Closure and live streaming With the recent Government restrictions related to COVID-19, and the updated statement from Bishop George, our Church is now CLOSED to the public for services. However, services will continue with only priests, deacon, reader, choirmasters and subdeacons in attendance.
The services will be live-streamed via the channel:
Pokrov YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_C_7kwTg6iu-E00Waw7y2g To get started, copy and paste the above link into your web browser. Then click on subscribe. You will then get a notification when we start streaming the next service. When watching the live feed of a service, please treat this with reverence as if you are standing in Church. Stand near an icon and put up a candle(s) if you are able to. Be a participant in the service, rather than just an observer.
Appeal for financial support While in-house services will continue, the Church will no longer be able to raise funds through the sales of candles and prosphoras, buffets and the operation of the bookshop. We therefore appeal to all families and individuals to consider supporting the Church via donations online (details below). It is understood that many will unfortunately lose jobs or go on reduced hours so the donations are entirely discretionary.
Furthermore, most people pay their annual membership fees at the time of the AGM in September. Can we request that members who haven not yet renewed for 2020 do so as early as possible ($150 full, $50 concession).
At this stage, please make payments directly to: Account Name: ROCAM BSB: 063010 Account Number: 10055119 Description: Donation or Membership (include your name)
Can you please notify the secretary at the same time in order to ensure the correct recording and issuing of receipts.
Kulichi While Kulichi are still available for sale, the pick-up arrangements are unclear due to movement restrictions. Please contact the Head Sister (Luba Cowal for details, 0411090550, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Confession and communion (clergy to advise)
No church clean-up on Saturday 4th April
No blessing of Easter baskets
The above information is subject to rapid change pending further restrictions from the Government. Any changes will be communicated via these means. Please forward this information email to others in our community, particularly any elderly people who do not have access to email.