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30 June 2014

In early May, Benetas formalised the amalgamation of its Benetas at Home and Respite and Community Care services, launching Benetas Home Care....

In early May, Benetas formalised the amalgamation of its Benetas at Home and Respite and Community Care services, launching Benetas Home Care.

Spanning all in home services such as in-home nursing, case management personal care and including respite, the amalgamation will improve the way services are delivered to clients, regardless of the type of service or how it is funded.

General Manager Benetas Home Care Jeremy McAuliffe said he hoped the amalgamation would result in an improved customer experience and better long term outcomes for clients.

“The aim of merging these divisions is to quite simply make things easier for our clients, and their families and carers,” said Mr McAuliffe. “Benetas Home Care will mean that clients won’t be jumping across Benetas divisions, telling their stories repeatedly and starting all over again when they need a new service.”

The introduction of a single point of entry at regional level, along with a greater focus on understanding client goals, will result in more efficient and effective service provision.

“We will still be providing the same services clients currently receive,” said Mr McAuliffe. “But they will be better.”

The division’s new name is the result of a three-month consultation process, which sought to better understand how clients, carers, families and staff saw Benetas. By giving the new division a name as simple as ‘Home Care’, Benetas hopes to address some of the confusion surrounding in home aged care services.

“The feedback we heard during the consultation process indicated that clients, their families and staff wanted a name that clearly stated what the division does,” said Mr McAuliffe. “I believe Benetas Home Care achieves this goal, and clearly groups together the suite of services we offer to the community.”

30 June 2014

Benetas was pleased to welcome Federal Shadow Minister for Ageing, the Hon. Shayne Neumann MP, to Benetas Colton Close in Glenroy in early May....

Benetas was pleased to welcome Federal Shadow Minister for Ageing, the Hon. Shayne Neumann MP, to Benetas Colton Close in Glenroy in early May.

Benetas extended the invitation to Minister Neumann as part of its commitment to advocating on behalf of older Victorians to ensure their voices are heard and needs are central in the debate about the future of aged care services.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said the visit gave Mr Neumann crucial insight into the needs and opinions of older people.

“As a not-for-profit provider, we believe our role is to not only provide quality services but also improve the wellbeing of all older people and ensure they have a positive experience of ageing,” said Ms Hills.

“One of the most significant ways we can do this is by inviting key decision makers to take a look inside our facilities, and to meet face to face with the clients and staff who are most impacted by policy.”

Mr Neumann’s visit coincided with Benetas responding to a number of changes proposed in the Federal Government’s new Budget.

While the Budget brings with it some welcome changes, some elements, such as increasing the cost of access to primary health care services and cuts to respite options, raise concern.

“The cost of health care is already a major issue for many older people,” said Ms Hills. “Increasing the cost of a GP consultation and pharmaceuticals, especially for older people with chronic illnesses, might deter them from getting the care they need when they need it.”

“There is also an urgent need for respite options for people in the community. We have seen an increase in people employed outside of the home performing the role of primary carer, so we must be able to provide respite support to these people as they need it.”

“Benetas is committed to advocating for the needs of older people, their carers and families, and will continue to do so to ensure they are properly supported. We welcome some of the changes in the Federal Budget, but there are still a lot of questions that need answering.”

30 June 2014

As part of Benetas’ commitment to planning for the future needs of older Victorians, work has recently commenced on a $13 million redevelopment of...

As part of Benetas’ commitment to planning for the future needs of older Victorians, work has recently commenced on a $13 million redevelopment of Benetas Corowa Court in Mornington.

The significant expansion, which will increase the capacity of the facility from 60 to 120 beds, will see a range of innovations introduced, aimed at increasing social connectedness of residents and improving their wellbeing and access to services.

The commencement of works was celebrated at an official ‘Turning of the sod’ event at the site in early April, with Mornington Shire Mayor Antonella Celi joining parish representatives, members of the local community, residents, families and staff to mark the occasion.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said that the greater demand for aged care services meant providers needed to be more creative in their design of new facilities.

“With over 21 per cent of people living on the Mornington Peninsula aged 65 or older, this expansion will ensure that Benetas can meet the increasing demand for aged care in the area, now and well into the future,” said Ms Hills.

