Letter from the Rector of St Philip's about our response to COVID 19

Dear Friends,

Due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, there will be no church services or other gatherings at St Philip's until further notice.

We often hear the term 'unprecedented' in our media; it seems that for many of us the term now has some resonance. In this country in our lifetimes we have not experienced the issues we currently face with the spread of COVID19. Bishop Mark has written to the clergy advising that all church services and other gatherings throughout NSW and the ACT are to be suspended.

We are committed to the ongoing ministry and outreach of St Philip's. Whilst our worship services, aged care ministry, Pandora's, the Youth Group, Lenten Studies, Food4thought, Happy Hour, working bees, etc., will have to cease until further notice, over the coming weeks we will be looking at new and creative ways in which we can keep in touch and continue to be nurtured in our faith.

We need to plan for the possibility of these restrictions lasting several months. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to send me an email or call.

We'll endeavour to keep this website and our Facebook page up to date with current information.

Our weekly Pewsheet will continue and will be available on this website as usual. We will also email the Pewsheet each week to parishioners on our mailing list.

Blessings to you all

18 March 2020

St Philip's Anglican Church, corner Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602