Weekly Letter – 5th June, 2020

Dear Friends,

As you know the Archbishop and the Government announced that it might be possible to hold face to face services in churches for up to a maximum of 50 people provided all the safety regulations are observed.

This is a very complicated matter and we are actively considering if, how, and to what extent, we might be able to take advantage of this new situation.

We will be hastening slowly so that whatever we do, it will be done properly, with absolute priority given to the safety and health of everybody. More information on this will be made available as soon as possible.

In the meantime, ministry continues to happen, albeit on a, quieter basis. The staff are working hard in their various areas of responsibilities, especially in the production of the Sunday services online.

The wardens are also working very hard in addressing the complicated property and financial matters and also in their negotiations with the Diocese over how to make it possible for the necessary property developments and ongoing maintenance to continue. When you think of the parish and its challenges in your prayers, please remember these folk who are working so hard on your behalf.

And what is this all for?
One way or another, it is all about taking the gospel of salvation to the people of Campbelltown. The reality is that we stand safe in the arms of Jesus because of his mercy, so the mission left to us is to take his love to the uttermost parts of the world, especially our patch. It is not about us, it is about those, to quote
Mark 1, who have yet to hear.

When we do come back together again, hopefully in the not too distant future, let it be with a renewed sense of commitment to each other and a renewed sense of commitment to the salvation of those all around us.

Your friend,

Bruce Ballantine-Jones
Acting Rector