Welcome to

Beechworth Anglican Parish

 

Christ Church St Peter & St Paul Beechworth

with St Jude's Eldorado

 

Tradition, Hospitality, Openness

 

The Anglican Parish of Beechworth is a friendly Anglo-Catholic Parish in the beautiful North-East region of Victoria.

In worship, in prayer, and in our daily lives we seek to live out the message of Jesus: of a God of generous and all-encompassing Love for all people.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, experience, language, gender, sexuality, creed, or uncertainty,

you are welcome to join us,

as together we learn to be God's people. 

COVID-19 Update: Worship Services Continue

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The State Government Regulations providing protection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic presently permit the celebration of limited Public Worship in Church buildings.
We are celebrating the following regular worship services, with numbers of attendance limited to allowances under the 4 sq metre rule.
Christ Church Beechworth
(Maximum attendance 50)
Sundays 9.00am Parish Eucharist
Wednesdays 10am Weekday Eucharist
St Jude's Eldorado
(Maximum attendance 14)
Sundays 11.00am Divine Worship

As our Bishop has affirmed in his recent correspondence with Clergy and Parish Wardens, the following mandated COVID-Safe precautions are to be observed:

  • Masks are to be worn by all in attendance, and are only permitted to be removed if leading the liturgy or for public speaking.

  • 1.5m distancing must be observed at all times, including the use of distancing markings outside doorways/entrances.

  • Hand Sanitiser is to be made available for the use of attendees.  Clergy are to observe strict hand sanitisation protocols, including the frequent use of sanitiser.

  • A Register of Attendance, via a QR code or sign in sheet, recording the name and contact phone number of each congregation member, is to be completed for each service.  This is to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a member of the congregation should test positive for COVID-19, those who have been in recent contact with them may be advised.

  • The service sheets in both centres will consist of laminated sheets, which will be cleansed before and after use. Pew Bulletins / Reading Sheets will also be issued: please take the bulletins home with you after each service.

  • A  Safety Warden has been rostered for each service. These will be in charge of Welcoming, maintaining the Register of Attendance for each service, and overseeing cleaning after each service.

  • Maintain the social distancing rule of 4sqm (1.5 m). Allocated places where people may sit have been marked.

  • Holy Communion will only be in one kind (bread): the wine will be consumed by the Priest on behalf of the people. The bread will be placed into the hands, not onto the tongue.

  • Communion will be brought to you in your seat, to minimise movement of persons.

  • There is to be no shaking of hands, or other physical contact, at any time during the service.

  • The Offertory Plate will be placed strategically for people to place their offerings in it upon arrival or departure.

  • No singing will occur. Singing projects water droplets from the mouth, thus increasing potential risk.

  • No Morning Tea, catering, or congregating will follow any service.

  • Services will be kept short (longer exposure increases the risk). Arrangements will allow for 1 hour between services, to give ample time for cleaning.

  • Churches will only be open for timetabled services, not for private prayer.

We will also continue to provide resources to all our parish households for those who wish to, or need to, remain worshiping safely at home. If, for whatever reason, you would prefer to remain worshiping at home please let the Parish know, so that this can be included in our calculations, and so that we can best resource you to maintain your prayer life in these difficult times.
Blessings and prayers for the journey ahead.
The Parish Council

HO

PE

“ This is the message we have heard and proclaim to you, that God is light; and in him there is no darkness...”  [1 John 1:5]

Parish Mission Statement

Inspired by God’s Love, through worship, prayer, and scriptural reflection,
we seek to live out our Christ-centred values
by meeting the needs of our communities
through serving and accepting others.

PRAY

REGULAR SERVICE TIMES

Christ Church Beechworth

Sundays 9.00am Sung Parish Eucharist

 

Tuesdays 4.30—5.30pm Hour of Silent Prayer

(during Winter months: 3pm - 4pm)

Wednesdays 10.00am Midweek Eucharist

 

St Jude's Eldorado

Sundays 11.00am Divine Worship

1st & 3rd Sundays Holy Communion

2nd & 4th Sundays Morning Prayer

A SAFE CHURCH

The Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta, including all ministry units within the Diocese, has a zero tolerance for abuse. We believe that all people, including children and vulnerable adults, have the right to be respected and valued and to feel emotionally, physically and spiritually safe at all times. We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, welcoming and positive environment for children and adults from all backgrounds.

If you have experienced or suspect abuse you can report it to the Director of Professional Standards on 1800 377 842 (1800 DPSVIC).
The Director of Professional Standards can also be contacted by email professionalstandards@wangaratta-anglican.org.au 

or by mail at PO Box 337, Canterbury VIC 3126. 

Part of The Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta
Beechworth Anglican Church
 

ph: 03 5728 2672

beechworthanglican@gmail.com

27 Ford Street 

Beechworth VIC 3747

Australia

 

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