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Church Unusual: 19 April 2020

My dear Franciscans Today we begin our fourth week in lockdown. Please know that you are in our prayers. In whatever situation you are in, know that you belong to our community of love and support. Please do not hesitate to ask for help from the parish, whatever your circumstances might be. The relevant phone … Continue reading

Easter Services: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Attached please find the service sheets that will guide us as we celebrate the Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 12:00 noon. The YouTube link is the same as the one we have been using thus far. Just a reminder of service times: Good Friday 12:00 noon Easter Day 8:30 am. Maundy Thursday … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 5 April 2020

My dear Franciscans This Sunday Lent draws to a close as Palm Sunday does the great work of transitioning us into Holy Week – Jesus enters Jerusalem where, as he has been telling his disciples as they walked from Galilee to Jerusalem, he will be tried, scourged and crucified. But thoughts of arrest and death … Continue reading

Recording of Church Unusual – 29 March 2020

Incase you missed the service this morning we invite you to watch the recording by clicking on the link below:

Our first Church Unusual service a success – 22 March 2020

In these uncertain times we are forced to resort to new ways of sharing in the fellowship of God. As we would still very much like to share in the practice of worshiping together as a community we have started “Church Unusual” where the service is live streamed on our YouTube Channel. This morning we … Continue reading

Church Unsual and the Pew leaflet for 22 March 2020

Dear Franciscans We are moving into new way of being church. The video above is a first stab at this. The very important Pew Leaflet which is attached contains detailed info about our way forward as a family. Please read it.LovePaul

Join our lent course: People of the way

Our Lent program for 2019 is Lent Course developed in the Diocese in 2011 called People of  the Way.  St Francis followed the Course in 2012 and we are doing it again nine years later. Why People of the Way? In Mark’s gospel, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem from the moment of his … Continue reading

Soul Encounters – Week 4: Hearing Gods Voice

In this weeks edition of Soul Encounters look at how do we fear God. Maria explores the reading of 1 Samuel 2:2-10 where Samuel hears God calling him. How do we discern when God is calling us? Click on the image below to listen to the podcast.   Image credit: Cross Points Church  

Soul Encounters – Week 3: The Transfiguration

In this weeks podcast for the Soul Encounters series, Maria Frahm-Arp journeys  through a variety of passages of scripture highlighting how they apply to our lives today. This podcast specifically relates to the Transfiguration of Jesus exploring the idea of absence and presence. Click on the image below to listen to the podcast

Soul Encounters – Week 2: Walking with Joseph

In her second podcast for the Soul Encounters series, Maria Frahm-Arp focuses on the story of Joseph. What can we learn from the life of Joseph and how does it relate to us today? Click on the image below to listen to the podcast    

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