LATEST NEWS

2 April 2020

As public restrictions tighten across the country, and especially in Victoria, we have been directed by our Diocese to keep our church doors locked. Regretfully this means that private prayer and devotion must cease in our church space for the time being. Those with responsibilities for cleaning and gardening who have keys may continue to fulfil their duties if they wish.

 

27 March 2020

Just a brief note to let you know about some helpful resources that have been made available.

 

First is the Epray Daily App. 

Very exciting news as this is what I’ve been using for Morning and Evening Prayer and it’s now free for everyone. This app brings together everything you need including the readings (you can choose NRSV or NIV translations) and is very user-friendly. Please contact me if you need help installing it or help with how to use it. This is the message below from Broughton Publishing:

 

The Epray Daily App is now available to everyone, and we strongly encourage parishes to make this known to their parishioners as an additional prayer tool for their use during these unsure and unsettling times. It is available for both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets. The new Android version that is coming will no longer ask for an app code, but if it still is, you can bypass this by using the code 9999.

 

The other resource that I encourage for those of you who seek a quality live-streamed service is from St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. This is a wonderful way for us to connect with our mother cathedral in this diocese. Click Here 

23 March 2020

As you are now aware, we have shifted into an unprecedented time, in general and in the history of our parish. Never before have we had to suspend worship services for a time in order to keep one another safe. But here we are. This brings a new challenge to all of us.  Read More

1 March 2020

The season of Lent calls us to ponder how we live our lives, what’s really important, how we spend our time and our energy. Lent is when we lay things down, to recover those things which should never have been forgotten. Lent is the season for spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical detox. Lent is the season to reboot. But we are not expected to face the challenge and “hard” work of deep and honest self-reflection alone. As a loving and faithful community we are here for each other - warts and all! With much happening in the world around us that has the potential to shake our sense of security and self-worth, we are increasingly needing to draw upon that deep well of healing, life-giving love that we experience through our life together in Christ - in times of worship as we seek God, in times of caring for one another as we serve with love, and in our prayerful living as we share our hope with those in spiritual need.

Effective 23 March 2020, these regular events are suspended until further notice

  • Sunday: 8.00am Eucharist

  • Sunday: 9.30am Eucharist with music

  • Sunday: 'Godzone' children's program during 9.30 service (during school term)

  • Wednesday: 10.00am Eucharist followed by morning tea and discussion

  • Friday: 9.30 - 11.30 Playgroup in hall (during school terms)

  • Friday: 12.00 noon 'Not Home Alone' group meets the 3rd Friday of each month for lunch at the Mountain View Hotel. 

STAY SAFE, STAY STRONG AND STAY CONNECTED

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present, and emerging.

The Anglican Parish of the Ascension, Burwood East

370 - 378 Blackburn Road

BURWOOD EAST

Victoria 3151

Australia

(Corner of Blackburn Road and Witchwood Crescent)

Commitment to Child Safety

 

At the Church of the Ascension we follow Christ in being a caring church welcoming of all, extending his love and invitation of new life. In ministry to children, young people, and vulnerable adults we are committed to providing an environment that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and supportive. This includes a culture of child-safety and of inclusivity for people of cultural and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, or any other specific group.

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