Anglican Pastoral District of Southern Vales
(Diocese of The Murray)
Office No: 0487 420 653
Address:
99 Main Road
PO Box 306 McLaren Vale SA 5171
Priests:
Fr Simon Waters Rectory 08 8323 9744
Fr Peter Simmons 0419 803 630
Rectory: 08 83239744

Anglican Pastoral District of Southern Vales
Office No: 0487 420 653 | Address: 99 Main Road
PO Box 306 McLaren Vale SA 5171
Priests:
Fr Simon Waters Rectory 08 8323 9744
Fr Peter Simmons 0419 803 630
Rectory: 08 83239744

Baptism

Baptism is a simple ceremony of washing in water, practiced by Christians since the time of Jesus.

Some will decide they would like to belong to the Church.  We do this formally through Baptism.

Parents are welcome to bring their infants to Baptism (sometimes called Christening) and encourage and support them until they are old enough to make their own response.

We welcome you to contact Peter to discuss Baptism for yourself or your child.

Confirmation

Weddings

Our churches are welcoming and reverent places for the exchange of wedding vows.

Our clergy are licensed to perform the Church’s ceremonies and are also authorized Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants. They are willing to assist with your legal, practical and spiritual requirements.

You will need to allow time (at least three months) to make the necessary preparations, to complete the legal requirements and plan details of the Service.

Always please check the church and clergy availability before making other bookings, for a reception venue, cars, photos etc.

For more information and to discuss your wedding plans further please contact Fr Simon: Rectory 83239744,  or Fr Peter 0419 803 630.

Funerals

The churches of the Pastoral District of Southern Vales are available for Funerals.

They provide an ideal peaceful and unhurried setting for saying farewell to loved ones.

It is always necessary to confirm time and availability of the church and clergy in advance, before any other arrangements are put in place.

Our Clergy are often willing to take Services at Funeral Directors’ premises, Crematorium Chapels and Cemeteries.

There is also a form of prayer (Committal) which is used at the graveside or when ashes are committed to the ground (interred).

There are several Anglican cemeteries and places for the interment of ashes at the churches of our Pastoral District.   (Link to Cemeteries page).

For more information and to discuss your funeral requirements further please contact Fr Simon: Rectory 83239744,  or Fr Peter 0419 803 630.

Pastoral Care

We have a small team of dedicated parish visitors who will be pleased to visit you by arrangement.

Home Communion is available to those unable to attend a service and we look for other ways to serve those in need, especially through our welfare agencies.

For more information or to arrange a home visit please Ph: (08) 8323 9155