Welcome to the Parish of Wangaratta West and the Warbys
A Prayer in the Time of Pandemic
We pray for doctors, nurses and all who are caring for the sick that, through their skill and care, those affected by coronavirus may be restored to health. Give skill, wisdom and resilience to medical researchers and those searching for a vaccine.
We pray for the vulnerable and the fearful, for those who are isolated through current lockdowns. In their loneliness, be their hope and give us strength to be bearers of your compassion to others, even in the midst of our own fears and disquiet.
We pray for our homes and families, our schools and aged care facilities; for our local community, that our neighbourhoods may be places of trust and friendship and not of fear and suspicion.
We pray for those who are guiding our nation and our state at this time; for the leaders of the nations of the world and all who guide public health policy during this pandemic, that they may not be guided by partisan politics, but may look to the welfare and care of all their people.
To your love and protection we commit each other and all those we love and this world that you love and for which your Son came and gave his life that all may live, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Parish of Wangaratta West and the Warbys includes the western part of the City of Wangaratta and the districts of Taminick and Glenrowan. It was formed in 1991 and has developed to provide a friendly parish that is open to the community with a modern Catholic tradition. St Michael’s Church Wangaratta West was built as a hall in 1961 and has been extended and refurbished extensively since to meet the needs of the local community. It was consecrated in 2001.
St Paul’s Church, Glenrowan: the present building was built in local stone in 1959 to replace an older wooden structure. It is situated behind the famous Jones’ Hotel where Ned Kelly and his Gang were captured. The new extension of a Vestry, Parish hall and Ablution facilities were dedicated on 26 June 2016
The Parish is a part of the Diocese of Wangaratta in North East Victoria.
St Michael’s is at the corner of O’Leary and Appin St’s in Wangaratta.
Services at St Michael’s are a Eucharist at 9.30 am each Sunday. There is a Eucharist at 10.00 am each Tuesday followed by a Bible Study.
St Paul’s is in Church St, Glenrowan.
Services are weekly on Sunday’s at 11.00 am. 1st and 3rd Sunday’s are led by Parishioners. 2nd and 4th are Eucharists.
St George’s is in Upper Taminick Road, Taminick.
Services are on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month at 8.00 am
The Anglican Chapel of Our Lady and St John, St John’s Village, 113 Williams Road, Wangaratta.
Services are held at St John’s at 5.00 pm each Saturday with a Vigil Eucharist.
Our Parish Priest is Father David Still. Father David came to the Parish in Early 2020.