We have a Eucharist at 9.00am each Sunday. This liturgy (church service) is also called Holy Communion, Mass or the Lord’s Supper.
At 9.00am there is an informal welcome, and the liturgy begins formally at about 9.05am. Members of the congregation follow the order of service using a printed booklet. Many of the congregational parts of the liturgy are sung. We sing hymns, psalms and songs from Together in Song accompanied by a variety of instruments. There are two or three readings from scripture.
The sermon is around ten to fifteen minutes in length. Holy Communion is shared using wafers and the common cup.
Children are fully included on every Sunday of the year. On the first, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month, children begin the liturgy in their own space in the Parish Centre, hearing and responding to stories using the Godly Play method. They then join the rest of the congregation for the Eucharist at the Greeting of Peace. On the second Sunday of the month children spend the whole time in the Godly Play room. On the third Sunday of the month, children take an active leadership role in the liturgy – reading, praying, hosting and acting as servers.
Following the liturgy, the congregation enjoys brewed coffee and tea and other refreshments.
People in the 9.00am congregation are diverse. Some are from families with school-aged children, some are people who work full-time or care for households, some are retirees. People’s worldviews and values vary, and we seek to respect our differing approaches to life and faith.