WHAT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS EXIST AT INVERELL ANGLICAN?

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7:30AM SERVICE

A tradition Anglican Prayer Book service with and emphasis on faithful teaching of God's word. We follow a service of Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month. On the 2nd Sunday we have a service of Morning Prayer.

We welcome Christians of all denominations at Communion and also enjoy a 'cuppa' together after the service.

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9:30AM SERVICE

A contemporary family friendly service where God's word is proclaimed faithfully. Adults and children enjoy the first part of the service together before they leave for their age specific programs.

Bring the kids and enjoy doing church together! You're welcome to stay for morning tea after the service too!


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6:30PM SERVICE

This is a shorter, informal service, with a few songs, built around the faithful preaching of God's word.

We also have Combined Services on the 5th Sunday of the month, the three congregations join together for a combined service at 9am.

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PRAYER SERVICES

These services are held once a term on a given Tuesday in the church hall from 6-7pm.

There is a devotional talk, some singing, and a time where we pray in small groups for our world, our community, and our Church family.

We also have Combined Services on the 5th Sunday of the month, the three congregations join together for a combined service at 9am


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1st Friday of the Month - 10am

McLean Aged Care Facility

3rd Thursday of the month - 10:30am

mother's union (held at St. Augustine's)

3rd Friday of the Month - 1:30pm

Senior Citizens (held at St. Augustine's)

4th Friday of the month - 10am


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CRECHE (4 years and under)

Creche is held during the 9:30am service, in 'Oasis', the building behind the Vicarage, facing Ross Street. Each week, two adults are rostered on to care for the children as they play. Parents drop off and collect their children from the 'Oasis' area.

Parents of young children are also welcome to use the Vestry, near the church entrance. There is a speaker in this room so that parents can still listen to the service while looking after their children.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL (primary school children)

At Sunday School, held during the 9:20am service, children sing songs and play games before breaking up into groups. In their smaller groups, they hear Bible stories and learn about God's big plan for salvation through Jesus. They usually do a craft activity based on the lesson. Sunday School does not run during school holidays. At these times, children in year 1 and under can go to Creche. Activity sheets and coloured pencils are provided for the older children who stay in church.


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MID-YEAR KID'S CLUB

During the first week of the July school holidays, we run a Kid's Club for primary school children. This is a great few days of learning from the Bible, playing games, doing craft and singing songs.

Senior youth group

Years 11-12 meet on a Friday night during term time from 8pm-9.30pm. 

Young people come along to learn from the Bible, play games and chat over supper. During the year, our young people also go to youth conferences and enjoy social outings.

 

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Junior youth group

Years 7-10 meet on a Friday night during term time from 7pm-8.30pm. Young people come along to learn from the Bible, play games and chat over supper. During the year, our young people also go to youth conferences and enjoy social outings.

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LITTLE STARS

Playgroup at St. Augustine's Anglican Church. Please enter via corner of Ross and Lawrence Street. 10-11:30am Tuesday mornings (during school terms). Please bring hat, water, morning tea for your child. Parent / Carer morning tea provided.

Cost is by donation. For further information call 67223179


THE MINISTRY TEAM

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ADAM DRAYCOTT | VICAR

Adam grew up in Sydney’s west.  Before entering Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) to train for the ministry he worked in various property-related roles, including property valuation in central Victoria.  Upon graduating from SMBC, Adam was ordained and moved to Gunnedah where he served as an assistant between 2007 and 2009.  He became the Vicar of Barraba in 2010 and ministered there until the beginning of 2015.  It was during this period that he also served as the Diocesan Youth Encourager.  In early 2015 he was inducted as the Senior Minister in the Inverell Parish and a little later became the Archdeacon for the MacIntyre.  


Adam is married to Tanya and they have two children.  He loves watching his children play sport, going on long walks with his family, listening to Australian rock music, driving his ute and chasing vermin. 

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daniel Avenell | associate

Daniel and Jenni have been married since 1980 and are now the parents of five children and seven grand children. As well as growing children they have also grown crops and cattle before moving to Rockhampton where Daniel taught Agricultural Science for 21 years. In 2009 Daniel and Jenni studied at Queensland Theological College and started their ministry in the Boggabilla Parish in 2012, and Moree Parish in 2016.

Jenni loves reading, vegetable growing and craft when she finds the time, and especially loves reading and studying the bible with other ladies. Daniel likes reading also (mainly theology) and loves being a teacher of God’s Word. In 2017 Daniel and Jenni moved to Brisbane to care for aged parents. The season for that is now passed, and from 2018 we now look forward to serving God’s church and promoting God’s kingdom again in the Armidale Diocese. 

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TINEKE DEKKERS

Tineke is a North West NSW girl.  She grew up in Manilla and loves to return to visit family and friends in that great little town.  After studying Early Childhood, she worked in this field in Sydney before living in the UK for 2 years.  Her return to Australia saw her living and working in Sydney for 4 more years before returning to the North West to work in Gunnedah.  While loving her work in Preschool, she was challenged to consider Bible college, so headed back to Sydney to study at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.  This led to her employment as Pastoral Worker (Women and Children) at Inverell Anglican Church in 2006.  She was Ordained as a Deacon in 2017. 

She is also employed as School Chaplain at Ross Hill Primary School.

Tineke loves growing things from cuttings and seed in her garden and, to save her hard work being destroyed, takes the dog on regular outings!  She enjoys writing and receiving snail mail letters from friends and playing flute in the town concert band.   She gets excited when people want to know more and talk about Jesus.