Surfcoast Anglican Parish

Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet
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Parish News

Parish Op Shop Half Price Sale and BBQ

The Op Shop sale and Sausage Sizzle went really well today with a steady stream of visitors, locals and the St Luke’s community enjoying the sunshine, bargains and the BBQ.
Many thanks to Jill and volunteers who made $750 in Op Shop sales. With the BBQ adding another $300 (less costs), totalling around $1,000 for the morning. 
Well done Philip, Jessica, Alistair, Bronwyn, Kaye and Irwin for setting up, cooking and serving. 
Thank you too to others who were there to support and enjoy our Op Shop and Sausage Sizzle event. 
It was wonderful to receive free loaves from Bakers Delight, following up a suggestion from Barbara, and to have the Bell’s marquee in case of rain.

Parish Easter FĂȘte

Surfcoast Anglican Parish held its annual Parish Fête on Saturday 23rd April at St Luke's in Torquay. Our usual Summer Fête has now been rescheduled to run on Saturday after Easter. As usual there were loads of home made produce, the Op Shop, great BBQ'ed sausages, cup cakes, a coffee kart, wooden toys, craftwork and lots of plants. Members of the Parish and the Op Shop volunteers once again all worked together, and had fun, making for another memorable Fête.
This year the fête raised $6520 for the Parish.
Thank you to everyone for your hard work before and on Fête Day. Thanks also to all the members of the public who came to support us and opened their purses and wallets.

World Day of Prayer

Surfcoast Anglican Parish hosted the local 2022 World Day of Prayer Service at St Luke's in Torquay on Friday 4th March. The theme was "I know the plans I have for you". Members of Torquay's different denominations came together for the service.

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Parish Thanksgiving Service, Morning Tea, Parish Lunch and Book Launch

Surfcoast Anglican Parish held a Thanksgiving Service, Morning Tea, Parish Lunch and Book Launch on Sunday 15 August. A combined Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Luke's, followed by a morning tea in the hall where parish memorabilia was available for perusal. This was followed by a Parish Lunch at the Kithbrooke Retirement Village, where Norma Morrison's book of the Parish's History was launched. The whole day had to be organised around COVID restrictions, not an easy task! We were blessed to have been given a window of opportunity between lockdowns to be able to hold the day. Thanks to all those who "worked front of house" and "those who worked behind the scenes" to make the day the success it was.

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