Week beginning 17 May 2020

St Dunstan's Anglican Church Camberwell

Weekly Electronic Notices 

Service (WENS)

Week beginning 17 May 2020-No 64

  • Happy St Dunstan’s Day! A big thank you to Bishop Genieve, Vicar Roberta, Ama, Max and Stuart who made the magic happen today.
  • We celebrated our Patronal Festival today with Bishop Genieve Blackwell in attendance. We had some technical glitches so apologies to everyone who couldn’t hear various parts of the service. The good news is that Bishop Genieve’s sermon is attached for your reading pleasure. 
  • Vicar Roberta, as part of our St Dunstans day celebrations, has invited us to make a coloured paper/cardboard heart and write on it something you love about the community of St Dunstans.  Please post them in to Roberta or pop it in the vicarage letterbox and Roberta will do something very celebratory with them once we are able to come together as a parish community. In the mean time, Roberta will post some pictures of the various comments on social media for you to enjoy. 
  • Church will be open for prayer but you will need to sign in and let Vicar Roberta know in advance.
  • Morning prayer will recommence on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.10am.
  • A message from Chris Forte regarding Jams and Chutney for sale.

 A few of us have been keeping busy during this time of isolation by making jams and chutneys.

We therefore have a limited numbers available for sale, with all funds going into our yearly fundraising efforts – every bit helps! 

Below is a list of what is available and it will be first come first served. I am happy to deliver them and either collect money to pass on for banking or if you wish to deposit directly please let me know and I’ll provide banking details. 

They are $7 each.

Available stock:


Apricot jam – apricots from church garden patch tree!

Strawberry Jam

Rhubarb & Orange Jam

Peaches, Pineapple & Passionfruit Jam

Apricot & Pineapple Jam

Plum & Raspberry Jam

Jumbleberry Jam (Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry)

Mango & Ginger Jam


Tomato & Garlic Chutney

Piccalilly – great with cheese- very yummy!

Green tomato pickles

Mango & ginger Chutney

Green Tomato marmalade – great with cheese, add to cheese platters.

In addition, Mary Brooker has some of her famous tomato sauce available. $7 for a small jar – $10 large. Please email me and I’ll do my best to give you your choice. Some stocks are very low, so don’t delay!

Chris Forte


  • Please continue to pray for each other from our Parish Prayer List:

#ThyKingdomCome under Lockdown: 

New song plus ideas for Individuals

 We are excited to release the new anthem for TKC 2020 plus ways everyone can be involved

New song for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come

 from worship leader, Pete James 

This year we are pleased to announce a new anthem for Thy Kingdom Come, sung by worship leader, Pete James, who gave us the beautiful song – Your Kingdom Come in 2018. 

The new song, Thy Kingdom Come, is set to the melody of Tell Out My Soul and we pray this song is a blessing to churches in this season.

To download the lyric video video or the music score visit here.

Also tune in to our Facebook page tomorrow 13th May 3pm BST to hear from Pete James live as he shares about the new song, worship in the home and leads us in song. 

5 ways to take part in #ThyKingdomCome for Individuals

1. The Prayer Journal*

Why not download this year’s prayer journal featuring Charlie Mackesy’s beautiful illustration of ‘the Prodigal Son’ on the front cover?  Full of beautiful reflections, Bible readings & prayers, it also includes an ‘action’ section – with ideas of how to care for those you are praying for.   

2. Prayer and Care 

Order this prayer and care pack filled with prayer resources, goodies and creative ways to pray during the 11 days.

It also includes a number of ideas of how you can demonstrate the love and care of Christ for those you are praying for during Thy Kingdom Come, or even as a witness to your wider community.

3. Journey with Mary*

Download this beautiful devotional journeying with Mary, from the Ascension to Pentecost, praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

4. Pray for 5!

Praying for 5 people to come to know the love of Christ, is at the heart of Thy Kingdom Come. We shared a few ideas in the last mailing, but there are also plenty of ideas here!

5. The App 

This year’s app will be available in the next few days. The award-winning app is full of the daily videos, Bible readings, reflections, podcasts from Professor NT Wright and a special section for your ‘Pray for 5’.  Watch this space for more information.

*All resources for delivery can be ordered here.

 Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

Psalm 147: 1

The NewsStand 7 – 13 May

The May edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) is available in various formats for reading online and printing. Please click here. The Prayer Diary has not been included within the pages of TMA this month, but can be found here

Dear all,

The NewsStand is now live on TMA‘s website. We’d be grateful if you could share it through your networks using the link http://tma.melbourneanglican.org.au/newsstand

In this week’s edition:

• Online rally, multi-faith service, to replace cancelled student climate march

• Ten things I wish others knew about crisis before trying to offer support

• Bishop retires again but his helping hand knows no rest

• PNG’s Primate, Archbishop Allan Migi, resigns due to ill-health

• Re-imagining a better kind of society

• British churches must stay closed until July

• The Archbishop of Canterbury on VE Day

• WCC’s work for peace receives highest Korean honour

• Funding opportunities for Christian women through Anglican Deaconess Ministries

• VE Day 75: From the Church Times archive — ‘The Nation Gives Thanks’

Best wishes,

Anglican Media Melbourne

Click here for The NewsStand

In this week’s update, Archbishop Philip Freier reflects on adversity and growth. 

Angles on Science, Faith and Culture is a new podcast from the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and ISCAST (Christians in Science and Technology), hosted by Anglican priest and director of ISCAST Dr Chris Mulherin.

This month we’re talking about what Christians might broadly describe as “creation care”, and the concept of responsible dominion. Chris is joined by zoologist and ecologist at La Trobe University Professor Michael Clarke, creation care advocate at Interserve Australia Katherine Shields, environmental scientist and senior advisor at the World Nuclear Association Ian Hore-Lacy, and Archbishop of Melbourne Dr Philip Freier.

The podcast is now available by searching for Angles on Science, Faith and Culture on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts, or click here to  go to the website and follow the links

In this month’s TMA

See what news, features, viewpoints, reviews and other articles of interest are in this month’s edition.