“We are committed to ensuring that not only do we meet this need, but that we meet it in the most responsive ways possible.

“More and more people want to live in their own homes as they age, and we will support them to do that. Yet the reality is, many people still need residential aged care, and we need to be able to provide innovative building and design solutions to make their stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The new development at Benetas Corowa Court is the perfect example of innovative design.”

The expanded facility will include the introduction of cluster-type living, with bedrooms planned around smaller, more accessible resident activity areas, and increased proximity to internal support services.

“We are genuinely looking forward to when this site is completed and ready for occupation in late 2015,” said Ms Hills.

23 June 2014

Benetas is proud to release Towards 2019 Strategic Plan which outlines our approach to achieving a vision of a positive, fulfilling experience of...

Benetas is proud to release Towards 2019 Strategic Plan which outlines our approach to achieving a vision of a positive, fulfilling experience of ageing.

It also lays out how we, as an aged care provider, will deliver on our commitment of offering the highest level of customer service that we possibly can.

View all of Benetas' reports and publications including Benetas Towards 2019 - Strategic Plan

12 April 2014

Benetas Lovell House invites you to...

Benetas Lovell House invites you to celebrate at our:

Benetas Lovell House Happy Easter Open Day
Saturday 12 April 2014
2.00pm - 4.00pm 
389 Alma Road, Caulfield North

Benetas Lovell House originally opened in 1960 and since that time has become an integral part of the Caulfield community. It has a reputation for outstanding care and beautiful accommodation. A close knit community of residents, family members, staff and volunteer ensure Lovell House continues to foster a fond place in the heart of all those who visit.

Beautiful heritage furniture and decor ensure this facility is a popular choice.

Join us to celebrate this wonderful facility, plus enjoy:

  • Entertainers 
  • Easter egg hunt 
  • Spinning wheel 
  • Afternoon tea 
  • Tour of the home

All welcome!

26 March 2014

In the lead up to Easter, two Benetas residential aged care homes have enjoyed a visit from the Henny Penny Hatching...

In the lead up to Easter, two Benetas residential aged care homes have enjoyed a visit from the Henny Penny Hatching program.

Incubators at Benetas Gladswood Lodge in Brunswick West and Benetas Dalkeith Hostel in Traralgon were set up for two weeks with 10 to 12 ready to hatch eggs.

The program, which is made possible thanks to the generosity of our donors, helps residents reconnect with childhood memories.

It has also resulted in less use of the homes’ televisions and greater resident involvement, particularly in managing the upkeep of the incubator and where possible, baby chicks!

“Residents love having Henny Penny at the lodge,” said Benetas Gladswood Lodge Community Coordinator, Gaganpreet Ruzeu. “From old memories being recounted around the brooding pen, as residents fondly recall childhood experiences, the program brings hours of enjoyment and discussion among residents.”

“It is also an ideal source of entertainment for those with visiting grandchildren,” she said.

“The little peck hole which appears in the egg neck, sometimes followed by a break, always draws comments, then the residents watch with fascination and awe as a tiny chick gradually emerges and kicks itself free from the shell.”

Residential homes are permitted to keep the chickens, however if they are not able to they are adopted by local children’s farms.

Benetas relies on donations to provide important social inclusion programs such as Henny Penny Hatching. To make a donation please call 8823 7900.

24 March 2014

A new partnership between Benetas and State Trustees is improving access to crucial information for hundreds of older Victorians.

Announced...

A new partnership between Benetas and State Trustees is improving access to crucial information for hundreds of older Victorians.

Announced at a morning tea at Benetas St George’s in Altona Meadows earlier this year, the partnership involves the two organisations working together to educate clients, their families and staff about the importance of planning for aged care and finance management issues such as creating wills, nominating a Power of Attorney and estate planning.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said the partnership would help empower older Victorians by making important information more accessible.

“These topics can be often be confronting and overwhelming to our clients and their families, particularly if someone comes into aged care in crisis. By working with State Trustees we will be able to support our clients and their families to better understand and access the information they need to make informed decisions.

“Benetas is thrilled to partner with State Trustees, and we are looking forward to working together to help advocate for and improve the lives of older Victorians and their families.”

