Worship throughout “the liturgical year is an adventure in bringing the Christian life to fullness, the heart to alert, the soul to focus. It does not concern itself with the questions of how to make a living. It concerns itself with the questions of how to make a life.”
– Joan Chittister in The Liturgical Year
All are welcome…
People have many reasons for wanting to come to church: some have Christian beliefs, others are not really sure what they believe, but are curious to know more about Jesus Christ and His relevance to our life today. There are also some who just get dragged along by friends or are not even sure why they came at all. What ever the reason, you are most welcome!
There is a relaxed formality to our services in the context of prayer and worship. Our music is varied, yet traditional. Our main service lasts around 65 – 75 minutes, including a sermon of around 12 – 15 minutes. The complete service is printed in a service booklet. So you do not have to hunt for it in the prayer books. For the musically inclined each pew has several hymnbooks so you can follow the notes.
After the 10:00 AM Sunday service, there are refreshments: coffee, tea and biscuits that are available across in the Trendell Lounge in the adjacent Administration Building giving visitors and regular parishioners a chance to meet more informally. All are Welcome!
8.00 AM Holy Communion
This service is taken from the Book of Common Prayer. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and is more contemplative. This service is held in the side chapel and often there is only a small congregation present. There is no singing or choir at this service, however the organ is usually played before and after the service and while people receive communion.
10.00 AM Sung Eucharist
This service is taken from the Book of Alternative Services. This is a slightly more informal service using contemporary language. The service contains hymns, readings from the Bible, a short sermon and Holy Communion. During this service the Psalm is sung to Anglican Chant and thee choir sings and anthem during the distribution of the Communion. Children join the beginning of the service before going off to join Sunday school and return to the congregation just before communion.