Parish Council 2017-11-08T23:05:32+00:00

Parish Council 2017

Meetings held 1st Tuesday of the month at 8.00 pm

If you have any queries or concerns about matters of the Parish, please take the time to:

  • chat over your concerns and suggestions with any of the Parish Council or
  • submit comments in writing via the Parish Secretary or
  • leave in the Rectors tray outside the Parish Office or email yarraang@bigpond.net.au 

Parish Council Members 2017

  • Rector: Fr. Neil Hicks (from 6 Nov 2017), Fr. John Geldart and Fr. Alan Jarred (Locums) Fr. Michael Jones (Retired)
  • Carol Henderson (Secretary)
  • Debbie Wright (Treasurer / Warden)
  • Geoff Campbell (Warden St Oswald’s)
  • Yvonne Davies (Warden St Thomas)
  • Doug Davies
  • John Ellis
  • Max Grinter
  • Noel Hunt
  • Jim Judd (Warden)
  • Susie Knight
  • Don Presley (Warden)
  • Janet Schweda
  • Penny Thomas

Parish Council  2014

Parish Council 2014

Pictured L – > R: John Ellis, Jim Judd, Noel Hunt, Rev’d Canon Michael Jones, Carol Henderson, Deb Wright, Susie Knight, Janet Schweda, Geoff Campbell, Don Presley.   Absent: Yvonne Davis, Rosemary Callow, Rob Wallace, Max Grinter

Parish Council Members 2014:

  • Reverend Canon Michael Jones
  • Carol Henderson (Secretary)
  • Debbie Wright (Treasurer / Warden)
  • Rosemary Callow
  • Geoff Campbell (Warden St Oswald’s)
  • Yvonne Davies (Warden St Thomas)
  • John Ellis
  • Max Grinter
  • Noel Hunt
  • Jim Judd (Warden)
  • Susie Knight
  • Don Presley (Warden)
  • Janet Schweda
  • Rob Wallace

ANGLICAN PARISH OF YARRAWONGA
PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2015/16

At the end of 2015 we were able to purchase some second hand chairs for the hall from the Mulwala Ski Club, which are more comfortable than our orange chairs and have enhanced our hall décor. Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for paying for these to be professionally cleaned.  We have also had the salmon fabric covered chairs reinforced to make them safer and sturdier.

On our St. Cuthbert’s street sign we had “Friendlies” and “mainly music” added to indicate to the public that these programmes occurred regularly at our church.

Parish Council late in 2015 started investigating options for replacing the hall lights to give brighter illumination.  It took some time to find something suitable, and recently we installed some LED Oyster lights which should also be more energy efficient.
In early 2016 we completed a Key Register (so we know who has access to our buildings) which is held in the office and we have started collating an Operating Manual for the Hall and Church.  Our Emergency Plan was adopted and is placed both in the Church (Narthex and Sacristy) and Hall.  We hope Parishioners will familiarise themselves with it, so they know what do to in case of an emergency.

In April 2016 the Gas Heating in the Rectory was replaced and in the Church, removable slides over the glass vented windows, above the side doors were installed.  These should help prevent warm air escaping outside during winter and can be removed during summer.

St. Alban’s Tungamah was sold, just before Auction in April 2016 to the grandson of the builder of the church and is to be leased to the Tungamah Museum.

On 23rd April our Annual Fete was held and we achieved a fantastic result – a big thank you to all those who contributed in any capacity. As the balance sheet shows, this is our major fundraiser each year.

In June we hosted the Bishop for a weekend visit commencing with a Pot Luck Dinner with the congregation on Friday night, Breakfast on Saturday with Parish Council, Re-Hallowing of St. Oswald’s Boomahnoomanah Saturday afternoon and Eucharist and Confirmation on Sunday.  Thank you to Dawn and Geoff Campbell for all the work they did for this special event at Boomah and also their year round maintenance to keep the site neat and tidy.  Despite much time spent arguing to the contrary, over last few years, we must pay the applicable CFA levy to the State Government on our St. Oswald’s site.

Recently, you will have noticed that the crumbling mortar around the base of St. Cuthbert’s has been replaced and tiles placed under the step entrances to the church, maintaining its brickwork.

After Fr. Michael retires and the Rectory becomes vacant in 2017, our focus will be on maintenance issues in the Rectory and if finances allow us, the surrounding fences.

Parish Council had an initial planning session for our Strategic Plan and we look forward to our Parish Planning Day to map our future direction.

Thank you, to all those who have helped maintain our buildings and grounds throughout the year, whether it be at a working bee or whenever you see something that needs attention.

Carol Henderson
Parish Secretary