The partnership will see State Trustees run a number of workshops and information sessions for staff and residents and their families, and gives Benetas the opportunity to provide information to State Trustees clients about the aged care system and relevant services available.

State Trustees CEO Craig Dent said the partnership with Benetas was reflective of the organisation’s commitment to supporting Victorians as they get older.

“State Trustees is looking forward to partnering with Benetas to assist residents, their families, their support networks, carers and staff with tips, information and practical advice to help people with their changing financial and legal needs as they age.”

Click here to download State Trustees' Planning ahead to assist those you love brochure.

24 March 2014

A culturally inclusive respite group in Melbourne’s south east is connecting older Victorians with important social opportunities in a bid to...

A culturally inclusive respite group in Melbourne’s south east is connecting older Victorians with important social opportunities in a bid to support them to continue living at home for as long as possible.

The Benetas Springvale Day Respite Program gives older Victorians the opportunity to socialise and enjoy meals with others their own age, while giving their carers the chance to take a break. Responding to local need, the service caters specifically for the Vietnamese speaking community with Vietnamese speaking staff facilitating the group three times per week.

The group meets at the Anglican Church of the Ascension in Springvale before heading out on day trips across Melbourne. Activities this year have so far included a visit to Williamstown Beach for fish and chips, a ferry ride to Queenscliff and Devonshire Tea in the Dandenong Ranges.

Benetas Day Centre Coordinator Pauline Alvarez said the program was crucial to ensuring both older people and their carers felt supported and connected to the community.

“The program gives participants the opportunity to form new friendships and see parts of Melbourne they might not have been to in a while, or in fact ever been to,” said Pauline.

“Respite is so important for both the carer and the older person. By giving carers a well deserved break, we’re supporting their mental and emotional wellbeing and are able to make sure they can continue supporting their loved one.”

Benetas has an extensive range of respite options available to the community, including day programs, overnight and extended respite at our residential facilities and respite in the home.

Benetas has recently published the Springvale Day Respite Program brochure in Vietnamese. To download a copy, or to learn more about Benetas’ range of respite services, click here or call 1300 23 63 82.

24 March 2014

Benetas has recently joined forces with leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider Box Hill Institute to raise the bar of the...

Benetas has recently joined forces with leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider Box Hill Institute to raise the bar of the standard of care and support offered to older Victorians.

Benetas is working closely with Box Hill Institute coordinators to ensure the Aged Care and Home and Community Care courses offered are of the highest standard, are industry recognised and are renowned for producing top quality aged care graduates. Students will also be able to undertake work placement and have the opportunity gain future employment with Benetas.

The courses are designed to meet the needs of the complex and carefully regulated Aged Care industry, and will work to ensure that future aged care workers have the skills needed to deliver outstanding levels of service to older Victorians, their families and carers.

As part of this partnership, Benetas was proud to sponsor the Industry Student of Excellence Award, presented at the Institute’s recent graduation ceremony.

Tim Trewin, a final year Certificate III in Aged Care student, received the award in recognition of his commitment to study and contribution to the broader community. General Manager Residential Services and Quality, Compliance and Continuous Improvement, Paula Trood, was on hand to present Tim with his award on behalf of Benetas, along with a $1000 cheque, text book and nursing utility kit.

To find out more about our partnership with Box Hill Institute, click here.

24 March 2014

Benetas was excited to announce that in early February it had expanded its range of in home services to include community nursing, after acquiring...

Benetas was excited to announce that in early February it had expanded its range of in home services to include community nursing, after acquiring the In Home Nursing and Support (IHNS) service which had been previously run by community service provider BASS Care (Boroondara Aged Services Society).

The acquisition means that IHNS has been purchased by Benetas, with all community nursing services to be managed by Benetas, well into the future.

The Benetas IHNS service provides a range of nursing and support services to help Victorians of any age enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own homes. Nursing services offered include personal care, acute and chronic wound management, medication management and palliative care. The service also provides clients with a hand at home, helping with domestic tasks such as housework and cleaning, clothes washing and meal preparation, as well as respite for carers.

Benetas CEO, Sandra Hills said that she was delighted that the IHNS service has become an integral part of the state-wide operations of Benetas.

