Introduction to St Pauls

"You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."

The significance of this special day in the liturgical calendar is underlined by the fact that the writer of Mark’s gospel uses the narrative of the baptism of Jesus as the opening of the first chapter. Within the catholic tradition, ‘baptism’ i

s the rite of initiation into the ‘Body of Christ’, a visible marking of an individual’s Christ-likeness. The ritual of baptism with its use of water to cleanse, refresh and give life, parallels rituals from many different traditions and echoes some of the ancient narratives from the Hebrew tradition in the Old Testament.

The genesis of life as the breath of God moved over the waters of chaos, the recreation of life in the story of Noah and the flood, the movement into freedom as the exodus crossed the Red Sea; all these employ the symbolism of water to illuminate life’s unfolding. In our prayer life the rite of baptism and the symbolic references to water give us an opportunity to contemplate the ebb and flow of our own unfolding.

(From Quantum Collects, Peter Humphris)

31st January, 6:00pm. Super Moon/Lunar Eclipse Picnic in Amphitheatre (weather permitting).

Rosters

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If you’ve not yet followed us on Facebook please have a look. Our page has reflections posted nearly every day, and the ABC news report on St Paul’s, which has now had 2,761,170 views. That’s right, over two million people have had a look at us!

Coexist

Blessing for Unity

May God, the one from whom on different paths All of us have come, To whom on different paths All of us are going, Make strong in our hearts what unites us. May God build bridges across all that divides us; May God make us, united, rejoice in our diversity. Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Outreach

Read or listen to Sermons

Peter's last Sunday Audio

Trinity Sunday 11 June 2017 Part 1 mp3 Trinity Sunday 11 June 2017 Part 2 mp3

2016 and 2017 photos

Christians and Muslims Break Bread ABC Video

Perth Anglican Church welcomes Muslims ABC Video

 

Do you know we use our Community Hall, kitchen and other facilities for our celebrations and weekly and monthlyactivities, and that many other groups in our community use it as well?

Our commitment to community is given a ‘real’ expression in practical terms through continuing to maintain a precinct that welcomes all, especially those service groups that could not otherwise operate.

Elders Morning Tea

Community Precinct and the Hall

On behalf of the St Paul’s Council and community, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the financial contribution from Lotterywest for the conservation work to our heritage listed community hall. Without this financial support from Lotterywest, we would not have had the capacity to undertake the required conservation work to ensure our facility remains a meeting place for so many different community groups.

St Paul’s is committed to growing community & sharing our facilities with the wider community and greatly appreciates the partnership with Lotterywest to assist us to continue to serve the community

Letter of appreciation to LotteryWest July 2016

Lotterywest

Kitchen by Lotterywest

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