Caring for all
Holistic Care Nursing Ministries
These Ministries, run under the direction of 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, or someone you know, would like to participate in any of our programs, please email email@example.com
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we have resumed many of our public activities. For more information about how this affects Holistic Care Nursing Ministries, click ‘learn more’.
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; help with decluttering and removal of unwanted items; and connection to other activities, such as outings and community lunches.
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 Day Respite provides an invaluable support to home-based long-term care services in the community.
Our Community Respite Care Program opened its doors for service in December 2011. Officially opened on 20 February 2012, Covenant Care is a wonderful example of the gospel in action. Most terminally ill people want to remain in their own home to their last days. Covenant Care Day Respite aims to help make this possible by providing this valuable support.
Our day respite offers “A Day with a Difference” for those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness. An equally important aspect is that it offers each carer 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.
We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Canberra Southern Cross Club.
The 2014 ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards were held at the National Museum on Tuesday 13 May. The major awards were presented by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery and the guest speaker was the Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson. The Group Award for the “Community Care and Health” category was awarded to “Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant Volunteers”.
If you would like to become a volunteer on one or more of our programs, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have moved all our public activities to digital platforms. For more information about how this affects the community garden, click ‘learn more’.
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.
Members can share in the harvest of the vegetables we grow together in our community plots and/or can rent their own plot for a small annual fee.
When do we meet?
We meet on the second Sunday of the month.
During the warmer months, October to March, we will meet at 3pm for afternoon tea, followed by a working bee to care for our shared beds or a short talk from a member of the community or invited guest about an aspect of gardening.
Between April and September we will meet between 12-3pm. We will start with a shared lunch, followed by a working bee and/or talk.
Contact us via email at SHOVEL@holycovenant.org.au or call the office on (02) 6251 6100.
We have resumed our public activities. For more information about how this affects the community garden, click ‘learn more’.
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 operate mainly by email and phone and where possible, face to face. For more information, contact the Revd Anne Ranse using the box below.
Other Activities & Groups
Friendship groups, playgroup, resources group, reading group, gentle exercise classes, and more.
We have resumed many of our public activities. For more information about how this affects other activities and groups, click ‘learn more’.
The Covenant Care Day Centre is a valuable addition to home-based palliative care services in the community. It is the only day hospice in Canberra and the only one operating out of a church.
We meet each Monday at 10am in the Worship Centre.
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 email@example.com 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.