Welcome to the website of the Anglican Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia
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The Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia is located on the Broken Creek, North Central plains in the State of Victoria, Australia. The Parish has congregations in the townships of Numurkah, Nathalia, and Barmah and district of Wakiti Creek. Established 120 years ago we offer worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition based on a liberal-progressive understanding of the Christian faith.
Our Vision: To be a joyous, worshipping, accepting, loving community of caring people.
Our Mission: To joyously proclaim God’s love for all, with compassionate outreach to those in need.
Inside this site you can look around at the four centres which make up the Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia, find a service you might like to attend and be assured of a warm welcome. We hope you will find this site useful – leave a comment if you feel inclined.
Our “What’s on” button takes you to forthcoming events and opportunities for participate in the life of the parish. Here you will find dates and times and places of events that are planned.
“Events” reviews some of the activities that have already happened.
“Strategic Plan” provides an overview of our strategic directions for ministry.
“Education” will lead to the Faith Enhancement program that is being offered including seasonal studies and ongoing themes.
“Parish Groups” lists the opportunities for involvement in ongoing parish life.
Click on the “Contact” for addresses, phones, email, fax.
De-consecration of Holy Nativity and All Saints Barmah.
The Rt. Rev’s John Parkes, Bishop of Wangaratta de-consecrated Holy Nativity and All Saints Barmah at a well attended service on Saturday 15th July 2017.
The Barmah church was the town’s first, and now the town’s last, place of worship, after it originally began as a wooden structure that was brought over from Picola in 1913.
The original timber building had to be eventually pulled down in 1966 when it was ravaged by termites.
The existing building designed to be a multi-purpose space was built in 1966.
The new church was fitted out with locally sourced red gum and the fence was made out of the cable from the old Murray River punt.
Services stopped last year and the power cut off, the building is sound and will be put up for sale.
Rev’d Sally Boothey, rector of Numurkah-Nathalia Parish said “It is a time of sadness, to contemplate the closure of this, or any church, and it seems that an era when traditional Christian worship and teaching centered around church buildings is passing”.