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 8 MARCH 2015 (The Third Sunday in Lent)

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Readings of the Day
Exodus 20.1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18-25
Gospel: John 2.13-22

7.00am  Morning Prayer

7.30am  Eucharist

9.00am  Sung Eucharist
Preacher: Fr John Sanderson

Setting: Eucharist E (Michael Dudman, 1938-1994)


10.30am  Litany in Procession & Solemn High Mass

Preacher: Fr John Sanderson
Setting: Missa Brevis (G.P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)
Motet: Ave verum corpus (Orlando di Lasso, c.1530-1594)
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence

6.30pm   Solemn Evensong & Litany in Procession
Preacher: Fr Daniel Dries
Canticles: Faux-bourdon service (Jeremy Woodside, b.1989)
Anthem: And as Moses lifted up the serpent
              (John Stainer, 1840-1901)
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