Surfcoast Anglican Parish

Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet

Parish News

Music at St Lukes

The Musicians of the Great Ocean Road held another concert at St Luke's in Torquay on Sunday Afternoon 13 August 2023. The concert, called De Canto, was performed by group 8 singers. They performed 16 unaccompanied musical items, ranging from Renaissance Songs, Traditional Folk Songs, Poems set to Music to Contemporary and Popular Songs. The audience, which filled St Luke's, was treated to a wonderful musical experience.

A Bach Violin Concert was held in St Lukes Church in Torquay on Sunday afternoon the 18th June. Violinist Olivier Bonnici performed twelve violin Sonatas and Partitas by Bach, much to the delight of the audience present.
The concert was the second of a series of concerts being held at St Lukes by the local group, "Musicians of the Great Ocean Road". Details of the next two concerts are shown below

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Baptisms and Confirmation

Bishop Brad Billings visited St Lukes in Torquay for a combined Parish Service on Sunday 18th June. Father Irwin stepped in for an ill Rev'd Sharon to baptise three young people into the Christian Faith. Bishop Brad then confirmed another. The church was filled to overflowing with the families of the candidates and parishioners from the two parish centres.


Parish Easter FĂȘte

Surfcoast Anglican Parish held its annual Parish Fête on Saturday 15th April at St Luke's in Torquay. The weather forecast was ominous but the rain held off until the Fête concluded after midday. As usual there were loads of home made produce, the Op Shop, face painting for children, 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 $5778 for the Parish's Ramp Project.
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.

Easter Sunrise Service

The Easter Sunrise Service was held again this year by the Combined Torquay Christian Churches on Easter Sunday 9 April at Torquay's Cosy Corner. Despite the cold and showery weather the service was well attended. Local church leaders read the Gospel accounts of Jesus' resurrection, prayers were given and songs were sung. Rev'd Sharon delivered an excellent sermon outlining the the events of the first Easter morning. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Carols By The Sea

Carols by the Sea was held again this year by the Combined Torquay Christian Churches on Saturday 17 December on the Torquay Common. The event was very well attended with a capacity crowd. Local church leaders read the Gospel accounts of Jesus' birth and carols were sung.

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