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We are currently meeting face to face for worship
at 9-30am each Sunday and we are Covid safe.

This involves wearing masks, keeping the 2 square metre rule, checking in with the QR code or filling in the sheet with your details. There will be no singing and we are following the health orders around vaccinations.

 

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Bay and Basin is a place where lives are changed through worship, learning, and community, and where people are empowered to change the world and make it a better place, following the example and teachings of Jesus.

We are now back to worshipping God together, face to face.

Our congregation is a small, down-to-earth group of people seeking spiritual nourishment, meaningful relationships, and ways to use their talents, skills, and knowledge to serve others.

Bay and Basin is refreshingly open, welcoming, fun, and an active church community. Why don't you come and check us out this Sunday? We are a safe place for all people to worship, regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality or ability.

We hope to meet you at worship, a special event, the Op Shop, Coffee and Chat or around the community!

FAMOUS CHARITY TOURS CHEEKY HIT PLAY THROUGH NSW – FREE!

’The Silver Tunnel’ - A hell of a play in a holy place
Presented by the Rev Bill Crews Foundation

 BAY & BASIN UNITING CHURCH – MARCH
7 Meriton St, St Georges Basin
Fri 18th 8pm - Sat 19th 4pm & 8pm


“Enthralling….a rollicking journey, funny and macabre” – South Sydney Herald
“An entrancing evening.” - Stage Whispers  ”Dark humour and high drama make entertaining success!” - Nightwrites
The surprise theatre hit of 2020 is set to tour 12 NSW suburban and regional centres in early 2022 with
free performances, carrying its inspiring message of ‘choosing life’.
The rollicking one-act thriller presented by legendary hero of the homeless, Rev Bill Crews, debuted in Covidcontrolled conditions last year when lockdown saw him turn his inner west Sydney church into a theatre!
Audiences and critics alike thrilled to The Silver Tunnel, when it was first performed at Crews’ Ashfield Uniting
Church. Starring Ric Herbert and Tim Matthews (below right), the darkly comic play returns to Ashfield in January
before touring from February to April 2022 – where it will be performed free – in churches, just like its original
version – right across NSW. It visits Manly, Liverpool, Windsor, Katoomba, Wollongong, Berry, St Georges Basin, Adamstown, Bathurst, Parkes & Dubbo.
Set in a graveyard, heaven and hell - yet performed in churches - this sparkling production confronts suicide by
celebrating life - with lots of laughs along the way. The Silver Tunnel is indeed “a hell of a play in a holy place”.
Sydney’s oldest graveyard: seven tombstones...all suicides from the time of the First Fleet. Old Harry is their ‘keeper’. He’s tended their graves for 34 years. He talks to them. They talk back. Now, he’s digging an eighth grave… who is it for?
Jason the suicidal apprentice gravedigger arrives - because the voices have called him in. Harry can’t hear them anymore. Why not? And who will end up in the eighth grave?
Writer-director Warwick Moss won the Premier’s Literary Award in 1984 with
the comic mystery thriller Down An Alley Filled With Cats. Yet the veteran actor, writer and filmmaker is best
known for hosting the long running TV series ‘The Extraordinary’ which delved into ghostly matters. The larrikin
storyteller performed in The Silver Tunnel’s original 1987 production.
Rev Bill Crews (left) has been fighting for the poor, homeless and needy for almost 50 years. Starting with the street kids of Kings Cross in the 1970s, he worked with the Wayside Chapel until he moved to Ashfield in the ‘80s and
opened his now famous Loaves and Fishes free restaurant in the grounds of the Uniting church. To this day, thousands of free meals are served every week to those in need, while providing free dental, medical and social
services. The food and health services are now mobile as his work spreads far beyond its Ashfield routes.
“What a couple of years it’s been eh?” says Rev Bill. “Time for a bit of hope and entertainment! A play set in a
graveyard performed in a church? Fabulous! The church becomes part of the set! Like all our endeavours, this
inspiring touring production is primarily aimed at raising awareness and funds for the poor and disadvantaged
people we protect – as well as to introduce our services to new areas. At the 2020 premiere season, our homeless,
often struggling, guests sat side by side with ‘normal’ theatre goers. They all loved it and got the same message
...the wonder and value of life.”
This 3,000k tour is an entertaining, travelling billboard for the work of the Rev Bill Crews Foundation. The
production tours in its own branded van and features the same top cast as in 2020: high profile singer/actor Ric
Herbert (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, The Full Monty, Equus, A Hard God, Underbelly, Wild Side
and Sweet and Sour) and talented newcomer Tim Matthews (Studio 3, Disney Channel).
The Silver Tunnel – Presented by the Rev Bill Crews Foundation
Running time 45 minutes, tickets FREE | Covid-safe conditions apply
View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/632286379
More, information, full tour schedule & all bookings www.thesilvertunnel.org
Media: the full tour schedule is detailed over. For more information, photos, review tickets, interviews and more,
contact Geoff at Sirmai Arts Publicity ph: 9345 0360 mob: 0412 669 272 e: geoff@sirmai.com.au

 

We recognise the stewardship of the Wodi Wodi people of the Yuin nation for the land on which we gather today. From river to ocean from campfire to hearth may the First People who have cared for this land be blessed. From breath to song from step to dance may those who follow your Songlines guide us on the journey to living honourably in this place. From greeting to Amen from silence to chorus may our worship join with the voices of the First Peoples of this Land.
 (c) 2017, A.Koh-Butler