Regular Worship Services

Due to the COVID-19 lock-down in Melbourne, public worship is currently suspended.

When COVIDSafe settings allow, all are welcome to join us in worship.

In the interim please join us online

 

Wed. 10.30 am

Eucharist

A service of readings, prayers, a short address and Holy Communion led by a member of the Clergy. The service is held in the Lady Chapel and lasts around 30 minutes. Following the service morning tea is enjoyed in the on-site Schoolhouse Cafe.

Saturday 6.00 pm

Eucharist (Sat@6)

A service of hymns (accompanied by the War Memorial Organ), readings, prayers, a sermon and Holy Communion led by a member of the Clergy. Members of our congregation contribute to the service by reading the lessons. The service is usually held in the Pioneer Chapel and lasts around 45 minutes, followed by refreshments in the church. Many people then enjoy dinner at a local hotel.

Sunday 8 am

Sung Eucharist

A celebration of Holy Communion with a sermon and hymns accompanied by the War Memorial Organ. Members of our congregation contribute to the service by reading the lessons. The service is usually held in the Pioneer Chapel and lasts around 45 minutes. Following the service, people meet for coffee and a chat at the Dendy Deli a few minutes walk away in Church St.

Sunday 10 am

Choral Eucharist

A celebration of Holy Communion with a Sermon, and hymns and choral music led by the St Andrew's Choir* and accompanied by the War Memorial Organ. Members of our congregation contribute to the service by reading the lessons. The service is held in the main church and lasts around one hour. Following the service, hospitality is offered in the Narthex (foyer) of the main church.  *During school holidays St Andrew's Choir is replaced by Lay Clerks (adult singers) or other musicians.

Second Sunday in the month 6.00 pm

Choral Evensong

A traditional Anglican service with music, prayer and scripture readings led by the St Andrew's Choir*. The service lasts around 30 minutes. Choral Evensong is a service sung in Anglican cathedrals and churches throughout the world. It is a quiet service of reflection at the end of the day. Sung by the priest and choir, Evensong invites us beyond ourselves and our daily troubles into the presence of God, giving us the space to pray for others, or, perhaps quite simply, to enable the beautiful music to wash over us. Following Choral Evensong, all are welcome to enjoy a meal at the Marine Hotel. *An Evensong Service is conducted without the Choir on Public Holiday weekends and during school holidays.

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The Eucharist is the same as Holy Communion, Mass or The Lord’s Supper, which are different ways of describing the same service. It is the service in which Christians follow Jesus’ command to his disciples to share bread and wine in remembrance of him.

In the service:

  • We gather as the church, the body of Christ

  • We listen to God’s word

  • We give thanks over bread and wine for all that Jesus has done and continues to do for us and remember the meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died

  • We are sent out to serve God’s world

All are welcome at the service, and if you don’t receive communion, you may still come forward to the Celebrant for a prayer of blessing at that point of the service.

The Sermon is a short talk by the priest, usually on a topic related to one of the lessons read from the Bible.

COVIDSafe worship - Registration is preferred in advance (or on arrival), physical distancing, masks are required to be worn inside at all times,  hand sanitising. Everyone must register on arrival using the Victorian government QR Code. Welcomers are on hand to assist with this.