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 2 AUGUST 2015 (The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Readings of the Day 2 Samuel 11.26-12.13a; Psalm 51.1-12; Ephesians 4.1-16 Gospel Reading: John 6.24-35
Services 7.00am Morning Prayer
9.00am Sung Eucharist Preacher: Fr John Sanderson Setting: Missa sine nomine (Jewkes)
10.30am Solemn High Mass Preacher: Fr John Sanderson Setting: Communion Service in G (Jackson) Motet: O Sacrum Convivium (Tallis) Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence
6.30pm Solemn Evensong & Benediction Preacher: Fr Daniel Dries Canticles: Service in C (Thalben-Ball) Anthem: From the rising of the sun (Ouseley) 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. Sunday ends with Solemn Evensong. As the clergy and choir depart, the altar is left in a blaze of candlelight.