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 30 NOVEMBER 2014 (The First Sunday of Advent)

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Readings of the Day
Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-7; 1 Corinthians 1.1-9
Gospel: Mark 13.24-37 

7.00am  Morning Prayer

7.30am  Eucharist

9.00am  Sung Eucharist 
Preacher: Fr John Sanderson

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


10.30am  Solemn High Mass

Preacher: Fr John Sanderson
Setting: Mass for five voices (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet: Audivi media nocte (Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-1585)
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

6.30pm   A Service of Lessons and Carols 

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.