Update 22 Nov

Good morning friends,

I wanted to let you know that our former Formation Student, Grahame, has just been informed that he will be ordained Deacon on February 23rd next year at the cathedral. Praise the Lord! His placement for next year hasn’t been finalised so he doesn’t know yet which parish he will be at, but I’m sure you agree that he will be a blessing to them.

Here is a prayer from the Ordinal:

Almighty God, giver of all that is good,
by your Holy Spirit you have appointed
various orders of ministry in your church.
Bless Grahame now called to the order of deacons.
So fill him with your truth, and clothe him with holiness,
that he may faithfully serve to the glory of your name
and the benefit of your Church.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

More good news: ten beautiful bags packed to the brim with toiletries, sanitary products, treats and love from the parish have been delivered to ‘Share the Dignity’: well done, everyone who donated!

Are you going to be alone on Christmas Day, or do you know someone who is- or someone who is struggling financially? This email came today:

The Joondalup Christmas Lunch provides a safe, welcoming and festive place to be on Christmas Day for those who are isolated or find themselves in financial stress.
Set amongst beautiful Central Park, guests are treated to a delicious lunch with dessert, live entertainment and fellowship with local volunteers.
The event is free and bookings encouraged, though walk ins on the day are welcome.
The event is smoke and alcohol free, wheelchair accessible and guide dogs welcome.
Information and Bookings – Joondalup Christmas Lunch  or 0466 252 076
December 25 / Central Park – Corner Grand Boulevard & Collier Pass, Joondalup / 11.30am
The Joondalup Christmas Lunch currently has a committee member volunteer role vacancy, please be in touch if you are interested. Please pass on this information to anyone who may be interested.

Anouck Van Dyck
Joondalup Christmas Lunch
2012 & 2022 Recipient, Australia Day Active Citizenship Award – Community Event

God bless,


The Reverend Lorna A M Green