Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we welcome Clem and Stuart Taplin this coming Sunday to our worship with a special welcome to Clem as she preaches for us. This Sunday is the birthday of the parish in a way as we come together to rejoice in the fellowship of this parish and the whole church.

The distressing footage on our televisions during the week of nearly a million people in the streets of Hong Kong protesting against an increasingly menacing China reminds us how very fragile freedom can be. These protesters went on to the streets with the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre still hot in their minds and with the distinct possibility of something similar happening in Hong Kong. How fortunate we are here that such oppressions and tyrannies do not exist. Whilst giving thanks we do remind ourselves that the ‘the price of freedom is eternal vigilance’ as Wendell Philips put it so long ago. Central to this freedom of ours is a free and open press that without fear or favour reports on matters that we sometimes don’t like or not agree with. China and its satellites have no such freedoms and many citizens have no idea what their government does and some of their citizens just disappear if they rock the boat. Give thanks today for our freedom as we pray for the people of Hong Kong, Taiwan and China and anywhere else where there is tyranny.

Happy Feast Day.


 Readings: Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Ps 8; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.25-33.

 Praying for the Community

For all members of our community, especially all who live and work in Clarendon Street and for the clergy and people of St Nicholas’ Antiochian Church.  In our parish we pray for the parish administrators.

Praying for those in need

Edie, (Randy, Ron and Miles) Gytha, Karin, Julie, Paul, Jeffrey, John, Mark, Lindsay, Richard, Melissa, Lionel, Patrick, Barbara, Kate, Clare, Rebecca, Susan, Jeff, Neil, Tony, Terry and Richard, Caitlin, Alan, Luke and Bodhi, Marga, Betty, Harold.

Anniversaries June 17th Margaret Grace Wray (1967) June 17th Edith Powell (1969) June 18th Ernest Edward Delzoppo (1985) June 19th John Lawrence Bennett (1977) June 20th Margaret Mary Witt (1964) June 20th William George McKinnon (1993) June 22nd Philippa Bannister (2010) June 22nd Rupert Andrew Loughnan (1965)

Recent deaths Mick Nunn; Michael Jasper Batson.



Sincere thanks to Laurie and all who have given time for our ‘pop-up’ choir for Sunday’s service.

There will be no Morning Prayer or meditation on Thursday June 20th. All back to usual the following week.

Jesus was a healer
– by Les Murray

Jesus was a healer

never turned a patient down

Never charged coin or conversion

started off with dust and spittle

 then re-tuned lives to pattern

simply by his attention

 often surprised himself a little

by his unbounded ability.


Jesus was a healer

Reattached his captor’s ear

 Opened senses, unjammed cripples

Sent pigs to drown delirium’

 cured a shy tug at his hem

learned to transmit resurrection

 could have stood more Thank You

for God’s sake, which was his own


Jesus was a healer

Keep this quiet, he would mutter

 to his learners.  Copy me

and they did to a degree

 still depicted on church walls

cure without treatment or rehearsals.


Worship at Holy Trinity each week

Sunday: 8am Eucharist; 10am Sung Eucharist and Morning Tea

Tuesdays at 5.30pm Christian Meditation Group

Wednesdays at 10am Eucharist followed by Morning Tea

Thursdays at 8.30am Morning Prayer and scripture readings followed by Meditation at 8.45am.

On the First Wednesday of the month the 10am Eucharist has an emphasis on healing with the opportunity of anointing. On the Second Wednesday of each month the 10am Eucharist is held at Mercy Place Aged Care Facility

On the Third Wednesday of each month a 1.30pm Eucharist is held at Highgrove Aged Care Facility

Wednesdays Playgroup 9.30am – 11am (during school terms) 

Parish Contacts

Vicar:  The Rev’d Grant Edgcumbe 193 Hotham Street East Melbourne T: 9417 3341

Website: Email:

Hon Associate Priest: The Rev’d Jean Penman AM T: 9457 7328,

Vicar’s Warden: Laurie Moore T: 9481-7335

People’s Wardens:  Lynne Mitchell T:0412592005; Sue Moses-Critchley 9486 3598





  • 23Jun

    Sunday Eucharist 8 amCnr Clarendon and Hotham Streets, East Melbourne, Victoria, 300208:00 AM

  • 23Jun

    Sunday Sung EucharistCnr Clarendon and Hotham Streets, East Melbourne, Victoria, 300210:00 AM

  • 25Jun

    Book Cafe193 Hotham Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 300202:00 PM