Sunday Service 9:15 am every Sunday morning

A reflective liturgy reciting psalms and prayers and readings from the Bible. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Morning Mon - Sat 6.30am

Midday Prayer Mon - Fri

Evening Prayer Mon - Fri 6.30pm

Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer

Regular Services

Lectionary

Other Resources

Textweek The Text This Week - Revised Common Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links

Online Revised Common Lectionary Vanderbilt Divinity Library

The Symbolism of the Anglican Liturgy

The season of Advent is an auspicious time to “Prepare” and to “Be Aware” and so it can be helpful for us to question and attend to the actual rituals of the Church so that we can more fully understand the liturgy that we all participate in.
Following the ‘Confession and Absolution’, an intentional preparation for ‘Communion’, we claim ourselves as ‘the Body of Christ’.
We then receive from the priest the ‘Peace of the Lord’; and ‘exchange a sign of peace’ with those alongside us. This ‘sign’ is then immediately followed by the bringing of ‘the gifts of the people’ to the altar; first the ‘Bread, Wine and Water’ the elements for communion; and then our ‘offerings’, our giving into the community of St Paul’s.
These ritual movements are all linked and serve to give meaning to our common celebration of communion.

What’s the significance of the tree symbol?

We’ve used the icon of a tree throughout the year and especially at Christmas as it gives us a grounded, or earthed, image for contemplation, and thereby encourages us to look at ourselves. Although not readily seen as a classic “Christian” image or symbol, it also serves to remind us of ‘the one who dies on a tree’ and the many references to trees throughout the Scriptures.

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Come Holy Spirit

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Honour Your MOTHER and your Father so that your days may be long….. (Exodus 20:12)

A mother’s love is iconic of inclusive and unconditional love - it is an obvious analogy or better still a glimpse of the reality of God. Jesus uses language that could so easily be on the lips of any mother: ‘Little children, I am with you only a little longer…..I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.’ Maternal advice for those growing up in a household of love…

Before entering the sanctuary or the vestry…
Please allow the Choir to complete the ‘postlude’ and any additional songs that are part of our offering in worship – Our holding the sacred space is part of our common union - our being together in communion

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Grace, mercy, and peace from God

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