Drouin Parish gets NEW Rector!

The Diocese and Drouin Parish is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Rector for Drouin with Rev. John Webster coming to Drouin with his wife Phillipa with his induction on Wednesday April 26th 7.30pm at Christ Church Drouin!

please make him welcome and see his BIO on our About Us – Ministry Team page link

from our Bishop, Richard

“I am delighted to join with all members of the Clergy Appointments Advisory Board for Drouin in announcing the appointment of John Webster as Rector. John and Phillippa’s journey to us in Gippsland has prepared them well for this new season of ministry, (see BIO)

These glad tidings have been a long time coming for the Parish and for the Diocese, and I want to thank and pay tribute to lay leaders, Lay Readers, and parish representatives on the CAAB for their faithful and fruitful ministries throughout this period. The Parish has also been superbly well served, guided and pastored by several Locum Priests – most recently Bruce Charles, and early on by Liam Matthews – both of whose ministries have been greatly appreciated by the Parish and by Archdeacon Sue and myself.
Other clergy of the Diocese, including Jim Connelly, Lloyd George, David Head, John Morgan, Christine Angus, and Brenda Burney have also assisted in times of need, and we are very grateful for such a sustained and generous team effort: itself testament to our sense of shared ministry and mission as Gippsland Anglicans.
John’s Induction will be held on Wednesday 26 April (observing the Feast of St Mark), at 7.30pm, and we look forward to welcoming him and Phillippa amongst us. In the meantime, thank you for your prayers for them and for the people of Drouin and Jindivick in this time of great anticipation.
Grace and peace,

Richard Treloar”

Lenten Reflections Study Groups from March 1st

Lenten Reflections Study Groups will commence from Wednesday, 1 March after the 10am service, with a second group to be held on Thursday evenings from 2 March at 7pm, Christ Church, Drouin.
Please register your name on the sheet in the gathering area for the study. Lenten Study material books are available for $10.95. If you do not wish to attend a study group, you may still purchase a book for personal study. Also Available in EPub – $9.50

The Crossing Drop In Centre Drouin Wednesday lunches

Beginning on Wednesday, 1 March, 2 course hot lunches will be served at The Crossing’ for a cost of $10. This continues on Wednesdays only, with
salad rolls, toasties and sausage rolls served on other days of the week. Take away frozen meals are available for $5.

They are seeking interested volunteers to join the team. As a church faith community we ask you to consider if you can spare some time to assist with retail book sales and cafe cooking and serving. Please make contact with them on 56252655 or drop in and see them!

Meditation Group and learning how to

The rector leads a small group in Meditation every 2nd Sunday after the service at Drouin from 11am, newcomers can be shown how to meditate in private sessions prior to joining -see Rev. Bruce for info.