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Worship Services

WORSHIP SERVICES

WEEKEND
SERVICES

6pm Saturday Holy Communion

at  Christ Church, Birregurra
(1st weekend of  the month)

8am Holy Communion

at  Ss Johns', Colac
(every Sunday)

9.30am Holy Communion

at Christ Church, Birregurra
(
2nd & 4th Sundays of  the month)


9.30am Holy Communion

at  St Andrew's, Alvie
(3rd Sunday of the month)

11am Holy Communion

at  Ss Johns', Colac
(
every Sunday)

WEEKDAY
SERVICES

Mid-week Eucharist


10am Wednesdays
at  Ss Johns', Colac.

Followed by our parish

Bible Study at 10:45am

in Ss Johns' Hall.

Meditation

5pm Thursdays
at Ss Johns', Colac

COMMUNITY AND
SPECIAL SERVICES

SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY
Mercy Place Service weekly 10:30am Thursdays


Corangamarah Service 1:30pm 3rd Tuesday of month


Barongarook Service 3:00pm 4th Monday of month

SPECIAL SERVICES

Our services may vary for Christmas, Easter, and Feast Day Services.

Please contact us or check our Facebook page for more information.

WORSHIP

ABOUT THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

About the Book of Common Prayer: The First Book of Common Prayer was published in 1549 during the reign of King Edward VI of England. This original Prayer Book was compiled under the editorship of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1532, and who had led the Church during the early phase of the English Reformation during the latter half of the reign of King Henry VIII. The Prayer Book was revised in 1552, repudiated under Queen Mary (who restored Roman Catholicism in England), and then was brought back under Queen Elizabeth I when she acceded to the throne in 1558. The Prayer Book was again repudiated under Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth, before being restored in its present form in 1662, following the Restoration of King Charles II. Because of its history, the Book of Common Prayer is inseparable from Anglican identity – it preserves much of the pre-Reformation Catholic “use” of Sarum (translated into English) while simultaneously giving expression to the Protestant doctrines of justification and salvation by faith alone. It is for this reason that Anglicanism is often referred to as being both “Catholic and Reformed” and described as the “via media” (“middle way”) between Roman Catholicism, on the one hand, and more extreme versions of Protestantism on the other. Although most Anglican churches now utilise more contemporary prayer books (like the APBA), according to the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, together with the Thirty-nine Articles, constitute the ‘authorised standard of worship and doctrine in this Church’. While the use of contemporary prayer books is both necessary and appropriate, for many Anglicans there remains nothing more quintessentially Anglican than the dignified, reverent, and awe-inspiring language of the Book of Common Prayer. 

ABOUT 'A PRAYER BOOK FOR AUSTRALIA'

Most of the services of worship that take place in our parish are according to A Prayer Book for Australia 1995 (APBA). APBA represents the culmination of the process of “Liturgical Renewal” which occurred in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other churches from the 1960s onwards. APBA incorporates much of the best-loved parts of the Book of Common Prayer, while also incorporating elements from early-Christian sources (including the Didache of the late-1st/early-2nd century) and giving expression to insights learned as part of the 19th century Liturgical Movement and the 20th century Ecumenical Movement.

PRAYER RESOURCES

Worship
Prayer Resouces

OUTREACH

Ss Johns’ Playgroup meets in the hall at Ss Johns’ Church between 2-3pm every Tuesday during term time. Families can join us any time, for as long as suits them. We ask each family to bring a piece of fruit for sharing, and a gold coin donation to help cover the costs of using the hall.

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