eBulletin No 99.  25 February 2024

Parish Details
Parish Priest: Fr John Ward 0400 452 426, priest@kalamundaanglicans.org.au; day off - Friday
Assistant Curate: Fr Grahame Bowland 0433 317 142‬, revdgrahame@kalamundaanglicans.org.au; In the Parish: Thursday- Sunday. 

Parish Council
Wardens: Bev Downing (Treasurer) 0488 510 452‬, Diane Milne 0448 116 905, Tracey Jones 0413 402 556
Council Secretary: Lin Robins
Councillors: Glenda Apted, Carol Wallace, Peter Newing, Tom Mason, Petra Mason, Lin Robins, Heidi O'Neill & Peter Kennedy
Lay Synod Representatives: Bev Downing & Liz Kelly.

St Swithun’s, Lesmurdie
8.00am & 9.30am Eucharist
5.00pm Service of Reflection

St Barnabas, Kalamunda
8.00am & 9.30am Eucharist 

Take up you Cross - A little history

In the Roman Empire, the Cross is synonymous with death - a slow and public agony, a declaration ignominy, an enduring shame.

The cross was to be avoided. Even Constantine's embrace of Christianity could not redeem crucifixion, and the earliest public image of Christ on the Cross appears around 425 on a wooden door panel of the Church of Santa Sabina in Rome.

“Only centuries after the death of Jesus—by which time, astonishingly, even the Caesars had been brought to acknowledge him as Christ—did his execution at last start to emerge as an acceptable theme for artists.”

Tom Holland, Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

“To be a Christian is to believe that God became man and suffered a death as terrible as any mortal has ever suffered. This is why the cross, that ancient implement of torture, remains what it has always been: the fitting symbol of the Christian revolution. It is the audacity of it—the audacity of finding in a twisted and defeated corpse the glory of the creator of the universe—that serves to explain, more surely than anything else, the sheer strangeness of Christianity, and of the civilization to which it gave birth. Today, the power of this strangeness remains as alive as it has ever been. It is manifest in the great surge of conversions that has swept Africa and Asia over the past century; in the conviction of millions upon millions that the breath of the Spirit, like a living fire, still blows upon the world; and, in Europe and North America, in the assumptions of many more millions who would never think to describe themselves as Christian. All are heirs to the same revolution: a revolution that has, at its molten heart, the image of a god dead on a cross.”

Tom Holland, Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

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Direct Credit Details

Anglican Community Fund

Anglican Parish of Kalamunda-Lesmurdie

ACF Direct Credit Offering: BSB 706 001 Account 30003030

On This Week

Friday 23 February

9.00-11.30am -  Community Morning Tea  - St Barnabas Hall
11.30am - 1.00pm  Light Bites Lunch  -  St Barnabas Hall.  

Saturday 24 February 

10.00am Ordination of Deacons, including Emily Bowser - St George's Cathedral, Perth
[6.00pm Eucharist - St Barnabas - Revd John Ward] -  Resumes in March

 Sunday 25 February  - Lent 2 

St Swithuns
8.00am  Holy Communion - Fr Grahame Bowland
              Preacher:  Fr Grahame Bowland 
9.30am  Holy Communion - Fr Grahame Bowland
              Preacher:  Fr Grahame Bowland 
5.00am  Lenten Contemplative Worship (see On in Lent)

St Barnabas
8.00am  Holy Communion - Fr John Ward 
              Preacher:  Fr John Ward 
9.30am  Holy Communion - Fr John Ward 
              Preacher:  Fr John Ward

Monday 26 February
9.00am-12.00noon Op Shop Open (

Tuesday 27 February 
1.00-3.00pm St Barnabas Circle Dancers - St Barnabas Hall                 

Wednesday 28 February 
1.00-3.30pm Kalamunda Art Group - St Barnabas Hall 
7.00pm The Evocative Word: A poetic journey through Lent (see On in Lent)

