couldn’t understand why it was called ‘Good’. But this short poem put it very clearly: Good Friday, why call it good, When on…

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AGM 2017 Summary

Church Governance, News & Prayer, People

The following were elected or appointed at our AGM on Monday 27th March 2017… Parish Wardens: David Pirie, Luke Thompson and Greg Engel; Auditor: Paul Vassallo; Parish Councillors: Rob Anderson, Lindsay Dunstan, Kade Lidden, Gavin Lowcock, Coolin Moodie, Nigel Macfarlaine, Allan Munroe, Samantha Wearing, Cat Williams; Cathedral Lay Canons: Lindsay Dunstan and Peter Kell (in addition to…

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Turning Out Kids

People, View from the pew

Children are a heritage from the LORD – Psalm 127:3 ‘What did you do to get your kids to turn out so well?’  I have often been asked this question by Christian parents I know who are genuinely concerned to raise their kids to know and love the Lord. Our kids are not perfect kids…

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An Easy English Congregation

Ministers' letters, Ministries, People

  Friends, Last Sunday was Vision Sunday at St Michael’s. We heard our vision and some of the exciting plans for 2017. This includes an Easy English Congregation, onsite, on late Sunday mornings. An Easy English Congregation is an exciting and significant next step for the ministry of the word and prayer at St Michael’s, continuing…

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Sing Praise Together

People, View from the pew

When I was asked if I would write for the ‘View from the Pew’ my immediate reaction was, “No way, I wouldn’t know what to say”. However this started a thought process of what is it that I love about church? Well, I love the people – they are the church. I love the children…

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Mission of the Month and Parish Council update

Announcements, Ministries, Missions, People

Mission Update – CMS In September, Mission of the Month giving is directed to CMS (Church Missionary Society). We continue to support these three wonderful sets of CMS link missionaries: Catherine Read, returning from student ministry in Ireland; Mal and Charissa Forrest in church pastoral work, Jordan; D & L, development work with students, East…

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View from the Pew – English Class Update

Community, Ministries, People

As many of you know, St Michael’s offers free English classes to people in our community. But what does a Tuesday morning of English classes look like? How does it remind me about God and encourage me in my faith? Each Tuesday a dedicated group from St Michael’s comes prepared to explain the Australian culture…

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ANZAC Syd Duchesne’s last letter home

Events, People, Social comment

Extract: Letter from Syd Duchesne to his parents from Mena Camp, Egypt After giving some news from the training camp, Syd explains he’s received a letter from Rita (a cousin, I presume, from context), dated Christmas Day. He continues… “She also told me that Aunt Ada wasn’t doing well and that Aunt thinks I shall…

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St Michael’s First ANZACs – Syd Duchesne

Community, People, Social comment

William Sydney Duchesne is one of 55 names listed on the Honour Board memorial in St Michael’s Wollongong, of those who gave their lives during World War One. Syd Duchesne died on the very first day of the Gallipoli landing, April 25, 1915. His parents lived in Crown St, Wollongong. His brother, George, also served…

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