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Anglican parish of Wodonga, caring for its community

Posted February 09, 2016


CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:33): Colleagues, I would like to tell you about the Anglican parish of Wodonga and, in particular, the work of St John's Anglican Church in Wodonga. I would like to acknowledge the work of the rector, Father Glyn Rees; the assistant priest, Reverend David Halloway; Reverend Sandra Temple; and Reverend Arthur Martin and the leadership they provide to this wonderful community.

The not-for-profit fundraising group Jack's Rags takes old rags and cleans them up and puts them into the system. I acknowledge Jim Hislop and Julia Skilton for the wonderful work that you and your team do. To the Busy Fingers craft group, the sewing group that includes everybody, to Gwenda Howard, well done. To the Revive clinic, to Maureen O'Neill and your team, what a fantastic service you provide to the people of Albury-Wodonga, particularly the people of Wodonga. To the cafe, to Sandra Temple, well done. I have seen how it works. I have seen people dropping in and having the chance to get together and have food in a really safe and congenial environment. To the people who run the Saturday market, to Clare and Maureen, well done. What a fantastic idea that is. Well done to the part of the church that works at Emmanuel, which is a church shared with the Uniting Church in Wodonga, and to the gardening there, the food there, the op shop there and the meals there. To the people who run the Holy Trinity Church at Bethanga, well done. It provides fantastic outreach to a small rural community. To the many wonderful people of Wodonga and the Anglican parish, thank you for your work.

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