Thursday 29 February 
9.30am Morning Prayer - St Barnabas - Fr John 

Friday 1 March 
9.00-12.00pm Community Morning Tea - St Barnabas Hall  
10.00am World Day of Prayer: Palestine - St Swithuns (Please bring a plate to share) (see Notice)

2.00pm Hospitable Kingdom Study Group - St Swithuns (see On in Lent)

Saturday 2 March
6.00pm Eucharist - St Barnabas - Revd John Ward

 Sunday 3 March   - Lent 3 

St Swithuns
8.00am  Holy Communion  - Fr Grahame Bowland
              Preacher: Fr Grahame Bowland
9.30am  Holy Communion  - Fr Grahame Bowland
              Preacher: Fr Grahame Bowland
5.00am  Lenten Contemplative Worship (see On in Lent)

St Barnabas
8.00am  Holy Communion - Fr John Ward 
              Preacher:  Fr John Ward 
9.30am  Holy Communion - Fr John Ward 
              Preacher:  Fr John Ward 

Safe Ministry Training Links

Many thanks to those who have completed this training.
A gentle reminder to others who have been notified to complete this training as soon as you can.
Thank you. John

Safe Ministry Training - Level 1 Enrolment Guide

Safe Ministry Training Level 1 login 
(use the link in the Enrolment guide above if this one does not work - training costs are covered by the Diocese)

Email certificate to screenings@perth.anglican.org


We will soon be running an engaging series of confirmation classes in the parish – broadly themed around the journey from Easter to Pentecost, using that time to explore our Christian faith.

In confirmation, commitment to Christ is personally affirmed and the candidates are confirmed by the laying on of
hands by a bishop with prayer for the strengthening of the Holy Spirit. Those confirmed are commissioned for mature discipleship and ministry to the world.

Confirmation classes will run 2-3pm on Saturday April 6, April 27, May 4 & May 18 at St Barnabas Church, Kalamunda.

God willing, confirmations will occur on Trinity Sunday, May 26.

We will be running preparatory classes over the time between Easter and Pentecost. If you wish to explore confirmation, please contact Fr Grahame Bowland, 0433 317 142, revdgrahame@bowland.au

Diocesan News

Latest Diocesan eBulletin : 14 Feb 24 HERE

February Anglican MESSENGER HERE

Parish News & Events

             On in Lent              

World Day of Prayer 


"I Beg You...Bear with one another in Love"  Ephesians 4.1-3

Friday, 1 March, 2024

St Swithuns, Lesmurdie 

Please bring a plate of food if you are attending.  

KYB Studies 

 Mother Union Logo

"Sharing Christ's love by encouraging, strengthening
and supporting marriage and family life ".

Meets:  1.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at St Swithuns Hall.  
First Meeting for 2024

13 February 
Secretary: Nancy Rhodes, nancyrhodes40@yahoo.com

KYB Studies 

 Luke: Part 1
Chapters 1 - 9 inclusively)​​​​​​
duration: 10 Weeks

All women are welcome. 
New members are always welcome to these groups.
Study time runs from 9.30am - 11.30am approximately, including a ‘cuppa’.

Tuesday KYB - recommencing 30 January

Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am
10 Seaton Court, South Guildford
Enquiries to Hilary Edwards. (Telephone: (08) 92919230 or mobile: 0403 979 909).

Wednesday KYB - recommencing 31 January

105 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale from
Enquiries Shirley Swallow (telephone: (08) 9293 3889) and Jane Elkington (telephone: (08) 9257 2560).

Op Shop News

Open: 9.00am-12.00pm Monday - Saturday. 

—  excluding Public Holidays  —

Calling on Volunteers to work in the Op Shop

We need those regular weekly volunteers,and those who may be available to fill the occasional gap in the roster

Contact Bron Hatcher - 08 9293 0214‬

Community News & Events

Christmas Thank You Cards & Notes | Current Catalog

Sharing a Hills Christmas 

On Behalf of the Sharing a Hills Christmas Committee we would like to extend to you a huge thank you for your kind donation of $300 plus all the lovely food and goodies, which you provided to us.  We all appreciate your efforts to help us carry out our mission of food and gift hampers to needy families.  With this cash we were able to buy food and gifts that were not donated. 

