Our relationship with our local ecumenical neighbours spans many years. Our ministers meet for lunch once a quarter for mutual support and to discuss issues which are particular to our area.
The five local congregations (St. Ambose Catholic, Christ Church Anglican, Brunswick Baptists, Brunswick Salvation Army Corps and Brunswick Uniting Church) worship together on Palm Sunday and Pentecost Sunday.
We also enjoy a close relationship with the Sophia’s Spring congregation which meets at CERES. We share many common values, occasionally worship support FUNdraising events and support rallies and actions together.
On Palm Sunday we all converge on foot to St. Ambrose where we participate in an open air Palm Sunday liturgy. The Brunswick Baptist congregation returns with us to conclude the service.
On Pentecost Sunday we gather at one of our sites to share a liturgy often prepared by the National Council of Churches. We also invite a guest speaker and share a light meal together after the service.
We have two shared passions – support for refugees and care for the residents of Stewart Lodge Supportive Residential Service.
On Pentecost Sunday 8th June 2014 we blessed banners declaring our welcome to asylum seekers and refugees. These hung on our properties for many months. Every year we come together to support Stewart Lodge Carols, a highly anticipated event during which we sing traditional Christmas carols, share suppers and delight in the giving of gift bags to each of the 80 residents.