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:

  
 Priest-in-charge
During this Intentional
Interegnum the Parish
is seeking a resident parish priest.


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

Georgie Walker - 0428425293

The wardens'email :

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 9th September

Old Testament:           Proverbs     22: 1-2,8-9,22-23           Page  6

8:00am & 9:30am Celebrant and Preacher Reverend Max Morrison

 

Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after both Services.               All welcome.

                                                               

Next Sunday’s Reading Year ‘B’                                                                    

Old Testament:           Proverbs     1: 20-33                           Page 596                   

 Psalm (APBA):            Psalm       19:                                      Page 239                                                   

 Epistle:                      James        2: 18-26                            Page 220                                                                                               

Gospel:                       Mark           8: 27-38                           Page   41       


                   

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.

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Sunday
Jun262016

Next week's readings: Sunday 16th September 2018

16th Sunday after Pentecost                       

Mark 7:24-37          

The gospel reading tells us about a deaf and dumb man who was brought to Jesus for his blessing and Jesus responds by healing him.  Jesus was sensitive to the man’s special needs and deals with him individually by leading him away from the crowd and communicating with him in a way that he understands.  Because this man couldn’t hear or speak Jesus communicates his intentions by touching the man’s ears and tongue.  By using spit Jesus told the man that he wanted to heal him (spittle was seen as having medicinal value for healing in those days).

We all have special needs and Jesus wants to deal with each one of us as individuals in a unique and special manner. We are special to God.  He not only treats us as individuals but also communicates with us in ways that only we appreciate.  The other side of us being special to God is that he wants to heal us and our healing, whether it is physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, is to enable us to be open to God, to others and to the things of beauty and wonder of God’s creation.

 

In our healing we become open to the other side of life as well.  Like the deaf mute, our healing opens us up to new ways of being good and bad, to temptation, to giving and receiving hurt and to the ugly and depressing things that can pull us down.  However, God continues to offer us healing, speaking to us in ways that only we can hear and understand and making us whole and new again each day.  He wants to open us to the potential within us, that we might live life whole and free.

 

Blessings, Rev Helen

 

 

THINKING before I speak! 

         Is it true?    

 H         Is it helpful?                                    

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?