This year we were hoping to again help many disadvantaged people within our community.  All together we hope we have made Christmas a little easier for these people and let them know someone out there in the community is thinking of them.  We managed 344 large hampers, 187 smaller bags to Nursing Home Residents and gave food and gifts to just over 1,400 people within our community.  

Once again thank you for your kindness and general support.

Thank you
Peggy Mews

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Please check carefully as the Sunday Services go back to normal in February and there may have been some changes in the Rosters.  

 25 February -  Lent 2 

Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16;  Psalm 22.24-32;  Romans 4.13-25;  Mark 8.31-38

Prayer of the Week:
Remember, O Lord,
what you have wrought in us and not what we deserve,
and, as you have called us to your service,
make us worthy of our calling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St Swithuns, Lesmurdie

Counters:  Jim Crawford & Glenda Apted 
Celebrant:  Fr Grahame 
Preaching:  Fr Grahame  

8.00am Eucharist
LA:  Nance Cox 
Old Testament:  Vanessa Thurgate  
New Testament:  Carol Wallace 
Intercessions:  Pearl Astley 

9.30am Eucharist
LA:  Jim Crawford 
Old Testament:  Glenda Apted 
New Testament:  Ben Rose  
Intercessions:  Elizabeth Kelly 

St Barnabas, Kalamunda 

Flowers:  No Flowers in Lent 
Cleaning:  Cleaner 
Sacristan:  Lin Robins 
Celebrant:  Fr John 
Preaching:  Fr John 

8.00am Eucharist 
LA:  Tracey Jones 
Sidespersons:  Ken & Audrey Ogilby 
Old Testament:  Lucy Cantlay 
New Testament:  Allan Cantlay 

9.30am Eucharist 
LA: Lin Robins 
Sidespersons:  Chris Robins 
Old Testament:  Mary Raycraft 
New Testament:  Lloyd Raycraft 
Morning Tea:  Brenda Shaw

 3 March -  Lent 3 

Exodus 20.1-17;  Psalm 19;  1 Corinthians 1.18-15;  John 2.13-22

Prayer of the Week:
Lord God, our Redeemer,
who heard the cry of your people
and sent your servant Moses to lead them out of slavery:  
free us from the tyranny of sin and death
and, by the leading of your Spirit,
bring us to our promised land;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St Swithuns, Lesmurdie

Counters:   Liz Kelly & Glenda Apted 
Celebrant:  Fr Grahame 
Preaching:  Fr Grahame  

8.00am Eucharist
LA:   Nicole Hales 
Old Testament:    Norma Hoffman
New Testament:  Millie Sala-Tenna 
Intercessions:   Peter Newing

9.30am Eucharist
LA:   Liz Kelly 
Old Testament:  Pauline Tonkin-Saunders 
New Testament:   Nancy Rhodes
Intercessions:  Ima Rose 

St Barnabas, Kalamunda 

Flowers:  No Flowers in Lent 
Cleaning:  Henry Foreman
Sacristan:  Mary Raycraft
Celebrant:  Fr John 
Preaching:  Fr John 

8.00am Eucharist 
LA:   Peter Stewart
Sidespersons:  Tracey Jones & Sam Wylie 
Old Testament:   Carolyn Toleman
New Testament:  Ian Toleman

9.30am Eucharist 
LA:  Julie Ward 
Sidespersons:  Mary & Lloyd Raycraft
Old Testament:  Christine Pritchard 
New Testament:  Doug Pritchard 
Morning Tea:  Pauline Townsend

 10 March -  Lent 4 

Numbers 21.4-9;  Psalm 107,1-3,17-21;  Ephesians 2.1-10 ;  John3.14-21

Prayer of the Week:
Everlasting God in whom we live and move and have our being,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you:
give us purity of heart and strength of purpose,
that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will,
no weakness prevent us from doing it;
that in your light we may see light,
and in your service find perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

