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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Gathered Worship to begin on Sunday 19 July

We are well placed - July 5

We are well placed - July 5

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4 July, 2020

When I was at High School, I remember a thing called the Metre ruler. It was meant to be used for drawing straight lines on Chalkboards. This Metre ruler was also regularly used for a purpose it was not designed; ensuring physical distancing between amorous teenagers. In these circumstances, this implement was useful in creating distance and ensuring compliance.

It is curious to me that I am now observing a similar artifact entering use in our churches. It is 50 cm longer but similarly effective in ensuring compliance with distancing requirements.

At St David's, we are committed to playing our part towards further easing of restrictions. This commitment means doing what we can to comply with the current Queensland Government Health directives as they apply to us. As we move towards Gathered worship, the wardens and I ask that if you choose to come to gathered worship, you will willingly comply with these guidelines.

In the next week, the wardens and I will prepare detailed correspondence regarding our planned return to offer gathered worship in St David's during July. This letter will be informed by the most recent Government Health Directive and our industry approved plan. We continue to follow our plan to move towards providing gathered worship from 19 July.

In summary, we intend on beginning with one service on Sunday morning and one service on Wednesday morning. The maximum number of people who can attend will be 50. We will be required to maintain strict physical distancing (hence the introduction of the newly improved Metre Ruler). Other health directives we will need to follow include;

- no handshaking, hugging or kissing

- registration to attend

- individual seating that is separated by 1.5 m (unless you are with people from the same household)

- no queuing at the entrance

- following the guidance of appointed COVID safety wardens

- electronic donation options only

We remain aware that even when we can return to gathered worship, many will remain at risk. We are taking a cautious step by step approach, so what we start we can continue.

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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4 July, 2020

We are well placed - July 5

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27 June, 2020

We are well placed - June 28

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