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A story is told about George Herbert, English poet, priest and amateur musician: one day, on his way to a music session with some of his friends, he came upon a poor man whose horse had fallen under his load. Both man and horse were in distress and in urgent need of help.

Herbert took off his clerical robes and helped the man to unload the horse, get him on his feet, and then load him up again. Then he gave the man some money to refresh himself and the horse. That done, he set out again to keep his appointment with his friends.
Normally he kept himself very clean and trim, so when he turned up with his hands dirty and his clothes soiled, his friends were very surprised. When he told them the cause of it, one of them expressed disapproval that he should have got himself involved in such dirty employment.

But he answered: ‘The thought of what I have done will be like music. The omission of it would have caused discord in my life. For if I am bound to pray for all who are in distress, I am sure that I am bound so far as it is in my power to practice what I pray for.’ Then he said, ‘And now, let’s tune our instruments.’

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Fr Flor McCarthy sdb











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Trinity is a Community of Anglicans and has offered worship and served the local and wider community since 1856. This is a church in the Catholic tradition of the Anglican Church where the worship is offered with great care, with celebration involving ceremonial and musical traditions.  The Mass is at the heart of the Parish Community life.

The present church was constructed in 1876/77, and nearby Trinity Hall and the Rectory where the priests live replaced earlier buildings in 1891/1892. Now rather an oasis surrounded by both commercial and residential zones, Trinity maintains open grounds and a place of relative quiet. The church is open most days, all day. It is surrounded by mature trees and provides a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Valley.

We welcome many and any - Trinity is inclusive of people of differing national origins, lifestyles, the lonely and wounded as well as those who seek just and fair Christian outcomes, based on the values our Lord expounded, practised and taught.



Page reviewed 30 January 2016





Fr Trevor Bulled O.G.S.
Contact: 3852 1635 or 0413 995 021

Church Wardens
James Tranter
Phillip Rule

Director of Music
David Webster

Robert Dearness B.Mus., FTCL, L.Mus.A.
0412 929 869

Hall bookings and parking
Download form: Hall booking form

February Pantry closure
Details Parish News page

Annual General Assembly
Sunday 21 February 4:00 pm

followed by the renowned Sherry Party with Evensong and the commissioning of Parish Councillors at 6:00 pm
Nominations for the positions of People's Warden(s), Synod Representatives, Parish Nominators and Ordinary Members of Parish Council should be submitted in writing to the Rector by Sunday 14 February.

Communion wafers
Gluten free wafers are available for all services. Please let the sidespeople know if you require or desire these.

Information link:
900 Ann St Development 900 Ann St Development

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