Tuesday at 1.30 pm sees the Craft Group crafties coming together for fellowship, conversation, and support with afternoon tea and handiwork.
The group provides quality items at reasonable prices for their stalls at Safeway in Middle Camberwell, the Annual Parish Fair and Christmas Market. Knitting and appliqué are favoured activities. great sustainable products also available.
Caritas and Mothers’ Union
The Caritas Group meets monthly, its focus being fellowship, prayer and social, in the context of Sharing God’s Love by Encouraging, Strengthening and Supporting Family Life. Most Caritas members are admitted to MU also. We are part of the 3.6 million members in more than 78 countries worldwide.
MU members are supporters of the Sacristy Guild, Servers, Flower Roster, Cleaning, Vestry, Craft group, Kinder grandparent as well as a number of other ways. The group donates wedding and Baptism folders and the St Luke’s Gospel for the newly baptized.
At each monthly meeting, a different member organizes the venue and activity for the night. It could be a discussion, video, speaker, dinner, movie etc. We organize a fundraising function each year with proceeds going to Mothers’ Union projects.
The Guild’s responsibilities include
- setting up for regular services
- setting up for special occasions – baptisms, weddings, and funerals
- stripping the church at Eastertide and Christmas
- obtaining and arranging the church flowers
- cleaning the church brass and candlesticks
- washing and ironing church linen
- ensuring the ongoing supply of candles, wine, and wafers
Over the years the Sacristan has taken on the responsibility of organising the church cleaning roster – dusting, sweeping and vacuuming.