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 26 OCTOBER 2014 (The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Readings of the Day
Deut 34.1-12; Ps 90.1-6,13-17; 1 Thess 2.1-13
Gospel: Matthew 22.34-46

7.00am  Morning Prayer

7.30am  Eucharist

9.00am  Sung Eucharist with Children's Ministry
Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Greg Anderson

Setting: Missa sine nomine (Peter Jewkes, b.1956) 


10.30am  Solemn High Mass

Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Greg Anderson
Setting: Service in F (Herbert Sumsion, 1899-1995)
Motet: O sacrum convivium (Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-1585)
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

6.30pm   Solemn Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: Fr John Sanderson
Setting: Collegium Regale (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Motet: Sing Joyfully (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
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.


An Important Message from the Board of St Laurence House Inc.

As the future of St Laurence House remains uncertain,  the Management Committee extends its gratitude for the support they have already been offered by the community at CCSL. An online petition to the Premier has been set up and already garnered some 1,200 hundred signatures. Parishioners and friends of CCSL are encouraged to read and sign the petition and to forward the link to others.