Guidelines for All Parishes
Updated 25 May 2022

Worship from now until further notice:

There are no mask, vaccination or checkin requirements or capacity limits in place for weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies (Sunday services etc).

If the wedding or ceremony is being held in a venue that has vaccination requirements, such as hospitality settings, community facilities, or entertainment venues, then you must follow that venue’s requirements.

Morning Teas

We ask parishes to consider morning teas maintaining the highest practical covid-safe standards.

We also encourage individuals to maintain safe social-distancing during morning teas and the over-crowding of parish halls to be avoided.

Common Cup

On 25 May 2022 the Bishop issued an Ad Clerum (letter to the clergy) regarding the restoration of the Common Cup beginning Pentecost Sunday (5 June 2022). You can read the text of the letter here:

Op Shops

Should have a covid-safe plan (the same they were using during the last period of operation)

Masks must be worn by volunteers.

If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.


Enquiries to:

The Registrar
Peter Jarvis
Mon, Tue & Thurs at the Bishop’s Registry (5331 1183)
Wed at home (4343 1405)
Email -

The Safe Church Officer
The Rev’d Glen Wesley
Mon-Wed at the Bishop’s Registry (5331 1183)
or 0429 146 566
Email -

General Synod Advice re Streaming & Copyright

CCLI live streaming licence

Each church that intends to conduct live streaming must have its own individual CCLI Church Copyright live streaming licence. This licence allows you to stream or podcast your live-recorded worship service music on your church’s website or other streaming services. Group licences are currently not available. Further details see

APBA copyright

Copyright for the use of material from A Prayer Book for Australia should be acknowledged during live streaming and a graphic added to end of any published videos.

Use of music during live streaming services

Those who are using contemporary songs will need to purchase a licence via CCLI as noted above. Those who are using traditional hymns played live rather than recordings should not require permission if the music is in the public domain, which much of it is.

Choral music will need to be in the public domain otherwise a license will be required. Parishes should seek the advice of their person who usually coordinates music in their parish in this regard.

Use of video during live streaming services

Showing film scenes, videos or clips will require specific licencing to prevent against any breaches of copyright.


Privacy law should also be considered in the case of live streaming. Ensuring that you have the permission of those who may appear in your live stream will minimise the risk of a privacy breach.