Annual Meeting of Enrolled Members

The Annual Meeting of Enrolled Members for the Parish of Carlisle/Rivervale will take place on Sunday, 9 June, 2024 at 9.30 am at St. Barnabas Anglican Church 239 Orrong Road, Rivervale.

The following vacancies are to be filled by election: (to be confirmed)

  • Parish Wardens
  • Parish Councillors
  • Nominators

All nominations are to be submitted to Ruth Ogunmokun before 10:00 am on 2 June, 2024.

All Annual Reports are to be submitted to Reverend John Maddocks by 10:00am on 26 May 2024.

All items of business for consideration by the Annual Meeting are to be submitted to Reverend John Maddocks by 10:00am on 26 May 2024.

Easter Services

Holy week cropped

24 March Palm Sunday  8.30 a.m. Holy Communion

28 March Maundy Thursday  6.30 p.m. Communion Service with foot washing at All Saints, Belmont

29 March Good Friday  8.30 a.m. Service

31 March 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion

St Barnabas Church
239 Orrong Road, Rivervale

Prayers in times of uncertainty

All things look to you  God,have mercy on your people.hear our prayers for those whose lives and possessionsare threatened or have been destroyed by fire.In your mercy restore your creation and heal our land.So guide and bless your people,that we may enjoy the fruits of the earthand give you thanks with grateful hearts.Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.(APBA p. 205)

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Lord Jesus Christ,

you taught us to love our neighbour,

and to care for those in need

as if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength

to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,

and to assure the isolated

of our love, and your love,

for your name’s sake.


God of compassion,

be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.

In their loneliness, be their consolation;

in their anxiety, be their hope;

in their darkness, be their light;

through him who suffered alone on the cross,

but reigns with you in glory,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


For those who are ill

Merciful God,

we entrust to your tender care

those who are ill or in pain,

knowing that whenever danger threatens

your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.

Comfort and heal them,

and restore them to health and strength;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,

give skill, sympathy and resilience

to all who are caring for the sick,

and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.

Strengthen them with your Spirit,

that through their work many will be restored to health;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


From one who is ill or isolated

O God,

help me to trust you,

help me to know that you are with me,

help me to believe that nothing can separate me

from your love

revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.


For the Christian community

We are not people of fear:

we are people of courage.

We are not people who protect our own safety:

we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.

We are not people of greed:

we are people of generosity.

We are your people God,

giving and loving,

wherever we are,

whatever it costs

For as long as it takes wherever you call us.

Next Week’s Diary


Wednesday   19 June 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon Barney’s Free Coffee – all welcome

Thursday       20 June 10.00 a.m. Bible Study and service

Friday            21 June  9.30 a.m. Craft group meets in St Michaels Room

Sunday          23 June  8.30 a.m. Eucharist followed by morning tea