Welcome to our 8:30am Service!
Bright and early Sunday morning, St Matts begins gathering in our church hall. Our 8:30am service is traditional in style. Attendees dress a little more formally than our other services, but still keep it comfortable- there’s no need for a suit and tie here.
We encourage everyone who arrives to wear a stick-on nametag as a way to get to know each other. You may be asked to write one if it’s your first time. From there, you can head into the church hall for the start of the service.
During the service, you can expect times of prayer, bible reading, a sermon and announcements. We also sing from the hymn books that are located in the back of each pew, accompanied by the organ. During one of the songs, an offertory is passed around, which is one way that our church members give to the work of our church. If you’re new, just let it pass by- we want your company, not your money.
Once a month, we participate in communion, also known as the Eucharist, and many weeks there will also be a time of confession, which is a chance to reflect upon your week. There’s no pressure to take part in anything you’re uncomfortable with- we’re just happy you’re here!
At the end of the service, we come together for some morning tea and a good chat. It’s also a chance to meet and chat with people from our staff team.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any kids or youth programs at our 8:30am service. If you have kids from birth to Year 8, check out our 10am service. If your kids are in Year 9 or older, check out our 6pm service. Both those services are also a good option if you’re looking for something more contemporary in style.
Antony (Bazz) Baraclough is the minister who oversees our 8:30am service. If you have any questions about the service or would like to plan a visit, get in touch with Bazz, he’d love to hear from you!