You can download the Parish Groups and Ministries form here.
Whitehorse Winter Shelter Group
Whitehorse Pastors – a group of pastors from Christian churches in the
Whitehorse municipality – are seeking to establish a Whitehorse Winter
Shelter program. With 7 venues (one each night of the week) offering an
evening meal, a warm bed and breakfast for the months of June July and
August for men sleeping rough in our area.
There is a strict protocol that must be followed and we have
offered the Friars Room as a venue on Sunday nights for these three months.
Other nights of the week are at other Churches.
We will need teams of 10 volunteers in three shifts for each week
(4 for unpack and the evening meal 6-10pm) (2 for supervision 10pm until 6am)
and 4 for breakfast and pack up (5.30am – 7.30am)
Can you consider helping?
Autumn Friendship Club
Autumn Friendship Club began with the purpose of providing companionship,
support and occupation to the retired members of the parish and the Whitehorse
community, and has continued to implement that goal to date.
main “outing” is a visit to the Waverley Cinema to see a film and have a light
lunch every three months. Our “at home” activities include fund-raising
afternoons and lunches, some speakers, video afternoons, Bingo, a clothing
sale, Oaks Day lunch and afternoons of reflection.
are always looking for new members; we welcome all parishioners and members of
the Whitehorse community and their friends to our functions; and are always
open to suggestions for further activities.
are held every Thursday at 1.30pm in Friars Room.
idea to form a social group at St. Clare was born in October 2016 after a lunch
for parishioners who were no longer living in the parish, or who were now
living in nursing homes, was organised to come and see the newly renovated St.
Clare’s church. It was such a success that at a small meeting the following
year at St. Clare’s, the Monty Carlos were formed.
Monty Carlos usually meet monthly, although that is not a hard and fast rule,
and after meeting in the St. Clare carpark, travel to one of the nearby hotels
or restaurants. We have though, travelled to a café in Warrandyte which we did
by bus, just because we could and also the Nursery in Warrandyte. We also had
Christmas in July at the Old England Hotel in Heidelberg last year. Transport
can always be arranged if some needs it.
outings are attended by approximately 10 people and our last venture attracted
I think 12 or 13, and even though the weather was miserable, it didn’t dampen
our Monty Carlo spirit.
think the group is successful because it is an opportunity for parishioners to
get together and enjoy one another’s company, have fun and a laugh, enjoy a
nice meal and make new friends when a newcomer joins us.
would dearly like more people to join, the invitation is open to all