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 12th August

 

                                                       

8:00am & 9:30am Celebrant & Preacher Reverend Helen Barnard

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

 

 

Next Sunday’s Reading Year ‘B’                                                                    

Old Testament:           1 Kings 2: 10-12,3.3-14     Page 309                    

Psalm (APBA):             Psalm  111:                        Page 343                                                                  

Epistle:                       Ephesians 5: 11-21            Page 186                                                                                              

Gospel:                       John 6: 51-58                     Page   93                                      

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 19th August 2018

12th Sunday after Pentecost

 

There was one brief, shining moment in the Hebrew Bible where things were pretty good.  There was safety, and security, the Presence of God walking among us and a nice garden.  Then we blew it all and ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and our eyes were opened, and we became “like God,” knowing good and evil.

There was another tree in the Garden - the Lord said, ‘See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.’  We could have lived forever in that garden with God!

In today’s gospel Jesus isn’t talking about trees and fruit, but bread and he talks about this bread in a familiar way.  This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.  ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever.’  Jesus is speaking of himself and the benefits of believing and abiding in him and making him a part of us, and us a part of him.  Jesus is clearly identifying himself as the new creation.  The new garden; the new tree; the new fruit!  God’s dream in Genesis was that we would live forever with Him, and in Jesus that dream gets a fresh start.

In Eden it could have been great, but we messed it up. But, now, in Jesus it can be great again.  And, great forever!

Blessings, Rev Helen

 

THINKING before I speak!

 

         Is it true?                             

H         Is it helpful?                                    

I           Is it inspiring?

        Is it necessary?

        Is it kind?