“Benetas has a vision for the future where all older Victorians have a positive experience of ageing. We hear every day that people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, and Benetas is committed to supporting these people to achieve their goals. We are thrilled that for the first time in our history Benetas is able to offer registered community nursing support,” Ms Hills said.

“We were really keen to expand our current range of in home services, so the opportunity to acquire BASS Care’s IHNS service was therefore very much welcomed by us.”

For more information about the Benetas INHS please click here or call 1300 23 63 82.

22 March 2014

Benetas Gladswood Lodge invites you to celebrate at our:

Teddy bears' picnic Family Open Day
Saturday 22 March 2014
10am-12pm
15 Waxman Parade, Brunswick West

Located within a 20 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD, Benetas Gladswood Lodge is nestled amongst the leafy surrounds of a quiet residential neighbourhood. Built in 1985, Benetas Gladswood Lodge is known within the local community for high quality care and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Join us to celebrate this wonderful facility, plus enjoy:

  • Face painting
  • Spinning wheel
  • Magician
  • Entertainers
  • Devonshire tea
  • Lucky dip and treasure hunt
  • Tour of the home

All welcome!

08 February 2014

Benetas Colton Close invites you to celebrate at our:

Love is in the...

Benetas Colton Close invites you to celebrate at our:

Love is in the Air Family Open Day

Saturday 8 February 2014
11:00 am–2:00 pm
1–19 York Street, Glenroy

Part of the Glenroy community since 1980, Colton Close is renowned for its high standard of care, expert staff and wide-range of leisure and lifestyle activities. A multi-million dollar upgrade in 2008 expanded the facility to offer 150 rooms, including a 29-room specialised low care dementia unit. The facility also provides for ‘ageing in place’, which allows residents to remain living in the low care hostel, should their care needs change to require more specialised care.

Join us to celebrate this wonderful facility, plus enjoy:

  • Face painting
  • Spinning wheel
  • BBQ & singers
  • Puppetry & juggling
  • Lucky door prize
  • Tour of the home

RSVP by Friday 31 January to Jade Cook on 03 8256 3200 or email cccomco@benetas.com.

All welcome!

View a virtual tour of Benetas Colton Close, plus many photos of the home and more here!

23 January 2014

Are you a singing superstar in the making? Or do you do your best singing in the shower?

Whatever the case and whatever your age, why not...

Are you a singing superstar in the making? Or do you do your best singing in the shower?

Whatever the case and whatever your age, why not join us and Creativity Australia at Benetas St George’s for our With One Voice Altona Meadows community choir! You don’t need any singing experience to join in – in fact beginners are more than welcome!

This is part of Benetas’ new partnership with Creativity Australia, a not-for-profit organisation which runs community choirs across Australia. It is their hope that the power of song brings people together, regardless of age, gender, nationality or background.

Research has shown that singing can be very therapeutic, and that no matter what your talent is, can be very beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Not to mention great fun!

The choir will be led by a professional conductor, and the group will be given the opportunity to sing music from the classics to popular hits of today. Choir members will also be able to suggest any favourite tunes they might have.

Details:
Every Tuesday from 4 February from 6pm-7.15pm
Benetas St George’s
19 Howard St, Altona Meadows

There will be a light supper provided afterwards for choir members.

Participation in the choir is by tax-deductible donation for the community, and there is no need to pre-register – you can sign up on the night.

Remember, everyone is welcome and no singing experience is needed.

For more information please contact Creativity Australia on (03) 8679 6088.

05 December 2013

Visiting aged care homes can be daunting when a family member or friend first moves in, particularly for children.

Benetas has recognised...

Visiting aged care homes can be daunting when a family member or friend first moves in, particularly for children.

Benetas has recognised this, and in September we launched a new publication, Tips for family and friends visiting our home. The publication is available in each of our 13 aged care homes for our residents, families and visitors and is also now available for download on our website.

The resource provides suggestions of activities, particularly for children, which can make visiting an aged care home easier and more fulfilling for the whole family.

A few idea examples include:

Consider taking a gift — Have your child choose it, wrap it and give it to the older family member. This gives the child a sense of responsibility and participation in the visit.

ŸVideotape family events, like school ceremonies, plays, sports activities, and make arrangements to show the videos to the resident with your child. Showing family photos can also give the resident a better sense of contact with family.

