Service Times

 

The Church of the Good Shepherd – a place of Prayer and Worship in the broad and inclusive Anglican tradition.

 We use A Prayer Book for Australia to order our worship.

Regular Weekly Services

SUNDAYS

8.00 am Eucharist / Holy Communion:  A traditional, quiet, reflective service.

A small gathering of faithful people. There is time and opportunity to discuss and reflect on the readings and life more generally at the time of the sermon and over morning tea each week.

10.00 am Sung Eucharist:

Our main worship service where everyone is welcome, no-one is privileged. We love singing hymns, songs and the Eucharistic setting from a range of Christian traditions. Our unique and beautiful organ is used each week.

Each Sunday we prepare activities and resources suitable for children learning more about the themes explored in the bible readings and sermon. Children can choose to be an active part of the procession and other aspects of the liturgy.

WEDNESDAYS

10.00 Eucharist / Holy Communion:  A refreshing mid-week service.

A small, and in some ways quite informal gathering of faithful people. There is time and opportunity to discuss and reflect on the readings and life more generally during the service, at the time of the sermon and over morning tea each week.

On the third Wednesday of each month worship includes Healing Ministry and an invitation to Anointing and Laying on of Hands.

 

SATURDAYS 

‘GOOD SHEPHERD AFTER HOURS’ (Restarts Saturday July 3, 2021)

EXPLORING SACRED SPACE ON SATURDAY

Good Shepherd Anglican Church explores pathways into Sacred Space starting at 5:30 pm each Saturday. Church opens at 4:45 pm for rehearsal and other preparation.

The first four Saturdays in each month follow the same pattern:

1st   Enjoy traditional Anglican worship – Evensong

2nd  Enjoy an hour in our lovely church and garden

3rd   Relish an hour of meditation and song – Taizé style

4th   a shared meal and good fellowship

In more detail: 

The 4 (or 5) Saturdays in each month follow the same pattern: first Saturday, a traditional liturgy; second Saturday, silence; third Saturday, a contemplation through meditation and music; fourth Saturday, a meal; fifth Saturday, make a suggestion… 

Exploring sacred repetition (first Saturday of each month)
The traditional Anglican service of Evensong asks that “we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest on [God’s] eternal changelessness”. Take time to wonder on this fleeting world and Cosmic changelessness in a gentle, reflective service based on Evensong 

Exploring sacred silence (second Saturday of each month) Find sacred space in silence using: 

  • Meditation-guides available in the church; 
  • Meditative material you might bring with you; 
  • Individual prayer; 
  • Exploration of church and garden; or 
  • Quiet conversation over refreshments available in Garden Room 

Exploring sacred contemplation (third Saturday of each month)
Fill all your senses at this candle-lit contemplation through meditation and music in the style of Taizé. Bring voices and instruments – scores and song books available 

Exploring sacred relationships (fourth Saturday of each month) Sharing a meal: a journey into sacred space through enjoying hospitality 

  • Meeting others and introducing ourselves over a simple meal 
  • Basic food provided – bring dishes to share when you wish 

Singing, Praying, Sharing, Exploring, Eating, Searching, and Discovering at Good Shepherd