Our Location

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

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9am - noon

Office: 9841 5015
Rectory: 9841 3360


 The Reverend Dr Desiree Snyman 

For pastoral concerns please speak to the Rector.   Her 
Sabbath day of rest, recreation and re-creation is Friday. When is your Sabbath?
Email:   desireesnyman@icloud.com     



The Reverend Helen Barnard

Email:  prieststjohns@iinet.net.au


Marie Ham - 9841 5015

Edith White - 9844 4680

Kevin Prince - 9841 3715

For administrative questions or queries please speak to one of the people’s wardens. 



Colleen Brooks:   98415015 

Lower York Street, Albany WA 6330 

Office Hours are Monday to Friday  9am to 12 noon 


Office email.

Our Services

Our Usual Sunday Services at St John's: 16th October 2016

8:00am  Eucharist -

Celebrant: Reverend Dr. Desiree Snyman  Preacher :  Reverend Helen Barnard9.30am  Choral Eucharist 

 9:30 am Sung Eucharist Service: Celebrant Reverend Dr. Desiree Snyman  Preacher :  Reverend Helen Barnard 

Order of Service:  2nd Order of Holy Communion on page 119 

Everyone is welcome to the Church Hall for tea or coffee after the Services.

(To review the readings set for this Sunday and the next please check below) 

For information about other services taking place during the week click the "This Week at St John's" Tab at the top of this page.                                                                        

Readings for Today 16th October                                                                            

Readings for Today                                                                                    

 Old Testament:           Jeremiah        31: 27-34          Page 754                

Psalm (APBA):           Psalm           119: 97-104        Page 355               

Glory to God: Source of all being, Eternal World and Holy Spirit              

       As it was in the beginning, is now and ever will be. Amen.

Epistle:             2 Timothy         3:  10-4.5          Page 204         

     Gospel:                 Luke               18:    1-14           Page   76

Order of service:  2nd Order for Communion page 119                        

                                     Thanksgiving page





God of Jeremiah grieving



Lord your word abiding



I the Lord of sea and sky                    




O Lord hear my prayer                                                 Will you come and follow me                                                       



Filled with the Spirit’s power

Children’s Song


Jesus loves me this I know

Sung Eucharist:  




Prayer Points                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

• The Diocese of Newcastle – Bishop Greg Thompson – Asst. Bishop Peter    

   Stuart  - Clergy and People.

• The Parish of Harvey – Locum Priest – Marjorie Stranger

  • The World – Those who serve the Community in a voluntary capacity.

The Parish – First Communion/Confirmation candidates and

  their Sponsors.



Sung Eucharist:   Matthias Together in Song 757 (a-f)

 Sunday’s Reading Year ‘C’    2nd October   (see above)                                                                                                                        



Readings and Hymns

This week at St Johns

Saint Luke’s Sunday                                                          16th October 2016                                                                    ___________________________________________________________           

 St. Luke's Feast Day

Saint Luke, an early convert of paganism to Christianity was a physician who was born in Antioch, Syria.  He was a close companion of St. Paul and spent some time with him at Rome.  It appears that he never saw Jesus, but was the first to be converted to Christianity when St Paul came to Antioch.

Saint Luke recorded the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles and the three canticles he preserved for us today - the Benedictus, the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis.

Saint Luke is often portrayed as painting portraits of Mary and, according to tradition, was believed to have painted portraits of both Mary and Jesus.  Centuries later, it was proven that Luke did not paint such images but, because of this tradition, he is still considered the patron saint of artists.

He is often shown with an ox, which is a symbol of sacrifice – the sacrifice Jesus made for the world.

As the first Christian physician, Saint Luke is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons.  For this reason, we honour Saint Luke on his feast day by praying for doctors and those who care for the sick.


The Rev'd Dr Desiree Snyman


Prayer of the Week:

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity:

mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace that, running in the way of your commandments, we may obtain your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Notices on the Work of God through St. John’s 

Mission for the Month:  Christian Bike Riders - Compassion


Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 18th October at 5:00pm in the D/W Hall.

Please note change of date


MU Annual Meeting AGM: 19th October @ 1:30pm in the D/W Hall.


Mira Mar Bible Study: Invites you to join them in a study on “Praying the Psalms:” commencing Wednesday 19th October. Contact Marion 9842 8226.

Friends on Friday:  Friday 21st October 10:00am in the Lady Chapel.

Film Evening:  21st October at 6:30pm at Mike and Judy Taylor’s home

42 Range Court Crescent. Contact 9844 8501.

First Communion & Confirmation Food Roster: If you can assist in anyway by provision of food, please indicate on Roster at back of

Church or phone Cathryne Brooks 0428 536 937.  Many thanks.


Launching of Ride for Compassion: At Baptist Church 16th October @ 5:30pm. After service “bring and share meal” during which members of the local community and the Ride for Compassion tea, can interact.

23rd October Dedication and Flower Festival.

We would appreciate donation of flowers or money to buy flowers to help

us celebrate this wonderful occasion.  Thank you.

Raise the Roof Concert: To be held at St. John’s Church on Friday October 28th at 7:00pm and Saturday 29th at 4:00pm. Programme includes

Music by Schubert and Mozart. Tickets available from the Opportunity Shop Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 9:30am- 12 Noon.

Price of Tickets $30 Adult, $ 25 Concession. Includes refreshments and