ENGLISH LITURGY Our next English Liturgy will be on Wednesday, 10th Sptember, 7 – 8.30pm, followed by refreshments under our hall.
BIBLE STUDY This will resume on Tuesday 26th August and continue every Tuesday 7.15 - 8.30pm (except on weeks when we have an English Liturgy)
MOVING OUR CHURCH As many of you know, for some time we have been talking about moving our Church. Where we are now is surrounded by very tall buildings, there is no room to develop and grow, provide services for our people, parking is very difficult, especially mid-week, etc. The situation will only get worse, as mentioned in "The Telegraph" on 14 April, 2014, an $8B boom is predicted for Parramatta, over the next few years many skyscrapers will be built, many very close to where our Church is currently situated. An opportunity came up to sell our Church and buy the Parramatta Workers club at 163-165 George St Parramatta. This site is large, it is across the road from Parramatta River, behind it is a large park, it is peaceful, it has very ample parking, a large hall and facilities, all it needs to convert it to something suitable for us is for us to build a Church. We consulted widely, received the whole-hearted support and blessing of His Eminence our Archbishop and the Archdiocese, and consulted our people. We had 2 large forums where the issue was debated, and our people overwhelmingly supported our attempt to move. The site was to be sold by a private tender process. We are moved and joyous to announce that on 20th June 2014 the property became ours. For those of us that were involved in this journey, there were many blessings, and we could see plainly the hand of God and of our patron saint, St John the Forerunner, working. Of course a long and hard journey awaits us, but we are looking forward to this with enthusiasm.
FESTIVAL On Sunday 31st August, which is the Sunday after the Feast of St Ioannis, from after the Liturgy (11am) till about 6.30pm, we have organised a very large Festival, it will be held at our new site, at the corner of George and Purchase Streets, Parramatta. There will be Greek dancing and music, Greek food, lots of stalls, a science show, bungee jumping and other activities for children, etc. A free shuttle bus will transport people from our current Church at 11 Hassall St Parramatta (which is very near Parramatta station) to the Festival and back. For more details see http://www.letsgogreekparramatta.com/
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