Groups & Events

Welcome to Youth Group!

WHO: Our Junior Youth Group welcomes anyone in grades 3 to 6. WHEN: We meet at 4pm-5pm on the 1st Thursday of the month during term time. WHERE: The Old Church, access from the church carpark at the top of the driveway. WHAT: We usually have a short Bible study and an informal chat over …

Ladies’ Guild of St Stephen and St Mary

The guild meets at 2.00 pm on the second Thursday of each month from February to November in The Parish Centre. It was formed in 1935 and even though our role has changed we are a small close band of members. Our main direction has shifted over more recent years from fund raising to fellowship. …

Social Justice and Mission News

What do these women have in common: The Virgin Mary, Queen Elizabeth II, Mother Teresa, Malala Yousekzai[1]  and Emine Gülbaran[2]  Answer: They have all appeared in public wearing a headscarf!  We believe that the Virgin Mary according to the custom of the time, would have worn a head covering and indeed nearly every image we have …

GalahKookEmu – A group following Benedictine traditions

We are a group who seek to deepen our spiritual walk by following the Benedictine way in our normal everyday lives under the banner of Sister Joan Chittister’s worldwide movement:   www.monasteriesoftheheart.org  We gather monthly at evening home meetings to connect and encourage each other along the way.  Contact the Church office for contact details.

Third Thursday Service and Fellowship

  A Eucharist is held every Thursday at 10 am. On the third Thursday of the month, the service is followed by fellowship and morning tea. Please join us – all welcome. Please contact the Parish Office for more details – 9807 3168.

Thursday Evening Meditation Group

The Thursday evening group meets on Zoom at 7:30 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Michael Mosley convenes the group which is based on the John Main Contemplative traditions of Christian meditation. Michael can be contacted on 048544906 or mc3344@bigpond.com Details are in the weekly Parish Pew Leaflet. Michael emails the …

Afternoon Meditation Group – Inner Stillness

Held on the 1st Wednesday every month in the Chapel from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm led by Val Dyke, the parish’s Spiritual Director.  Email: valdyke@tpg.com.au Val the leads the  group into the silence ‘Be still and know that I am God’ is our prayer as we gather.  A centre piece of a lighted candle …

Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union began at the Parish of St Stephen & St Mary in June 1958 when Mount Waverley was a rural area of orchards, farms and market gardens. Clare Bodey, wife of the vicar, had been advised by the Bishop of Rockhampton to start a branch when she went to her first parish, and …

Men’s Breakfast Group: “The NET”

The ‘Net’ normally meets at 9am on the second Saturday morning of each month -except January – for an informal breakfast gathering The current venue is Café 57, 57 Centreway, Pinewood Shopping Centre, Mount Waverley. A reminder email is also sent and if you would like to be included on The Net’s email data base …

Gardening Group – Treasuring God’s Creation

The Gardening Group is a group of parishioners who help to keep the gardens around the Church looking beautiful – and providing flowers for the Church.  The Group meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 onwards. Additional help is always welcome – you don’t need to be a gardener!  We need help …

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry invites people who enjoy both knitting and crocheting, even at a very simple level, to gather together in fellowship and prayer to create uniquely beautiful shawls. The finished products are handed over to those involved in Pastoral Ministry in the Parish or given to organisations that reach out to people doing …

Our Choir and Musicians

ADULT SINGERS AND PLAYERS St Stephen and St Mary’s offers opportunities for both choral and instrumental musicians. ADULT CHOIR Directed by Brian Copple, the choir sings at the second liturgy on most Sundays and at special Christmas and Easter services. Aside from anthems, they also sings parts of the liturgy, making it less a performance …