- While following the traditional liturgy for the most part from A Prayerbook fror Australia there are some variations, mostly in movement thorugh the church, or prayers and hymns/songs.
- A service booklet will be handed to you on your arrival with all the prayers and movement through the service
- We gather around the font for the Confession
- We gather around the Altar for the Thanksgiving.
- The song-sheet provides the hymns and songs and sung response to the Psalm when used.
- The celebrant (minister) will take you through the service and announce the movements
- Children are welcome and there is a play area at the rear of the church with toys and activity sheets for preschool-aged children.
- A traditional Anglican Service following A Prayer book for Australia
- Hymns from An Australian Hymn Book II
- Baptised members of mainstream churches are welcome to Holy Communion
What to expect when I visit?
At St Georges church we use A Prayer Book for Australia for nearly each service which is the official form of service for Anglican worship in Australia.
At St David's, the form of service follows A Prayer Book for Australia but with some minor variations including movement to areas of the church at certain points such as gathering around the font for the Confession, and around the altar table for the Thanksgiving and Communion.
The music is usually in the traditional style (organ) with some hymns accompanied on piano. The choir sings on alternate 2nd and 4th Sundays, and the Psalm is sung by a cantor (soloist) and response by the congregation on most occasions, with some weeks having the Psalms said.
The service is printed in a booklet, which will be handed to you on arrival. Hymns and songs are also printed, and if requested a Hymnbook can be provided.
There are certain parts of the service for which we stand or sit/kneel, and the priest leading the service will direct you appropriately.
Morning tea follows the service at St Georges, and in the Hall at St Davids.
The priest will normally direct you to the page in the prayerbook or service booklet and hymn sheet. The service usually follows consecutive pages but when there is a ‘jump’ you will be told. If you do get a bit lost, feel free to ask someone near you. All members of the congregation are happy to help you
The Greeting of Peace is done just before Holy Communion and usually involves a short greeting and handshake with those around you, with a short verable greeting such as "Peace be with you".
We’re delighted you’ve chosen to make the parish of St David's (Ardross) and George's (Applecross) your spiritual home. So that our staff may meet you and get to know you, we ask that you fill out the card located at the end of the church pews, or you can email , or phone 9364 1718 to make a time to meet if required. Currently we are without a parish priest, however our church wardens are available to answer your queries. Please ask the welcomers at the door, or request to speak to Chris or Samantha, the Church Wardens.