All about our Church Services

On weekends we normally have two church services, one on Saturday at 5pm, and the other at 8am Sunday. And once a month, we join together for a monthly mid-week service on Thursday at 11am.

Everyone is welcome to join us at these services as we hear God’s word, pray together, and love and serve each other.

For details of how to get here, visit this page.

To find out what’s happening this coming weekend, visit the ‘Coming up this week’ page.

Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect in these church services:

 

5pm Saturdays – Contemporary

Our Saturday evening church gathering runs for around 90 minutes and is followed by great espresso coffee and a tasty, light dinner.

At the heart of our time together is the Bible teaching, where we spend around a half an hour hearing God speak to us through his word. We also have a question time, which helps us think deeply about the Bible and its place in our lives.

The music is contemporary in its style (with drums, guitar and a full band), with a preference for modern hymns…although we do like to sneak in a golden oldie from time to time.

Our service is ‘liturgical’ in style, which means that we like to read together things like a creed (a statement of belief) or a prayer (like the Lord’s Prayer). We don’t hand out prayer books but have all the words we say in an easy-to-follow format on a modern projector screen.

Our style is pretty informal. Some people wear boardshorts and thongs… and others wear trousers and a jacket. Wear clothes you’d be happy to wear to the cinema.

Our service starts right on time and most people leave by around 7.30pm, having had something to eat, a great cup of espresso, and plenty of time to chat and meet people.

Our services are designed with young families in mind, as we provide a full children’s program for kids up to the end of Year Six. We serve a full dinner afterwards… ideal for busy families on the hump night of the weekend!

Our Kids Church program uses specially-designed material designed to teach children in a developmentally-appropriate, culturally-engaged way, so that the next generation are able to understand the Bible in a way that connects with them. The kids stay in with the adults for the first 30 minutes so that they can join with people of all ages for singing, prayer, and some fun all-age activities.

 

8am Sundays – Prayer Book

Our Sunday morning service is designed to feel at home with people who have grown up with an Anglican Prayer Book.

We enjoy singing classic hymns accompanied by the organ, as well as a ‘modern’ hymn on organ and piano.

At the heart of our time together is the Bible teaching, where we spend around a half an hour hearing God speak to us through his word.

Our service is ‘liturgical’ in style, which means that we like to read together things like a creed (a statement of belief) or a prayer (like the Lord’s Prayer). The words of these statements are found in the prayer book, which we hand out at the door.

Whilst we are traditional, our ministers do not wear special robes and shirts with clerical collars. When we have the Lord’s Supper, we share this by walking up to the table at the front of the church, where this is distributed at the rails.

Most people do not get too dressy for this service, and it is unusual to see men dressed with a tie. But jeans and t-shirts are welcome. Generally speaking, wear clothes you’d be happy to wear to the cinema.

Our service starts right on time and most people leave before 10am, having had a great cup of espresso or tea, and plenty of time to chat and meet people.

We do not have a special kids’ program at this service, but you are welcome to bring children and youth to join you.

 

Monthly Midweek  – Prayer Book

Our new monthly midweek service is held on the first Thursday on the month (barring January) at 11am and is followed by a midday sandwich and slice lunch.

This shorter service includes two hymns, a sermon, and holy communion. Our service is ‘liturgical’ in style, which means that we like to read together things like a creed (a statement of belief) or a prayer (like the Lord’s Prayer). The words of these statements are found in the prayer book, which we hand out at the door.

Whilst we are traditional, our ministers do not wear special robes and shirts with clerical collars. Communion is shared seated in the pews, to ensure that less mobile folk can fully participate.

 

Special services

As well as our regular Sunday services, we also have special church services on Good Friday and Christmas Day, and these are held in the morning at the special time of 9.30am. The format is similar to the normal morning service, but does not have a children’s program or morning tea.

We also conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals on request, and details of these special services can be found on this page.