Sundays at St Philip
- 8am – Holy Communion. A short, small traditional worship service with no music and a short reflection/homily.
- 9am – Contemporary Eucharist. ‘Eucharist’ literally means ‘thanksgiving’ – and is the celebration of Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper. At our 9am worship we usually have a mix of contemporary and traditional hymns – there will be Sunday School and youth activities outside from 9:30-10:30am. The 9am service is also live-streamed on YouTube for those who wish to worship online.
Occasionally we combine both services (this usually happens the Sunday after Christmas, our Parish Picnic in June, and on other special occasions). Please keep an eye on the events page of this website in case there is a change.
Mask and Communion Protocols
- Masks, from the current diocesan guidance (27 June 2022): While the mandate to wear masks indoors has been lifted [in March 2022], it is recommended that parishes continue the practice of wearing masks during church worship services. This is based on demographics of our congregations, singing together (including choirs), limited ventilation and physical space.
Clergy will continue to wear a fresh disposable mask when distributing communion.
It is recommended that we remain cautious as we move forward, knowing that there are some in our church family who are immuno-compromised and young children under five years of age who are still not able to be vaccinated. Our commitment is to support each other in ensuring a safe environment for all to participate as much as possible.
- Communion: We will continue at this time to receive bread only at communion.