Parish Priest: The Reverend Joy Harris
1 Belmore St, Canowindra
(PO Box 197, Canowindra, NSW 2804)
Rankin St, Woodstock
Bowler Street, Eugowra
Toogong Rd, Cranbury (Uniting)
Blatchford Street, Canowindra (Uniting)
Clergy House: 43 Suttor Street, Canowindra
Phone: 02 6344 1643
About the Parish
A Christ focused community of faith that witnesses the Gospel.
In April 2004, the Parish commenced a co-operating arrangement with the Uniting Church Congregations of Canowindra, Cranbury and Cudal.
This was a ‘first’ within the Diocese, and was sought by the people – as a way of sustaining and growing ‘the church’ within the community. These parish communities are increasingly working together, and exploring varied ways of realising their mission.
Licensed and authorised members of both denominations are involved in leadership and pastoral activities in the Parish.
The Anglican and Uniting Congregations of Canowindra choose to worship together every Sunday – in the one place, at the same time. In doing so, we experience a variety of styles of worship from each of our traditions.
All Saints’ Anglican Church, Canowindra (for 2021) 9.30am each Sunday
Cranbury Community Uniting: First and third Sundays 11.15am
St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Woodstock: 1st Sunday 8am
Cudal Uniting 2nd Sunday 5pm (meets in a private home, please phone Reverend Joy’s number – All welcome)
St Matthew’s, Eugowra: 1st Sunday 4pm and 3rd Sunday 8.00am
All Saints Anglican Church Hall 10am
(Variation in service forms, times or venues can occur over time)
Other Parish Activities
Home Groups, Bible Studies and Small Groups all have a place in our church community.
Pastoral visiting takes place at the local hospital, Aged Care facilities and also those who are ‘housebound’ residents.
Special Religious Education in the local public schools and Girls’ group.
Currently (2021), the Parish is redeveloping the Canowindra Peace Memorial Uniting Church to include counselling rooms and a surgery room, and will be called the Community Life Centre.
*Particular Events in the Parish Year include: Annual Concert with Students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music – usually in April and Baroque fest in September*
Parish Policies and Practices
We welcome enquiries regarding, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Funerals. These should be to the Parish Priest in the first instance.
Baptisms can take place during Sunday morning worship with the gathered Parish community or at a time that is convenient.
Confirmation services are usually held in the latter part of the year – preceded by several months of preparation. Adults and children undertake separate relevant programmes for them.
Couples seeking marriage in the Parish are strongly encouraged to undertake a Marriage Preparation programme as part of their commitment to their new life to-gether. Reverend Joy uses the Prepare/Enrich programme
The Parish community is committed to growing in faith, and welcomes ‘newcomers’ and visitors, alike.
For more information, please contact us via any of the methods listed above.