Anglican Parish of Braidwood; Serving Our God in Our Community
Our Parish offers many opportunities to enjoy fellowship and make new friends. All are invited to these occasions, and
you are welcome to stay for as short as long as you desire.
Crafty or not Crafty meets each Thursday morning between 10 and 12 at the Parish Centre. This is a time to try new or
familiar craft activities, learn new skills, or simply fellowship while you leave the creativity to others.
The Parish holds a Monster Book Fair in the National Theatre during the long weekends in January and June. The Parish
also runs the Annual Daffodil Fair in Ryrie Park on the second Saturday in September.
Prayer is an important part of our community, as we thank God for his blessings and seek his guidance in our individual,
Parish and community lives. There are opportunities for individual prayer during all our services. In addition the House of
Prayer meets weekly in the Parish Centre on Thursdays from 12.30 to 2.30. All are welcome. There is a prayer chapel at the
front on the left at St Andrews Braidwood. Personal prayer leaves can be placed on the prayer trees, or you may like to enter
your requests in the prayer diary and/or light a candle and spend some time in quiet reflection. The First Names of those
requesting prayer are read at Morning Prayer (9am) during the week.
Special Services:- Each year the Parish gives thanks for particular blessings during special services. These include the
Parish Anniversary, and various thanksgiving services such as the Harvest Festival.
Caring for our community The Parish supports a number of organisations that provide help and support to those in need,
such as counselling and food parcels. These include Braidwood Life Centre, a local ecumenical organisation, and Anglicare,
part of the broader mission of the Anglican Church that responds to human need by providing a loving service. In addition
we have our own Outreach Centre which provides assistance to those in need including food parcels and other practical help.