St Swithuns, Lesmurdie

Counters:  Peter Newing & Glenda Apted 
Celebrant:  Fr Grahame 
Preaching:  Fr Grahame  

8.00am Eucharist
LA:    Linda Murray 
Old Testament:   Brian Colegate  
New Testament:  Pearl Astley  
Intercessions:   Nance Cox

9.30am Eucharist
LA:    Nancy Rhodes 
Old Testament:  Jim Crawford 
New Testament:   Glenda Apted 
Intercessions:   Elizabeth Kelly 

St Barnabas, Kalamunda 

Flowers:  No Flowers in Lent 
Cleaning:  Tracey Jones
Sacristan:  Bev Morris
Celebrant:  Fr John 
Preaching:  Fr John 

8.00am Eucharist 
LA:   Lucy Cantlay
Sidespersons:  Ian & Carolyn Toleman
Old Testament:   Jane Elkington
New Testament:  Henry Foreman

9.30am Eucharist 
LA:  Lin Robins
Sidespersons:  Christabel Dickson & Chris Robins
Old Testament:  Stuart Fairbairn
New Testament:  Bev Downing
Morning Tea:  Hilary Edwards  

 17 March   -  Lent 5  

Jeremiah 31.31-34:  Psalm119.9-16:  Hebrews 5.5-14:  John 12.20-33.

Prayer of the Week:  
We thank you, heavenly Father,
that you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:  
we pray that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his presence abiding in us he may raise us to joys eternal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

St Swithuns, Lesmurdie

Counters:  Diane Milne & Brian Colegate
Celebrant:  Fr Grahame 
Preaching: Fr Grahame 

8.00am Eucharist
LA: Carol Wallace 
Old Testament: Vanessa Thurgate 
New Testament: Linda Murray 
Intercessions: Pearl Astley 

9.30am Eucharist
LA: Jim Crawford 
Old Testament: Glenda Apted 
New Testament: Ben Rose 
Intercessions: Nancy Rhodes 

St Barnabas, Kalamunda 

Flowers:  No Flowers in Lent
Cleaning:  Chris Robins 
Sacristan:  Lin Robins
Celebrant:  Revd John Ward 

8.00am Eucharist
LA:  Peter Stewart 
Sidespersons:  Ken & Audrey Ogilby 
Old Testament:    Tracey Jones 
New Testament:  Sam Wylie 

9.30am Eucharist 
LA:  Lin Robins
Sidespersons:  Mary & Lloyd Raycraft 
Old Testament:   Hilary Edwards 
New Testament:  Julie Ward 
Morning Tea:  Brenda Shaw  


To keep the Rosters working properly, if you could arrange a swap and let John or Lin know that you have swapped that would help immensely.

Prayers logo

Prayer for the Week:

(See Above in Rosters)

Please include the following names in your daily prayers:

Tessa L, Philip W, Alice L, June E, Ken O, Denise L.

Josephine Morgan - in SJOG Subi & son Robert.

John & Maureen Buckley - good health, great healthcare and lots of support (Denise Laycock)

Aiten (Christabel Dickson)

Phil Davies, Jenny (Jane Davies)

Libby 6yro (Joan Pietersen)

West (Irene McGuirk)

Kathy Buchan, and Cathy and George Car (Allan & Lucy Cantlay)

Barry (Alice Lang)

Karyn Brands (Roger Blackburn)

The Bereaved

Those in hospital (* Surgery)

The Departed.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God,
rest in peace and rise in glory.

To keep our prayer list current please send us those you wish to pray for. CLICK HERE


Departed Anniversaries: 
26  Mary Redman (2010) 
26  Wilfred Serventy (2011)
1  Peggy Clarke (2014)     
3  Brenda Mazzucchelli (2023)

28   John Pepper