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: 25th September 2016

This Sunday:See note about road closures affecting access (click the "This Week at St John's" Tab at the top of this page

8:00am  Eucharist -

9.30am  Choral Eucharist 

8:00am & 9:30am Services Celebrant Reverend Dr. Desiree Snyman


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                                                                            

Old Testament:  Jeremiah          4: 11-12, 22-28     Page 720       

         Psalm (APBA):        Psalm             14:                               Page 233           

    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:                     1 Timothy          3:   1-  7                  Page 200        

      Gospel:                      Luke                15:   1-10                  Page   73                                                
Order of service: Third Order for Communion  




Crown him with many crowns



Brother, sister let me serve you



Kneels at the feet of his friends                             

Communion                Congregation                                 



Come holy spirit                                 Jesus Christ is waiting                                               



Tell out my soul

Children’s Song    


We are one in the Spirit


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

Next Sunday’s Reading Year ‘C’    11 September                                                                                                                           


 First Reading:      Acts            6:  1- 6                             Page 117                   

      Psalm APBA):      Psalm       79:  1- 9                        Page 306         

   Epistle:                 1 Timothy   3:  1- 7                  Page 200       

  Gospel:             Luke          16: 1-13                   Page   74              

Readings and Hymns

This week at St Johns

 PLAN AHEAD for getting to church during the period 23rd - 25th September!!! Road closures will affect access to our church.

RE: Southern MTB festival 2016

The Southern MTB is an emerging Mountain Bike Festival that will take place from the 23rd – 25th September in Albany, WA. This exciting new event has grown from the popular Albany Urban Downhill race.

NOTE the York Street road closures:





Thursday 22 -Monday 25

0500 Thur -1900 Mon

Serpentine Rd - Grey St


Friday 23

All Day

Serpentine Rd - Grey St


Saturday 24

0700 onwards

Serpentine Rd - Grey St


Sunday 25

until 2200

Serpentine Rd - Grey St


Sunday 25

0400 - 2200

Serpentine Rd - Stirling Tce


 Urgent enquiries can be emailed to marika@project3.com or call 9314 3820. 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost                  18th September 2016

Week 4: Called to be a bridge                 18 September 2016

In this fourth prayerful reflection of the Growing Together season the focus continues on those ordained by God to offer a life of service within the Body of Christ. As a priest is called to serve God’s people within the body, the deacon is called to serve as a bridge between the Body of Christ and the whole of God’s creation.

All who are baptised are members of the body of Christ, a body that is both a sign of God’s action in the world and an instrument of God’s continuing purpose in the world. Within this one body there are many members, many parts, and it is essential that these parts be different. The body has a common purpose but each part a distinctive and unique place within the body. Everybody is included and all are equally part of God’s purpose.

            Within the body of Christ some members of the body have particular roles. Priests are called to a life of service within the body; deacons are called to live as a bridge between the body and the world; and all God’s people are called to serve God’s purpose in creation. 

Prayer of the Week:

Almighty God, whose beloved Son for our sake willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross: give us courage and patience to take up our cross daily and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

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

Mission for the Month:  YouthCare – Chaplains in Schools.

Rosters: Many thanks to all who offer their time and energy to serve on the various rosters at St. John’s. If you cannot attend to your rostered duties the custom at St. John’s is that you arrange a replacement yourself. The Parish Priests and Secretary cannot be expected to this on your behalf. 

Parish Assistants Meeting: – Tuesday 20th September @ 2:00pm.

Wildflower Show: In Parish Hall Wednesday 21-Saturday 24 September 9:00am-6:00pm.

Mothers’ Union Meeting: Service and Meeting in Lady Chapel Wednesday 21 September at 1:30pm. 

Spring Fest: Have you put in your registration for the Spring Fest 23-24 September. Living Waters would like to know numbers. It

Is a rewarding/enjoyable weekend. Please contact Marion 9842 8226.

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.

Road Closures for Southern MTB Festival 2016: Please note     

  • ·       Friday 23 – All Day Serpentine Rd-Grey Street Northbound
  • ·       Saturday 24 - 0700 onwards Serpentine Rd-Grey Street Southbound
  • ·       Sunday 25 – until 2200 Serpentine Rd-Grey Street Southbound     


2nd October at 9.30am St Francis Day Service with Pet Blessing.

15th October at 8am and 9.30am: St Luke’s day with blessings prayed on the medical profession.