COVID-19 Regulations: Update August 2020
6th of August 2020
Feast of the Transfiguration
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The State Government Regulations providing protection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to a 'Level 3 lockdown' for regional Victoria.
This means that, until further notice, our church buildings will be closed, and no Public Worship Services will be celebrated.
We return to worshipping God safely in our own homes knowing that, in all times, and in all places, God is with us. As we journey through this second 'lockdown', please keep your community in your prayers, and remember to stay in regular telephone contact with others.
The Parish will continue to resource home prayers weekly: if you would like to receive these resources, and are not already on our list, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish.
The following Anglican Parishes are also offering weekly online worship options, which you might like to log into: St Matthew’s Albury, Christ Church Brunswick, St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, Christ Church St Laurence, Christ Church South Yarra.
Remember: we never walk alone in this world, for, in the Spirit, God is always with us, speaking soft words of wisdom and of hope, and perhaps in the beauty of a sunset, or in the call of birdsong at dawn, reminding us that, whilst there are times of darkness in this world, God’s pattern for all creation is always to work towards bringing forth light, and life anew.
When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
‘Get up and do not be afraid.’ - Matthew 17.6-7
Blessings and prayers for the journey ahead.
The Rev’d Canon Thomas Leslie, Parish Priest
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.
“ 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.
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
or by mail at PO Box 337, Canterbury VIC 3126.