If your child plays a musical instrument, why not contact theFacility Manager to organise a mini concert?

We want families and children to feel welcome and comfortable when visiting our homes, so this Christmas, Benetas is calling on you to help us provide a fun activity for children to interact with their grandparents and friends in our homes during 2014.

“In the lead up to Christmas, we are asking our supporters to donate to Benetas so we can organise intergenerational lifestyle activities at each of our 13 aged care homes during 2014. It might seem like a small request, but such activities bring people of all ages together and make an incredible difference in the lives of our residents and their families,” Sandra Hills, Benetas CEO said.

To make a donation to our 2013 Christmas Appeal or to access the Tips for family and friends visiting our home resource, click here, or call 03 8823 7900.

05 December 2013

A footy legend and one of Australia’s most loved actresses shared their personal experiences of positive ageing at two sold out Benetas events...

A footy legend and one of Australia’s most loved actresses shared their personal experiences of positive ageing at two sold out Benetas events during the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival.

AFL Football legend Tom Hafey shared his experiences with seniors on Tuesday 8 October, and Ambassador for Ageing, Noeline Brown, joined guests on Thursday 10 October at the Hotel Windsor for the Benetas 2013 High Teas.

Benetas was proud to be joined by 400 Victorian seniors, with people travelling from regional Victoria to Melbourne for the events.

Sandra Hills, CEO, said hosting events such as the Benetas High Teas, were incredibly important.

“We don’t often take the time to stop and thank older people for their contributions to our society. Victorian Senior’s Festival is the perfect time to do just that — and we were very lucky to be able to do it in such a wonderful location,” Ms Hills said.

“Our speakers really touched on the importance of being active in the community, and not getting socially isolated. That is such an important message for our older population.”

Guests, Elva and Jim, shared their story of how they stayed at The Hotel Windsor on their wedding night, back in 1958.

“It is great to be back here. We feel very lucky to be here today. There certainly is lots of water under the bridge since that day,” Jim said.

05 December 2013

Bruce, a Benetas community care client, will realise his dream of visiting every Australian state, and spend Christmas with family, thanks to the...

Bruce, a Benetas community care client, will realise his dream of visiting every Australian state, and spend Christmas with family, thanks to the Benetas One Wish Program.

Bruce, who lives in Horsham, received an invitation from the mother of his late partner, Sue, to spend Christmas with their family in Tasmania. Bruce told his Benetas Care Manager, Marsha, that although he really wanted to go, he could not afford it.

Thanks to the Benetas One Wish program, Bruce has received funding that will support him with all his transport fares throughout his one month holiday.

“A few weeks after speaking to Marsha, she calls me up and says ‘You’re going to Tassie for Christmas’,” Bruce laughs.

“I used to be a rodeo rider, and through that I’ve been to every state in Australia eight times; I’ve travelled three quarters of the world. But I’ve never been to Tasmania. I’m over the moon. It if wasn’t for Benetas, I wouldn’t be going. I’m really, really looking forward to it,” Bruce said.

To make a difference to someone like Bruce, go to www.benetas.com.au/donate or call 03 8823 7900 to make a donation to the Benetas One Wish program.

05 December 2013

Benetas recently hosted over 250 people at St Paul’s Cathedral in an Australian first.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Benetas held a...

Benetas recently hosted over 250 people at St Paul’s Cathedral in an Australian first.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Benetas held a special cathedral service, which unveiled a new musical setting composed by two renowned Australian composers, Michael Leighton Jones and Philip Matthias.

The music was an amazing feature of the service, inspired by swing and other music from throughout the century. The service, titled Celebration of Ageing, celebrated older people and their ongoing contribution to our community.

The Choir of Trinity College performed the incredibly moving pieces, alongside a piano, organ and brass quintet. A congregation choir, led by Choir Director at Toorak Anglican Church, Mel Waters, joined the performance,making it one to truly remember.

Sandra Hills, CEO Benetas, said that she was delighted to be able to host such an exciting event.

“Composing a new piece of music to celebrate ageing has never been done before in Australia. We were delighted to work with Mr Waters, Mr Leighton Jones and Mr Matthias to create this inspiring, elegant piece of work,” Ms Hills said.

