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: 

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 18th February 2018:  :

 8am and 9.30 a.m.

 Eucharist Celebrant & Preacher Reverend Allan Tayor

 Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after each service

 

 

  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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Sunday 18th February 2018  

 

The First Sunday in Lent

The Journey of Lent

After the great flood, God established a new covenant, a new agreement or promise with people. It was a new beginning, a fresh start, just like the intention of our general confession “Merciful God, our maker and our judge, we have sinned against you … Strengthen us to love and obey you in NEWNESS of life.” Newness of life. We seek to begin afresh. And that is also the purpose of Lent, to spend time living into newness.

 And Jesus shows us how, by going into the desert. Mark tells us that the “Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness.” And, though Satan tempted Jesus, it is the Spirit who is guiding Jesus into this experience. Jesus came out of the wilderness prepared by the Spirit to face all the temptations that would confront him for the rest of his life, including the moment in the Garden of Gethsemane, the night before he died. So, Jesus understands temptation, the battle we face in life, and he placed himself in God’s hands – “Not my will, but yours.”

Lent is a journey to the wilderness for each of us (if we are intentional about it that is). In the wilderness there are fewer distractions, fewer toys, fewer patterns or routines. When Lyn and I went up the Great Central Road and into the outback, we encountered that very freedom, there is a sense in the literal desert, that we are very close to God, that we have entered what the Celts call a thin place, a place to touch God. It was a place to pray, reflect and to address all sorts of things. The word ‘Temptation’ has its root in the meaning ‘leaning’ or ‘tendency.’ Our temptations, our leanings are the attractions, habits, our comforts, our places of escape. Going into the wilderness and stripping ourselves of all the noise and distraction of our lives, the things that tend to draw us in the opposite direction to God and the things of God, so that we can see more clearly, gain perspective, and understand with greater focus what and who we really are. During Lent we can see the fault lines, know the battle within ourselves, know the struggle for integrity. We need to give ourselves space to discern between knowing what is right and loving and that which is intensely selfish, vengeful and unloving. The wilderness of Lent is that place, that space, where can so discern.

 So, this Lent give yourselves some space for reading, listening, praying, discerning. Don’t be so full up that you can’t give yourselves to a wilderness journey. Be less full of everything so that you are a little more hungry for the things of God! Hungry for newness.                                                                                    

Every Blessing,

Paul.

 

THINKING before I speak!

         Is it true?                             

H         Is it helpful?                        

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?