Minister: David Blackmore
St James’ Church, Cnr Toogong & Wall Sts, Cudal
St John’s Church, Cnr Bank & Edward Sts, Molong
St Luke’s Church, Packham Drive, Manildra
St Alban’s Church, Cnr Forbes & Church Sts Toogong
Postal Address: PO Box 204, Molong, NSW 2866
Phone: 0448 285 558
Email Parish: firstname.lastname@example.org
St James’ Cudal
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month – 3pm
Communion with Kids Chat (Corner of Wall & Toogong Streets, Cudal)
St Luke’s Manildra
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month – 10am.
Communion with Kids Chat (Packham Dr, Manildra – opposite Old Orange Rd).
St John’s Molong
Every Sunday – 10am.
Communion with Kids Chat (Cnr of Edward & Bank Sts, Molong).
St Alban’s Toogong
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month – 3pm.
Communion with Kids Chat (Forbes Street, Toogong – top end).
5th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS A PARISH WIDE COMBINED SERVICE ROTATING AROUND THE FOUR PARISH CHURCHES. PLEASE RING FOR DETAILS.
The Anglican Communion has identified these 5 Marks of Mission:
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
Some of the ways our parish pursues these marks of mission include: ministry to the bereaved; care and support for the sick and infirm; pastoral care; ministry in nursing homes; ministry to children (Sunday School, SRE); child sponsorship; Christian education programmes; and support for welfare services and agencies, locally and internationally.
Christian Education and Formation: Study groups and sessions are held during the year which explore various aspects of Christian faith and practice, including Lenten studies, Bible study, spirituality, social justice issues, reconciliation and other topical material
Home Communion is offered to those who are ‘housebound’ in some centres
Involvement in Special Religious Education in local schools
Pastoral care and worship are regularly provided in Molong Aged Care facilities
A Fellowship Group meets in the Cudal Church on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11.00am followed by lunch – February to December
The Molong Community Garden fellowship meets on the first Thursday of the month in the church grounds, to garden, chat, have a ‘cuppa’ and fellowship. Generally between 9.00 and 11.30am, with the gathering being subject to weather conditions
Other activities such as concerts and luncheons are held throughout the year, and details are published in the parish bulletin
Annual Parish activities include:
Parish Fete at Cudal
Dawn Anzac Day Commemoration in St Alban’s Church grounds, Toogong
St James’ Church hosts the Cudal School’s whole-of-school Christmas Service – in the last week of term four
Involvement in the Cudal School’s whole-of-school Education Week Service and its Easter Service. These are held in the Anglican or Roman Catholic Churches
Molong Street Stall
World Day of Prayer Services take place in Cudal and Molong, rotating between different churches in each centre, including St James’ and St John’s
Parish policies and practices
Enquiries regarding Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Funerals are always welcome
Baptisms usually take place during regular worship services with the parish community
Confirmation preparation programmes are provided for adults and children (usually from 6th class onwards) who seek Confirmation. The Confirmation Service generally takes place in the latter part of the year – as needed
Couples seeking marriage are strongly encouraged to undertake a “Marriage Prepare” programme as part of their commitment to their future together
As a Parish, we are constantly taking steps to enhance our welcome and outreach
Parish entry updated: 9 January 2023