Holy Covenant Anglican ChurchCommunity
Nurturing heart, mind and soul
Holy Covenant is a place where everyone has the opportunity to discover and share their gifts with others.
The parish has started a becoming well program offering short conversations for carers about a variety of mental health topics with the aim of helping their wellbeing. Each conversation is with a professional counsellor, therapist or advocate who helps people become well when they experience these kind of challenges in life.
These conversations are offered to the whole community on the basis that wellness is a spiritual priority for everyone while any religious content or perspective is kept as minimal as possible.
Check our Upcoming Events or the Weekly Bulletin to see when the next conversation is happening and what the topic will be.
Caring for all
Holistic Care Nursing Ministries
These Ministries, run under the direction of the Venerable Emeritus Anne Ranse OAM RN, serve to carry out our Parish Mission Statement: To grow in Christ together, to equip for service, to care for all.
If you could benefit from one of our programs, or wish to volunteer, please send an email via the form below.
Home visits; assistance with shopping and errands; transport for appointments; connection to other activities, such as outings and community lunches; casseroles and soups, as needed; and assistance with end of life planning, when requested.
Home help with sorting/downsizing, decluttering and removal of unwanted items.
Transport to and from planned group events throughout the year, such as Floriade, musical recitals, and the theatre.
Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant: A Day with a Difference
Covenant Care opened in 2012 and is a wonderful example of the gospel in action. Most terminally ill people want to remain in their own home to their last days. The support provided by Covenant Care Day Respite helps make this possible.
Our day respite offers “A Day with a Difference” for those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness. It also allows carers to have a day off to catch up on outstanding matters or to take some time out to relax. Our experienced registered nurse and cheerful volunteers ensure that the clients and carers know they are in good hands and will be well entertained and cared for while attending our program.
In 2014, the ACT Volunteer of the Year Group Award for the “Community Care and Health” category was awarded to “Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant Volunteers”.
We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Canberra Southern Cross Club.
SHOVEL is a community with a common interest in nurturing the resources that God has given us. We do this by growing our own food, using sustainable practices.
Anyone with an interest in sustainable gardening is welcome to join us, regardless of gardening experience and knowledge.
We plant, grow and harvest together in our community plots.
We meet on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.
The SHOVEL Team invited Adrienne Francis from ABC Radio Canberra to visit the garden early in 2022. Click here to listen to the interview and learn more about what we do!
Some of our favourite recipes using the produce grown in our garden were also featured on ABC Radio Canberra’s Saturday Kitchen.
Contact us via email at SHOVEL@holycovenant.org.au or call the office on (02) 6251 6100.
Pets are a beloved part of our family whether you own a cat or a dog or some other pet, every pet owner knows that our animals play a key role in our lives.
This ministry consists of:
- Supporting pet owners and their pets with prayer and opportunities to talk to someone who understands the importance of pets in their life.
- To celebrate a pet’s life in joy and sadness.
- Offer a prayer vine.
- Memorial services.
- Remembrance services.
- Pastoral care to pet owners.
- There will be opportunity to make up small packs of dog food for the pets of homeless people in the Jamison area.
Genesis 2:18-19 – Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name”
This ministry operates mainly by email and phone and where possible, face to face. For more information, contact the Revd Anne Ranse using the box below.
As a community, we seek to be there for one another by providing special prayer when needs arise.
For prayer requests, please fill out the contact form.
Other Activities & Groups
Friendship groups, playgroup, resources group, reading group, gentle exercise classes, and more.
On the first Friday of each month, the parish hosts a pizza night for the neighbourhood. Members are encouraged to invite friends and neighbours to a free night of good food, great games and wonderful conversation in the worship centre.
Have a Good Yarn
‘Have a Good Yarn’ is a chat and knitting/craft group that meets in the Rainbow Centre on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
EfM - Exploring Faith Matters
Are you looking to take your faith journey deeper?
We learn together in community, read scripture and explore how our faith and theology intersects with the world around us as we look at different theological tools which help us reflect on our traditions, culture, experience and positions and discern where our own interests and passions dovetail with the work of faith.
For more details go to Exploring Faith Matters (efmaustralia.org)
Online discussion groups are held each term throughout the year to deepen and broaden our understanding of faith. In term 1 the group read Freeing Jesus (2022) by Diana Butler Bass. In term 2 we’re reading This is God’s table: finding church beyond the walls (2020) by Anna Woofenden. In term 3 we’ll explore Richard Rohr’s Falling upwards: a spirituality for the two halves of life (2011). In term 4 we’ll read For the life of the world: theology that makes a difference (2019) by Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun. Contact Wayne for details.
Meditation is a way to nurture faith through silence and learning how to listen to the deep, constant presence of God in our lives.
A group operates in the Worship Centre every Tuesday from 12:30pm and another on Wednesdays from 6pm.
Rainbow Playgroup is a group of mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers who meet together each Friday morning from 10am until 12pm with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers for interaction and fun. It’s a great way for children to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills and also to share ideas and experiences.
For more information contact the office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (02) 6251 6100.
For those looking for a challenge, a Scrabble group meets at 9:30am in the Rainbow Centre on Thursday mornings, giving attendees an opportunity to stretch their mental muscles a little further.
A Tai Chi class runs in the Worship Centre on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am, allowing people to explore a different method of building body and mind.
MOTH - Monastery of the Heart
MOTH is a book study group that meets from 10.30am – 12.00pm on the first Friday of the month in the Rainbow Centre. Newcomers are always welcome.
Each quarter, the parish hosts a dinner with pizza and a speaker. This event usually appeals to older people.
Women's Afternoon Tea
6pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Southern Cross Club in Jamison.