Week beginning 24 May 2020

St Dunstan's Anglican Church Camberwell

Weekly Electronic Notices 

Service (WENS)

Week beginning 24 May 2020-No 65

  • Parish Council met via Zoom last Thursday. Attached is a report to Parish following that meeting.
  • As a result of Covid19 provisions, we need people to go on a roster to assist with cleaning and disinfecting church premises as a matter of priority. It’s not an onerous task if shared. Bev Guar is drawing up a roster and would love to hear from you. Please contact gruarbeverley@gmail.com if you can help. 
  • Whilst we are not permitted to have social gatherings of any type, we do need the connection with one another and one means of doing this is to gather at a specific time via the Zoom App. 

The first session for this is planned for next Sunday 31st of May at 11.45 AM after the live streamed service at 9:30 am. Our virtual morning tea! 

If you would like to join us, please download the Zoom app which is free and a link will be sent to you via email which will enable you to join the meeting on the day. Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit and have a virtual face-to-face chat with fellow parishioners.

  • Church will be open for prayer but you will need to sign in and let Vicar Roberta know in advance.
  • Morning prayer will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.10am. Please join us if you are able. Appropriate  physical distancing rules will apply. 
  • Trevor Blake is also facilitating Morning Prayer via Zoom each Tuesday and Thursday with a small group. If you are interested in joining that group you will need to download the free Zoom app on your computer, iPad or smart phone. If you would like to join please contact Trevor at blakeandtaylor@gmail.com
  • 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. Roberta has already shared some beautiful hearts people have sent in on our Facebook page. 
  • 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:

The NewsStand 21 – 27 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,

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In this week’s edition:

• Saying our ‘Amen’: The role of faithful people at a time of crisis and opportunity

• Love simply has to be shared: that’s why we miss each other

• Prayer for Christian unity prepares the way for Pentecost

• Resources and prayers from National Reconciliation Week

• A pilgrimage for Pentecost – prayers and images by Michael McGirr

• Christos Tsiolkas in conversation: Five years among the slaves

• London’s St Paul’s Cathedral launches virtual book of remembrance for UK COVID-19 victims

• Trump declares places of worship ‘essential’, setting up standoff with US governors

• Don’t let the weak go to the wall again

• The importance of connections

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