AUGUST 2020 UPDATE
It’s been some time since I provided an update to the changes our business continues to see as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we are based in Melbourne, new restrictions are now in place through to 13 September 2020. Despite these new working conditions, we remain committed to supporting you in your faith journey.
We are still able to trade online, answer your phone calls, and respond to emails. Be assured we remain committed to helping you with any questions you have, and fulfilling any orders you place.
Our warehouse will continue to ship orders. As advised previously, our warehouse is operating at a reduced capacity and in accordance with Government requirements.
For some months we have operated a ‘click and collect’ service for local customers. However, we have decided to stop this ‘collection service’ immediately. All orders will now be shipped to your door.
Since March, our team have ‘worked from home’, allowing us to continue our mission to create Catholic and Christian resources to support Australians in their time of need.
We have recently released new online services for Catholic students and teachers, that support both classroom and remote learning.
- The first module of REconnection Online explores the History of the Australian Catholic Church; more modules will appear for the 2021 school year.
- Our new Your Learning Centre offers eBook versions of some of our best faith-based resources for schools.
- In Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish, Fr James Mallon provides Parishes with practical tools and proven strategies to embrace renewal and enhance their missionary identity.
- Our all-new Australasian Religious Diary 2021 – offers the full liturgical and calendar year for Australian and New Zealand readers. Beginning at Advent – 29th November 2020 – the diary can be your constant companion through to 31 December 2021.
- New in our Friendly Guide series is the Friendly Guide to Revelation, from Fr Frank Moloney, which will be available in November.
- A new Advent and Christmas book from Michael McGirr – Doorways into Hope and Joy at Advent and Christmas – is also on its way, and even – can you believe it – our 2021 Lenten Program, It's All About Hope, prepared by Fr Chris Monaghan. And there is more…
Please look out for more details on these in coming weeks and months.
We have re-engineered our supply chains where appropriate, to have more of our US or UK partner titles printed locally. However, we are experiencing some delays when we need to ship product from overseas. Please contact our team should any title be particularly time sensitive.
So, whilst 2020 has been a pretty bleak year for many, we have kept busy, and will continue to keep busy, to bring you the best books and resources to nourish your spirit and enhance your own mission(s).
I continue to ask that you endeavour – wherever, and whenever you can – to support your local bookshops, or contact us directly.
I also wish to publicly acknowledge the whole Garratt Publishing Team. Their passion and support for our business has never been stronger through the last six months. I cannot thank them enough.
Please stay well. Again thank you for your ongoing support.
Chief Executive Officer