The Sunday Age attended the service, and ran an online feature, including interviews with Benetas residents who attended on the day, on Sunday 2nd November.

Following the service, Benetas held a special thank you event, to thank staff and volunteers for their contribution to the 65 year Benetas history, and to launch the 2012/2013 Benetas Annual Report.

19 November 2013

Not-for -profit aged care provider Benetas has teamed up with Bayside Medicare Local to pilot a better approach to supporting older people and...

Not-for -profit aged care provider Benetas has teamed up with Bayside Medicare Local to pilot a better approach to supporting older people and their families and carers to move between their homes, hospital, rehabilitation and aged care facilities as their health needs change.

Sandra Hills, Benetas CEO, said that goal of the program is to create easier transition pathways for older people when they are ready to move from a hospital setting into another type of care.

“Our clients and their families often tell us that finding the right services is difficult,” said Ms Hills. “People aged over 60 are the fastest growing population in Melbourne’s south. We already have great primary health services in the Bayside region, but we do need to improve the way these services link together.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Bayside Medicare Local, to come up with a local approach that will work for local people and providers,” Ms Hills said.

Read the full media release here

05 September 2013

A new partnership between Benetas and one of Victoria’s leading seniors’ organisations will see a wealth of opportunities for older people across...

A new partnership between Benetas and one of Victoria’s leading seniors’ organisations will see a wealth of opportunities for older people across the state.

Sandra Hills, CEO of Benetas, and Lindsay Doig, President of Life Activities Clubs Victoria (LACVI), signed a partnership agreement in early August. LACVI, through its network of Clubs across the State and over 4,000 members, works to improve the quality of life for people approaching and in retirement.

The core objectives of the collaboration are to encourage older Victorians to maintain active and engaged lifestyles and to educate active retirees about the need to plan ahead.

“I am delighted with the opportunity to partner with Life Activities Clubs,” Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said in August. “I’ve admired their work for a long time. Their motto that ‘life’s better together’ really resonates at a time when we’re increasingly seeing older people at risk of social isolation.”

LACVI President Mr Doig commented that “Life Activities Clubs Victoria has a strong focus on growth. Our partnership with Benetas will benefit both our organisations by capitalising on the synergies between us and promoting the idea that there are plenty of options for fun and fulfilment for people once they step back from full-time employment.”

For more information about Life Activities Clubs Victoria (LACVI) visit www.life.org.au

05 September 2013

Benetas was established by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne in 1948. Since this time our organisation has grown to be one of the largest not-for-...

Benetas was established by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne in 1948. Since this time our organisation has grown to be one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care services in Victoria. Benetas is proud to be celebrating 65 years of service to the community this year, as we continue our history as a strong and vocal advocate for and on behalf of all older people.

In recognition of the important and valuable contribution older people have made and continue to make to our society, Benetas is pleased to present a special cathedral service, Celebration of Ageing which will be presided over by Bishop Barbara Darling on Wednesday 30 October at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. To honour this event Benetas has commissioned Michael Leighton Jones to compose a new musical setting of the Anglican Eucharist. This will be led by the Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, together with organ and festive brass. A new psalm setting and an anthem composed by Philip Matthias will also be premiered at this service.

Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating older people and ageing.

What: Celebration of Ageing - a special Cathedral Service

When: Wednesday 30 October

Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street Melbourne

Time: 10am – 12pm

No need to RSVP, all members of the public are invited to join us on the day.

We are seeking choristers from all parishes to form an occasional diocesan choir for this special event.

The role of the diocesan choir will be to lead the congregational responses and hymn singing, from within the body of the congregation. The diocesan choir for this event will be prepared and led by Professor Mel Waters, Director of Music and Organist at St John's Toorak.

Preliminary rehearsals will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday 21 October 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Monday 28 October 6:30 - 8:00pm

Rehearsals will take place at St John’s Toorak, 86 Clendon Road, Toorak.

A final rehearsal will be held in St Paul's Cathedral from 8.30am on the morning of the Celebration Service, Wednesday 30 October.

All parish choristers, cantors and music ministers are warmly invited to register for this very special musical and liturgical celebration, by emailing Lisa Rees at lisa.rees@benetas.com.au by Friday 20 September.