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Inter-Church Council & Schools’ Ministry
Our Parish belongs to the Central Mitcham Inter-Church Council State Schools Ministry Group Incorporated chaired by Gordon Hervey. This body provides an ecumenical forum for local churches and is responsible for the employment and support of Christian Pastoral Support (CPS ) Workers, formerly known as Chaplains. Currently the group supports part-time CPS workers in Urrbrae, Mitcham Primary School, Mitcham Girls’ High, and Westbourne Park Primary. Finances are contributed by member churches and interested individual parishioners. One current project is assisting new arrivals, many of them from Africa, with English language. Greater involvement by parishioners is an aim.

Lower Mitcham Ministers’ Association
Clergy from local churches meet regularly at St Michael’s for fellowship, prayer and to discuss matters of mutual concern.

Nursing Homes
We have two Residential Aged Care places in our parish at Resthaven,
Kingswood, and Sunset Lodge, Kingswood. A Ministry team takes a Communion Service at each on the secondThursday of the month.

Friendship Service
Volunteers pick up residents from Nursing Homes, and other elderly parishioners, on the third Thursday of the month for a friendship Communion Service at St Michael’s, followed by morning tea. New drivers and helpers are always needed.

Playgroup
This meets on Monday mornings, at 9.30 am in the Parish Hall, during school terms. The group is informal and MU members are rostered to offer welcome and a cup of tea for the group.

Anglicare
Our parish supports the work of Anglicare in the diocese, particularly with food for the Magdalene Centre distribution, and clothes and items for the shop. Christmas cards are also sold each year, with our parish raising the highest amount in the diocese in 2006.

Missions
ABM
The parish is affiliated with ABM and is represented on the auxiliary. Support is given through the Lenten envelope and Fast Food Fast, sale of Calendars, and support of auxiliary fundraisers.

BCA
Collection Boxes are handed in twice a year are used to support BCA.

CMS
We have a special link with Andy & Jenny Bennett in Tanzania and at St Andrew’s Hall. They are supported by annual fundraisers, usually a dinner and a card day.

Christmas Bowl
The parish uses the Christmas Bowl envelopes and has volunteers who coordinate Badge Day both in the city and at Mitcham Square.  Parishioners roster to sell badges.

Everyone’s Mission
Important and valuable contributions are made by many parishioners in the wider community, both informally and through numerous other organisations. Our Baptism calls us to mission, and every conversation, every situation, whether at home, work, school or play is an opportunity for mission and witness.

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