St David's Anglican Church Chelmer Graceville

Finding ways of moving closer to God and each other that lead to abundant life!

This phrase seems to name the most pressing task for us as a faith community at this time. This website provides one way in which we seek to use all that we have for this purpose. At its heart is our desire to be a community committed to vital and life giving relationships with all that are shaped by knowing God in Jesus Christ.

St David's Chelmer is glad to share in this partnership with the people of Crows Nest Anglican Parish.

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Funeral - Michael Hill

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Gathered Worship each Sunday and Wednesday at 9.30 am

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4 October, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Register for Sunday Worship Service

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In line with the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions our parish has signed up to the Industry Plan for Places of Worship. The Industry Plan is now the only way a church may offer gathered worship in any form. As part of this commitment we are following carefully the Health Directives provided by the State Government. We are requesting that you register to attend the Sunday Worship Service by 10am on Friday to allow us opportunity to ensure that we do not exceed our maximum of 40 persons attending the service.

We would request that all individuals must stay away if feeling unwell, even if mildly so. Please if your fall in the vulunerable category we would also ask that you consider remaining at home and avoid contact with others.

We are setting in place several changes taht will assist us in complying with the Industry Plan. These include:

- The current maximum congregation of 40

- There are 40 individual chairs appropriately distanced in the nave of the church. People living in the same household can sit together.

- All liturgy and hymn lyrics will be displayed on the screens although singing is now allowed.

- Maintain Physical Distancing of 1.5m to the extent possible. This means we are to avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting, farewell or during the greeting of peace.

- Practice good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitiser before entering the church.

- Please avoid queuing or crowding at the church entrance.

We appreciate that our worship services will look very different from the worship services pre-COVID. We ask that you be patience with us as we work through these restrictions.

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7 October, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Register for St David's Midweek Service

In line with the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions our parish has signed up to the Industry Plan for Places of Worship. The Industry Plan is now the only way a church may offer gathered worship in any form. As part of this commitment we are following carefully the Health Directives provided by the State Government. We are requesting that you register to attend the Wednesday Church Service by 10am on Tuesday to allow us opportunity to ensure that we do not exceed our maximum of 40 persons attending the service.

We would request that all individuals must stay away if feeling unwell, even if mildly so. Please if your fall in the vulunerable category we would also ask that you consider remaining at home and avoid contact with others.

We are setting in place several changes that will assist us in complying with the Industry Plan. These include:

- The current maximum congregation of 40.

- There are 40 individual chairs appropriately distanced in the nave of the church. People living in the same household can sit together.

- All liturgy and hymn lyrics will be displayed on the screens although singing is now allowed.

- Maintain Physical Distancing of 1.5m to the extent possible. This means we are to avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting, farewell or during the greeting of peace.

- Practice good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitiser before entering the church.

- Please avoid queuing or crowding at the church entrance.

We appreciate that our worship services will look very different from the worship services pre-COVID. We ask that you be patience with us as we work through these restrictions.

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We are well placed 30 August

To be loved is to be fully known and to fully belong!

This thought has been an abiding theme of mine for the last few months. Some of you will recognise this theme in what you have heard me say, particularly in my preaching. In the past couple of weeks, it has also carried me through the death of my father. After being affected by Vascular dementia for some years, my father died on the 13 August. We were blessed to be able to farewell him as family and friends in St John's Cathedral on Wednesday 19 August.  

Thank you for your generous expressions of love and support towards my family and me at this time. We have received many expressions of condolence through phone calls, cards and flowers. I was grateful to those who were able to join us at the funeral as well. I am deeply blessed to be a part of a church in which I experience God's love through others. Through this period, I have had a tangible sense of what we sometimes described as "The peace of God that passes all understanding."

Following the funeral, I have been able to take some time off. There was such busyness before and around the funeral that it was clear that I would need some time to stop before returning to work. I told the wardens "I would listen to my body" to see what I needed to support my well being before returning to work. It appears that my body has spoken and I am going to take a little more personal leave before returning to duties. At this stage, this means that I will not be taking services this Sunday. I remain grateful to The Rev'd Sarah Plowman for stepping in once more. I am also blessed by the support of the administrative and ministry team at St David's to keep things moving along at this time.

When I return in the next week, I am keen to listen carefully to the body, which is our church. We have spent much of the last year just doing what was needed in uncertain circumstances. With so much uncertainty choosing what to do is not much more than gut instinct. I think it is time that we listen deeply to God and each other as we wonder how God might be leading us in the months and years ahead; this includes helping each other to be fully known and to belong fully. In this way, we can move closer to God and each other for an abundant life.

God's Peace

Michael

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Anglican Parish of Crows Nest

The parish of Crows Nest is situated just North of Toowoomba in the Western region of the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. In 2019 Crows Nest and Chelmer Anglican Churches enter into a partnership to explore how we might share in ministry together. It is a journey of exploration into how God might be calling us to be church now and into the future.

Through this page you can find information about the life and ministry of Crows Nest parish that invites you to join us in moving closer in whatever ways we can.

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