The Anglican Parish of St  Mark's  Casino

A Parish of The Diocese of Grafton incorporating Casino, Dyraaba, Rappville and Bentley 

St Marks Anglican Spring Fair – 15 September 2018

A beautiful array of floral exhibits, together with home cooking, crafts, plants and books for sale, took pride of place as peopled mingled throughout the morning enjoying morning teas, lunches and a catch up with friends. 

Flower Show Judges - Chris Ryan and Pat Brickley

Champion Rose – Pam and Ron Hodgkinson

Champion Cut Flower – Annette and Les Battistuzzi

Champion Pot Plant – The Wedd Brothers

Main Raffle – 1st Prize – Shirley Graham

                          2nd Prize – Lynne Dorrington

Pot Plant Raffle – 1st Prize – Pat Brickley

                                   2nd Prize Carol Televen

Solomon Islands Raffle – Monica Cornford

St Mark’s Parish Debutante Ball – 8 September 2018

Seven debutantes, their partners, two senior maids, a flower girl and page boy, and two junior maids were presented to Richmond Valley Councilor Sam Cornish and the Rector of Casino, Rev Canon Judy Edwards, by Matron of Honour, Pam Sullivan. Guests enjoyed a sit down meal and danced on late into  the evening.




Canon Judy, was born in Goulburn and has lived in many country towns in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT. After completing her education at Firbank Church of England Girls Grammar School in Melbourne, she trained as a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital and later as a Midwife, working in many hospitals in Victoria Tasmania and NSW, before managing an aged care facility for 15 yrs in rural NSW. She qualified as a Drug and Alcohol Councillor and worked with the Salvation Army for 5 yrs before  completing her Bachelor of Theology through CSU at St Mark’s National Theological College. Ordained a deacon in 2007 and priested in 2008, Canon Judy commenced her ordained ministry in Bodalla in the Diocese of Canberra Goulburn and in 2010, moved to the Grafton Diocese, remaining in Wauchope as Rector for the past 7 ½ years. She has two adult sons who live with their respective families in Darwin and on the Gold Coast. The week of her commissioning as Rector in Casino, Canon Judy and John Edwards were married in Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton, by Bishop Sarah Macneil.         

Updated & Posted Monday 23rd October 2017


This years Harvest Festival, held at Bentley, was  a grand success that was enjoyed by all. Fr Doug lead the service, followed by the Harvest Festival Auction. Thanks must be extended to Alan Ramsay, (to quote a parishioner "could sell a flea to a dog.") $2040 was raised which will be contributed to various missions.
Congratulations must go to those who organised the auction and everyone who donated goods to be sold.


Easter Sunday saw the lighting of the Pascal Candle and the church come back to life with the renewal of our baptism vows and the celebration of the resurrection. There was a large group of parishioners, both local and some visitors, lots of candles and much beautiful singing. St Mark's hopes that you and your family had a holy and blessed Easter.
Updated and Posted Monday 28th March 2016


Today we had the liturgy of Good Friday. The Easter Cross draped in red really brought to the heart the true meaning of the day. Parishioners were invited to kneel at the foot of the cross in silent prayer. It was quite striking sitting in front of the stripped and bare altar.

The bare altar with the chalice laying on its side in the center after communion.

The beginnings of our Easter garden this year were provided by Dick and Leila with an open invitation to congregation to build the garden with their contributions during Holy week.
Thank you everyone for your efforts.

Updated & Posted Sunday  25th March 2018



Today was the celebration of Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. The altar and Church were adorned in Palm Leaves and red was the colour of the day.

Unfortunately wet weather during the week put a bit of a dampener on the start of the 7.00 am service as it was too wet under foot to process around the church with our palms. However at the 9.00 service the palms were held high as we sang  our way from the pergola through the courtyard then down the main street back to the church.

Rev Cannon Judy led a moving and inspirational service challenging us to take the journey into Holy week without putting our own expectations on God. 

Please note the dates and times for the services during Holy week and Easter day. We welcome and would love to see all members of the community that would like to join us over the Easter period.

Many blessings for the Season.

Updated & Posted Sunday 25th March 2017