UPDATE 27 June 2020 – COVID-19 Safe Return to Church
We are recommending public worship with and 8:30am service beginning this Sunday, June 28. Unfortunately numbers are limited. Please ring the Parish if you’d like to attend.
The first Sunday Memorial Service will recommence on July 4 in the church. Please let the office know if you plan to attend.
The 10:00am Wednesday service will recommence after the school holidays – July 15. This is our regular healing service.
UPDATE 19 June 2020 – COVID-19 Safe & Return to Church
The State Government’s Guidelines for Churches and the Industry COVID Safe Plan for Places of Worship have been released. Both documents provide a broad range of considerations, actions, changes and responsibilities to be put in place for worship to resume.
In order to properly assess our ability to meet all those requirements and to ensure the safety of our parishioners, the Parish Council and a small number of others are running a trial on Sunday 21 June.
Our goal is to return to worship within agreed guidelines with as many members of our parish as possible, as soon as possible.
There are far too many guidelines and rules to list in a pew bulletin but rest assured Parish Council is working through every last one of them!
However, we would encourage vulnerable members of our Church to remain at home for now to ensure your safety as we transition to normal services in the future. Legislation & rules during this recovery period are dynamic; we intend to keep you as informed as possible. More communications will be available in coming weeks.
If you have any questions could you direct them to the Covid Warden, Daniel Aspinall – his email address via the Office or from our Pew Bulletin.
There will be no Zoom meetings after the Church services in this next phase of preparing to return Covid Safe to Church
COVID – 19 20th March 2020: You will no doubt have seen on the news that the Archbishop and Bishops have, in consultation with other diocesan leaders and with regard to developments elsewhere in Australia, and having regard for the well-being of our older, more vulnerable parishioners, decided that from Monday March 23, public worship will be put on hold until further notice. We will be doing all that we can to provide spiritual support during this time and will provide further details as things change. Please keep safe, care for each other and continue to trust in God who will see us through this time.
The church will not be open at various times. When this is all over we will celebrate resurrection and new life with great joy.
The South East QLD Anglican Church information may be found on this link: https://anglicanchurchsq.org.au/covid/
Government information may be found at: Australian Government Department of Health
WHO information may be found at: World Health Organization
Pastoral Letter 3rd April 2020
St Augustine’s will no longer be able to accept items for our Jumble Sale until further notice. Stay safe and we look forward to your continued support in the future. We will let you know when we can accept items again. If you have any concerns please contact our Office. Thank you.
Important information for Parishioners
The Church and Columbarium are closed – including for private prayer.
The Church grounds are closed excepting necessary traversing with 1.5m distancing and Government regulations on numbers.
Weddings and Funerals as per current Government regulations – 10 people for funerals, 5 for weddings, with 1.5m distancing observed and no contact from anyone who has traveled or had COVID-19, or experienced flu like symptoms – refer Government details for current status.
Sunday services will continue at 8:30am without a congregation and will be live-streamed by Facebook Live and uploaded to YouTube afterwards. At 8:00am each morning with the exception of Sunday, I (Marian) or a member of the congregation will say Morning Prayer. Please join in by saying Morning Prayer at home at the same time.
These details may change without immediate notice – please check with our Office and Pew Bulletin. We will make good effort to keep information on our website updated.
For those who wish to contact one another with online video, there are several options such as Cisco Webex, Zoom.us, Google Hangouts and other services. We encourage you to phone one another during this time. Over time we will engage people by phone, video calls and email.