Living Water gathered in 2015 to plan for the coming three years. Four development goals were agreed on and will form the basis of our plans for 2016 – 2018.

  1. Build a new Community Store and renovate the rectory.
  2. Construct ‘The Good Life Community Garden’.
  3. Employ an Associate Minister.
  4. Start a Third Sunday Service.

1.Build a new Community Store and renovate the rectory.

Our Community Store forms a key part of our outreach and service to the city of Albany and particularly to those in need. Our vegetable garden produces chemical free produce that is appreciated by many locals, as are the many potted plants. We also offer access to clean recycled clothing and small household items for a few dollars per item. Our volunteers in the Community Store see their service as a ministry and are intentionally approachable and willing to assist anyone who comes through the door with a kind word, a cup of tea and a prayer.

Our new Community Store has now been completed and is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am to 4pm!

Click here for more information about the Community Store

2. Construct ‘The Good Life Community Garden’.

Construction is well underway! And should be completed by August 2018.

Click here for more information about the Good Life Community Garden

3. Employ an Associate Minister

Altogether, adults and children, we are a community of over 230 people (according to our current Pastoral Roll). We are also a diverse, ministry rich community with many ministries and leaders. An additional Associate Minister is needed.

Progress? The oversight committee convened in May 2018, and recruitment will begin shortly.

Cost?  Our pastoral pledge campaign is progressing well, we have raised approximately 70% of the first years salary.  All donations towards growing our pastoral staff can be deposited into our Building Fund with reference “Pastoral Pledge”.

4. Start a Third Sunday Service

Sundays are increasingly becoming busy times for people with sport, events and school commitments. A late afternoon/early evening Sunday service would be ideal for people in these kinds of situations.

At the end of each year in November, we meet to evaluate the progress of these goals and plan for the year ahead. If you would like to discuss any of these goals further, please contact our Wardens Jeremy Lemon, or Rob Palmer and Malcolm Bromhead.


“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Eph3:20-21