Sunday 20 June 2021

With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions of regional Victoria, you’re warmly invited to join our face-to-face church services
this Sunday at South East Bendigo Anglican Church.

Great news! If you’d like to attend our 8 am, 9:15 am or 5 pm Services this week, you do NOT need to book in, you can just come along to those services!

Our 11am Family Service will have capacity of 100 people and we’ll be seating people in both the church and foyer areas.
In more good news, Seekers – our Children’s Ministry – will be back in action this week.

To book for the 11am Family Service, please book in here >

If you have any issues with registering, please email office[at] or phone 03 5443 3482 and we will assist you.
If the 11am Service is full when you try to book, please consider attending one of the other services.

This Sunday

We’ll be continuing our new series ‘Jesus The Game Changer (Part 2)’.

8am and 9:15am Services: Brian Stanmore.
11am and 5:00pm Services: Cindy Bell
Bible Readings: Psalm 107 and Hebrews 4:12-16.

If you have any issues with registering, please email office[at] or phone 03 5443 3482 and we will assist you.

Watch the latest service on YouTube

Ministry Team News: Rev. Bertram Mather

An opportunity has recently emerged for Bertram to move onto ministry opportunities outside of our Parish here at South East Bendigo. Bertram will be serving over the next period as a Locum in townships north of Bendigo including Rochester, Elmore, Colbinabbin, Goornong and Raywood.

We thank Bertram and Stella for the time they have committed to us in service and we pray that this new leg of their ministry will be both fruitful and rewarding. You may still see Bertram and Stella around as they will be living in the rectory until later in the year, so, please continue to invite them for meals and share in community with them.

We will be looking to have an appropriate farewell in the near future.

Rev. Trev Bell
Senior Minister

Upcoming Events

Prayer and Praise Night

This Wednesday (23rd June) night starting at 7:30pm at the church.

Please come for a time of worship together and a time to pray for our community and our church.

Blokes Barn

The Blokes Barn be meeting again this Monday from 9:30am at the church and this week’s speaker will be Kevin Furness. Bloke’s come and invite a mate along!

Faith and Work

Come along to a free workshop to connect what you do at work with God’s plan for the world. This event will provide biblical underpinning for why we work as Christians, in both paid and unpaid work. It will cover work’s joys, its pressures, and its contradictions, in light of God’s original creation work and the work of Jesus on the cross.

Date: Sunday 27th June from 4pm

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Laird, City Bible Forum

Panellists: Cr. Dave Fagg, Gaelle Broad, Sarah Hemmings and Terry Hunter.

Register now >

Parish News

Roster time – July to October

To enable us to prepare the service rosters from July to the end of October, we ask volunteers to record any dates that you will be away via Elvanto as soon as practical.

To do this, you can log-in to Elvanto via a web browser, or use the Elvanto app on your smartphone.

Trev has prepared a nifty, short video tutorial to explain how to set your ‘unavailable’ dates.

Changes to confirmation messages

Please note that for this next round of rosters, we will not request ‘confirmations’ from volunteers to confirm each service date. We’ll assume that if the volunteer has not marked a date as ‘unavailable’ then they are available. This will help reduce the number of messages and notifications sent to volunteers.

Volunteers will still receive a weekly reminder of their roles.

If you have any issues with rostering, please email or phone 03 5443 3482 and we will record your details or assist you.

Church-based mid-week activities return

We anticipate a return to our church-based mid-week activities this week. Please note those that meet at the church for any reason should be using the QR codes each time to check in.

As we are still unable to meet in homes, your home groups may wish to meet at the church. Please contact Karen or Trev to chat about this if it is something your home group would like to do.

Help needed for BWNS

We are wanting again to ask people to consider helping with Bendigo Winter Night Shelter (BWNS). They are in need of volunteers to lighten the load as the program has experienced a downturn in volunteers this year.

  • In 2019, BWNS recruited 270 volunteers and managed quite well.
  • In 2020, there were 340 volunteers and did not utilise them all. 
  • This year, there are just over 100 volunteers. 

More are needed to make it manageable both with volunteers on the night and administration. 

Please consider how you could help.

There’s a range of roles to play, with the key areas of need including: 

  • Kitchen Hand
  • Evening Shift
  • Night Shift
  • Morning Shift

Visit: for more information

For more information, speak with Andrew Plant on 0475 399 138 or email

We encourage you to pray about getting involved with the shelter, for this opportunity to be Jesus’ hands and feet in our community.

Bunnings BBQ serving opportunity on July 17th

We have been given a great opportunity for service alongside one of our smaller churches at the Bunnings BBQ on July 17th. The money raised will contribute towards the mission and life of St Marks Golden Square.

What an easy and fun way to share in fellowship with other Christians and serve the wider community with joy! There is a sign-up sheet in the church foyer for anyone interested joining in with this opportunity.

Can you provide digital help?

Do you have a spare hour through the week?

We have an opportunity to take advantage of a free government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians when they use the Internet and everyday technology (your phones, other devices). We have a handful of people keen to be helped, we just need a co-ordinator.

This program provides all the resources for free! If you think you could help, please see Jenny Furness (or Trev) for more information.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.