Upcoming Events

10:00 am Wollongong Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Wollongong Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Wollongong Area Day will be held at St Mark’s West Wollongong on Thursday 26 October 2017 The topic for the day is “Forgiveness – What we all need and have but often find hard[...]
10:30 am Advent Service @ St Philip's
Advent Service @ St Philip's
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
You are invited to join us at this service. It will be a modified version of the 1662 Communion Service led by Reverend Janis Donohoo. St Philip’s Church Hill is at 3 York Street Sydney.[...]
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Dec 1 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on Friday 1 December in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of hand made items to sell on the stall would be very much appreciated. Funds raised will[...]

David Brake

Tribute to David Brake
Shared by Jan Livingstone
Just a few weeks ago now, I attended the Memorial Service for David Brake. David was a personal friend and I know that along with many others I will miss him greatly. The Memorial Service prepared for him was truly God honouring with some wonderful family tributes and a most inspiring sermon from Bishop Peter Dawson.

Many members would know Rita Brake, David’s wife, very well. She was the MU Vice President for Wollongong Region and is currently the Deanery President for the Southern Highlands. David and Rita to my mind, seemed to do most things together. In particular they ministered together and it is hard to think of one without the other.

They served as missionaries with CMS in Darwin then, after some years in Shellharbour, again served with CMS in Tanzania. In fact they were the missionaries we supported in the Parish of Bowral. It was delightful when some years ago they came to live in Bowral and commenced serving in the congregation. Both David and Rita enthusiastically led the Parish Missionary Committee for many years and between them were involved with several bible study and prayer groups as well as encouraging the monthly service at their retirement village, “Annesley”.

David and Rita regularly supported each other and their family; reading the scriptures and praying together and encouraging all of us to do the same. Their shared ministry has profoundly affected me and so many others. Our prayers are with Rita and her family as they grieve and we thank God for the life and witness of David Brake.