We have three services of Holy Communion each Sunday morning. Holy Communion is also called Eucharist, Mass or the Lord’s Supper and has as its focus a sharing of bread and wine, remembering Jesus who said, “Do this to remember me”. Evensong and Taize services are held once a month.
7am: Straight from A Prayer Book for Australia Many people love this quiet, reflective 45-minute service followed by tea and toast.
5pm Evensong: Held on the fourth Sunday of each month (Feb-Nov) Evensong is one of the great treasures of the Anglican liturgical tradition and is a wonderful way to prayerfully end your day. The service lasts around 40 minutes and then we gather for a pre-dinner glass of wine in the hall before heading home.
8.30am Family Eucharist: A lively service that includes a kids’ talk and Sunday school during term. There are two or three scripture readings and some of the congregational parts of the liturgy are sung. Hymns, psalms and songs are accompanied by piano. Followed by morning tea.
6pm Taize: Held on the second Sunday of each month (Feb-Nov) this is a simple and restful contemplative service in the style of the Taize, followed by light supper. Sink into the gentle rhythm of prayer, song and silence.
10.15am Choral Eucharist: Our most traditional service with gospel procession, pipe organ, traditional hymns and a choir. On special occasions we have incense and every Sunday we gather for tea or coffee afterwards.
Monday and Tuesday Holy Communion at 11am: A short spoken service of Holy Communion in the side chapel at St Mark’s.
Thursday Healing Service at 11am: We gather to pray for those on the parish prayer list and offer anointing with holy oil for those who come.
People who come to church at St Mark’s are a diverse lot.
Some are from families with school-aged children, some are people who work full-time or care for households, some are retirees. We are single and married, young and old. People’s worldviews and values vary, and we respect our differing approaches to life and faith.
No matter who you are or where you are on your journey of life or faith, you are welcome at St Mark’s.