Dear Friends,

You may have often heard it said that the church of today is mostly full of ‘old’ people and this is often said in a tone intended to be less than flattering. It is interesting to note that throughout the world there are more people now aged over 60 years of age than people under the age of 5. So all we are doing here is reflecting the world in which we find ourselves. There is much in being ‘old’ that is wonderful and worth celebrating. Pope Francis in a recent very moving speech exhorts us to never give up – so take a bow when people tell us we are ‘old’ maybe we are but another term for ‘old’ is never having given up. I look around this parish and our wider church and give thanks to God that I am surrounded by so many people who have never given up, people who despite the aches and pains and the restrictions of age still keep on going, still keep worshipping, still keep singing, still keep encouraging. Well done everyone!


God of mission,
Who alone brings growth to your Church,
Send your Holy Spirit to give
Vision to our planning,
Wisdom to our actions,
Joy to our worship,
And power to our witness.
Help our parish of Holy Trinity to grow in numbers,
In spiritual commitment to you,
And in service to this city and community,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.





The gospel calls us to be people of Hope even in the darkest hour. Maybe you can find time to say an extra prayer for all those in such desperate circumstances in Australia and the rest of the world?

Our prayer for days ahead is for balance, consideration and listening

I offer you this prayer that hopefully you will find time to pray each day_

God of the nations, whose sovereign rule brings

justice and peace,

have mercy on our broken and divided world.

Shed abroad your peace in the hearts of all

and banish from them the spirit that makes for war,

that all races and peoples may learn to live

as members of one family

and in obedience to your law,

through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

The Australian Prayer Book.








Worship at Holy Trinity each week

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

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.

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:

Vicar’s Warden: Laurie Moore T: 0484 792 134

People’s Wardens:  Lynne Mitchell T:0412592005;

Sue Moses-Critchley 9486 3598