A larger service where traditional worship is expressed.
Important start time Note: Please see Events on the top of the home page for any special service coming up!
While almost always at 9am, on special dates we have all parish worship at 10am, e.g. Easter, Pentecost, Patronal Sunday (late July), Parish Christmas celebration (1st weekend of Advent, end of November), Christmas Day and a special service where our Bishop is with us (confirmations, etc). These special shared worship days are almost always followed by a shared lunch and everyone is welcome!
Also, after Christmas until the middle of January, we go into Summer Services (one worship service) also at 10a. It is also noted under “events” on the home page, to alleviate confusion!
This service follows the New Zealand Anglican Prayer Book and liturgy versions for different seasons. It includes teaching and the Eucharist (Great Thanksgiving, Communion) and celebrates together using more traditional hymns. With these said, it has the same celebratory culture.
Near the service start, we share “Good Stories” where we’ve seen God show up this week in big and small ways, where we’ve been encouraged. Developing gratitude and keeping perspective on where God is moving is important, and we are often lifted by refocusing our posture towards heaven.
Afterwards, we have a joyful morning tea in the adjacent hall, as the 10.30am service gets going. Many of this congregation continue at a nearby establishment, Monteith’s, enjoying authentic relational connection. Everyone is welcome.
From here, people often connect into Life Groups and other ministries to our people and to others yet to join our community of faith.
You are welcome! There is always room at our table!