COMMUNITY

Community Visitors – Volunteers visiting older people.

St Elizabeth’s Mothers Union is an authorized participant in the Australian Government funded Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) for providing and training friendly volunteers to visit older people who are at risk of loneliness or social isolation. The CVS matches volunteers and recipients for one-on-one visits in aged care homes. The local volunteers who are participating under the umbrella of our Mothers Union group are not required to be a members of it or to attend our church .

Enquiries about volunteering are welcome. Please phone Helen on 8377 2204 or leave a message

Welcome to Australia (Event)

St Elizabeth’s is the lead organizer of the annual Marion ‘Welcome to Australia’ event that provides a platform for new arrivals in Australia to interact with their neighbours. Major sponsors are the Marion Council and the SA Aquatic Centre. The Edwardstown Rotary Club and several sporting bodies also provide active support.

Our Annual Fete

Held in March on the Dwyer Road Reserve , St Elizabeth’s annual Fete is a highly anticipated and respected event recognised for the quantity, variety and quality of what it has to offer. While it functions as a fund raising event, it is equally recognised by many in the surrounding areas as a one of the districts regular community events where everyone can mix and mingle in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The 2019 and 2020 fetes have had to be temporarily relocated to our car park while the Dwyer Road Reserve has been used as part of the Oaklands Railway Crossing upgrade project.

Community Garden

A pilot vegetable and herb garden has been established in our car park and we and other interested individuals and community groups are now in discussion with the Marion Council about expanding the concept in a more appropriate location.