We pray for those affected by recent violence in our city

God our refuge and strength,
you have bound us together in a common life:
help us in the midst of our present sorrow,
to live with one another without hatred or bitterness,
to listen to your voice of healing and love,
and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy and love of God, rest in peace. Amen.

(adapted from A Prayer Book for Australia)

Welcome to the website of Christ Church St Laurence. Our diverse and inclusive parish is grounded in the rich tradition of Anglicanism. We value our place in the worldwide Anglican Communion and offer a place of peace and beauty within the inner-city of Sydney. We hold a great reverence for the sacraments of the church, and maintain fine liturgical traditions and excellence in music. We encourage you to explore our website and read the details of our services and events. The parish would be delighted to welcome you to all or any of the liturgies if you are able to join us.




SUNDAY 28 DECEMBER 2014 (The Feast of the Holy Innocents)

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Readings of the Day
Jeremiah 31.15-20; Psalm 124; 1 John 1.5-2.2
Gospel: Matthew 2.13-18

7.00am  Morning Prayer

7.30am  Eucharist

9.00am  Sung Eucharist 
Preacher: Fr Ron Silarsah

Setting: Service in E (Jeffrey Smith, b.1960) 






10.30am  Procession & Solemn High Mass
Preacher: Fr Ron Silarsah
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

6.30pm   Solemn Evensong, Procession & Benediction 

Preacher: Fr Daniel Dries
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

Watch: A Sunday in the life of Christ Church St Laurence

         A snapshot of a Sunday in the life of Christ Church St Laurence.

As the sun rises in Sydney, our Sunday begins with morning prayer; elsewhere, the choir rehearses, children gather for Sunday School, and bell-ringers peal the church bells. Congregations gather for services at 7.00, 7.30, 9.00 & 10.30am. Fellowship is warm in the parish hall after each of the services. Our Sunday ends with Solemn Evensong. As the clergy departs, the altar is left in a blaze of candlelight.



Arthur Wills