At 9am we gather at Christ Church for a traditional Anglican service. Some of the members at 9am have been worshipping in an Anglican Church all their lives. Some have even been worshipping at Christ Church for their whole lives! But there’s no need to worry if you’re new to the Anglican Church or not even sure what that means or what you believe. While we’re more formal at 9am we’re also relaxed and those leading the service guide us through as we journey together. While we follow the Prayer Book at this service, all of the songs, prayers and readings are projected on screen so there’s no need to worry about not knowing what to say, when to sit or stand, or losing your place in a book.
While all are welcome, there is generally no explicit input given for children at 9am. We do have a space for them to break out and play, but we also welcome children to be present in the main space of the church. Our minister has even been known to pick up a child mid-sermon and carry on with them in tow!
Singing plays a big part at our 9am service and our music is a mixture of hymns and songs, ancient and modern. Some weeks we’re accompanied by the piano and drums while other weeks we’re lead by the wonderful pipe organ.
While our priest will normally wear traditional robes at this service members of the congregation come as they feel comfortable coming to worship.
After the service we join together for morning tea and the chance to share a cuppa and catch up.