Services, Updates, Events & Date Claimers:
SUNDAYS @ 8.30AM:
Sung Eucharist with Rev’d Penny Jones at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit,
Services are followed by morning tea, to which all are very welcome.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis Theological College, Milton.
On Sat 22nd April 2017 @ 5pm Green & Gold Events
Live at Christ Church Milton: John Schumann
“I Was Only 19” - An ANZAC Commemoration Concert in Song & Spoken Word
Chapel of the Holy Spirit & Old Bishopbourne, St Francis Theological College, Milton.
Christ Church, Milton - Photos by Egil Gausel Photography
*****SATURDAY 21ST OF JANUARY 2017 10am*****:
Rev'd Penelope Jones Commissioning Service as the priest-in-charge of the Auchenflower-Milton Anglican Parish, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit,
St Francis Theological College, Milton.
SUNDAY 26th March 2017 ~ 8.30AM
Mothering Sunday & Clipping Ceremony
The Anglican Parish of Auchenflower-Milton celebrated Mothering Sunday, with a traditional “Clipping Ceremony”, held at The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis Theological College.
Clipping Ceremonies had been held earlier in the Parish:
Here is an extract The Courier-Mail, dated 30 August 1948 p 4 (found by our Heritage Specialist, Historian Dr Hilda Maclean):
"Church in Clipping Ceremony:
'Clipping' of a Milton Church was an outstanding of anniversary ceremony held yesterday.
Two hundred and fifty Anglicans celebrating the 75th anniversary of Christ Church, Milton, surrounded the church, joined hands, and thus 'clipped' (Anglo-Saxon: 'embraced') the church.
By carrying out this old English Mothering Sunday ceremony, the congregation expressed its love for Mother Church.
After singing two verses of the hymn, 'We Love the Place, O God,' the congregation filed into the church, where the Rev. V. H. Whitehouse. a former rector, preached the sermon and celebrated Holy Communion."