Our Location

St John's Anglican Church
Lower York Street
Albany WA 6330
Australia

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - noon

Office: 9841 5015
Rectory: 

PARISH PRIEST:

  
 Our Locum priest for the Intentional Interegnum from 1st May is the Reverend Paul Cannon


ASSISTANT  PRIEST:

 

Reverend Helen Barnard


The Assistant Priests' Email:

priest2@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

PARISH WARDENS: 

Belinda Ratnik - 0407 171 414

John Blake - 9844 4587

Mob. 0438 761 950

Peter Fitzgibbon - 9842 8226

The wardens' email is:

 wardens@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au

For administrative questions or queries

please speak to one of the wardens. 

 

PARISH OFFICE AND ST JOHN’S CENTRE 

Colleen Brooks:   98415015 

Lower York Street, Albany WA 6330 

Office Hours are Monday to Friday  9am to 12 noon 

Parish Office Email is:

admin@

anglicanchurchalbany.org.au 

Office email.

The convenience of Direct Giving:

For parishioners to set up electronic giving the BSB details are:

Anglican Community Fund St. John’s Anglican Parish Albany

BSB 706 001 Account number:3000 3081

This goes to the same Albany Parish account as Church collections.

Our Services

 Sunday 14th Janaury 2018: Services:

8.00 a.m and 9.30 a.m.

 Eucharist Celebrant & Preacher Reverend Paul Cannon 

 Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after both Services.

There will be a send-off morning tea for Peter and Belinda (11am after the services)               

  For services taking place during the week click the "This weeks Week at St John's" Tab

at the top of this page.      

 

                                                              

                                                               

 

Readings and Hymns

Welcome to St John's

The people of St John’s welcome you to join them in the worship of God through the traditional liturgy of the Anglican Church. At St. John's you will receive a warm welcome and openness that we hope reflects the love that God shows to each and every person through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our worship consists of Word and Sacrament. We preach from the Word of God, and the Sacrament is offered from the Lord's Table, where all who seek Him are welcome.

There are many aspects to a churches life, and this is so at St. John's. We encourage you to look around our site, as we are sure you will find different activities that you will enjoy joining in with. We want to be inclusive as the people of God, and so encourage you to bring your talents and needs to St John's.

St. John's is an historic church, with a rich history and tradition, but it is not a museum! It is a lively and vibrant place, seeking to be a light in the middle of the city. So, if you are passing through, or living in our lovely City of Albany, welcome to St. John's. We pray you find this site useful, and perhaps we'll see you some time. May God bless your journey.

For this week's events click here

 

Sunday
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Sunday14th January 2018  

 

Come and See!

Today’s gospel passage has been truncated from past years, So it is wise to go back to John 1.35 to get a broader sense of what is happening. John the Baptist points out Jesus to his disciples, and one of whom was Andrew, followed Jesus immediately. This sets off a chain reaction. Andrew finds his brother Peter and invites him to come along too. When they get to Galilee Jesus invites Philip to join them. Philip goes and seeks out his friend Nathaniel and invites him to follow too, Nathaniel is scathing, but Philip persists, and Nathaniel meets Jesus.

 

Jesus gathers by invitation, and his disciples do the same, for every disciple Jesus invites another comes to the group because a disciple has offered an invitation. Come and see Said Jesus to Andrew, come and see said Philip to Nathaniel. We too have been invited, Jesus has bid us to come and see where he lives. When he says this to Andrew, he is being humorous. Jesus has no one, particular place, to live, he’s on the move (which is why he responds in Matthew 8.20 with: “Foxes have holes … but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head”), never calling anywhere home.

 

We have been called, and we have been commissioned (Matthew 28) to go into the world and invite others, just as Jesus, Andrew, Philip and others did, down through the ages. People don’t just wake up and think, “gee, I’d like to go to church today” they need an invitation, they need to be made welcome, to feel comfortable in a strange place and among new faces. Come and see! Make that your mission for this year, invite others to come and see Jesus in what we do and how we worship.

Every blessing, Paul.

THINKING before I speak!

         Is it true?                             

H         Is it helpful?                        

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?