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 has transferred to a Dioscean position leading Youth ministry from 1st May 2017,

 Our Locum priest for the Intentional Interegnum from 1st May is Reverend Paul Cannon



The Reverend Helen Barnard

The Assistant Priests' Email:




Belinda Ratnik - 0428 190 831

John Blake - 9844 4587

Peter Fitzgibbon - 9842 8226

The wardens' email is:



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

 Sunday 25th June: Services:

 On Sunday there is:

8am  Eucharist 

 Celebrant and Preacher:

8:00am & Celebrant: Reverend Paul Cannon

Morning Tea served in the Parish Hall after both Services.

9:30am Eucharist- Communion service with Choir 

9:30am     Preacher:  Reverend Paul Cannon

There will be Morning Tea in the hall after each service- all welcome

Order of service:    2nd Order of Communion Page 119  1st Thanksgiving  Page 128         

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

Readings for Sunday services 25 June 2017 - see tab on home page                                                                     


Readings and Hymns

Introducing Desiree ...


In Africa we have this saying: “I am who I am because you are who you are.”

I am who I am because of Marius Mulder, my husband, friend and partner.

I am who I am because of my children, Keehan and Connor.

Keehan means ‘vast’ or ‘abundant’ and Connor means ‘highly desired’. The community of Orange Farm in South Africa where I ran a support group for HIV women gave our twins the names ‘Mpho’ and ‘Sipho’ which are SeSotho and Zulu words meaning ‘gift’. Thus Keehan Sipho is an abundant gift (or grace) and Connor Mpho is a highly desired gift (or mercy). Our children are grace and mercy to us.

While my own family is from Parktown Johannesburg, I grew up in Benoni which is a city 30 km east of Johannesburg. Benoni is looked down upon by fellow Parktownians, but Benoni’s claim to fame is that it produced Charlize Theron and Charlene Wittstock the Princess of Monaco.

I seek to be shaped by the following jewels:

“My greatest difference from you is my greatest gift to you.”

“The glory of God is the human person fully alive, fully human, fully divine.”

“Live simply so others may simply live.”

“The secret of the entire universe is that Christ is within you – the hope of glory.”


In the stress of modern day living these jewels become covered in mud.

 To clear away the mud I need to re-create by:


  • Spending A LOT OF time in silence, solitude and contemplative prayer (like most clergy I am intensely introverted and my love for people is balanced by having adequate time alone)
  • Celebrating relationships with loved one’s and creation
  • Hiking and mountain biking through the Australian bush
  • Reading and writing
  • Training for endurance events … I recently completed my first triathlon - the 70.3 ironman in Mandurah and am now a Tri Addict!
  • Surfing and body boarding with my gorgeous twins …
  • Music  - I played bagpipes for the south African Irish Regimental Pipeband.  

My familylived in one of the most beautiful places – Dunsborough. Now I am discovering the beauty of the Great Southern … on a Mountain Bike, or surfboards or in hiking boots or on new Time Trial Bike because Like HG Wells, Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race”.