serving Christ and the people of the woy woy peninsula

I’m New

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I’m New to Church!

Going somewhere or doing something for the first time naturally causes nervousness and some anxiety. It requires becoming vulnerable and takes courage. Coming to a church – or returning after a long break - for the first time is no different. We hope that in our churches, you'll feel welcome. We're genuinely glad that you've chosen to worship with us, and we look forward to meeting you. (And if you have children, we're happy to see them too)

Accesability

 

DisabkledFriendly

We try to make the churches disabled friendly. We have limited parking or drop off near the door for disabled passengers. The entry from there is flat.

If there is something else we could do, please let us know. 

Inclusive Language

NRSV

We try to use inclusive language where possible, and like much of the Diocese of Newcastle we read from the New Revised Standard version of the Bible which also uses largely inclusive language.

What’s in the Service?

Our worship service includes readings from the Old and New Testaments, a sermon based on the day's scriptures, an affirmation of faith using one of the Creeds, congregational prayers, several congregational hymns and normally a celebration of communion (Holy Eucharist).

Children and parents are welcome to use the tables and chairs, toys colouring in etc at the back of the church.

Our Services

8.00 at St Andrews Umina

The first Sunday of the month, we have Morning Prayer. Other Sundays we celebrate Holy Communion. These services attract those seeking a small friendly congregation. Morning tea after the service is always exceptional and newcomers are warmly welcomed!

10.00 at St Luke's Woy Woy

This is a traditional sung Eucharist, with crucifer, acolytes and vestments. The building and music lend themselves to a quiet yet intimate celebration, in which the intelligent preaching of the Word is given equal importance with the liturgy.

You Can Participate.

 Anglican worship is participatory. We generally stand to sing, sit during readings and the sermon, and stand or kneel during prayer. Practices vary among Anglicans. Some -- but by no means all -- kneel or cross ourselves at various points in the service. These actions are personal aids to worship and are purely optional. Please, do what you find comfortable.

You are welcome to take communion.

If you are baptized you may take the bread and wine, the bread only, come forward for a prayer of blessing or choose not to leave your seat at all. The communion table is God's table, and God's generosity is great. Children may come forward with their parents for communion or a blessing.

The Offertory

There will be an opportunity to donate to the work of the Church during the service. Once again this is personal and optional.

Contact Info

Rector

The Rev'd Michael Davies

mobile: 0417 650 805

Office

The Cottage
151 Blackwall Rd,
Woy Woy

Phone

02 4344 1347 .

Email

woywoyanglican@gmail.com