Our morning service is contemporary and family friendly. Children are very welcome. We run Children’s Ministry programs during the teaching time and for a short time after the service to allow parents space to chat. We enjoy morning tea together after the service.
Our night service is popular with uni students, and young adults, though many others do attend. We enjoy each other’s company over supper after the service, and most weeks kick-on to another venue.
There are three main elements to our service:
We believe worship is a lifestyle of living in awe and wonder of who God is and what He has done for us in Jesus. It’s both an outward expression of praise and dependence on God and an inward posture of the heart that has been changed by His grace. Some of the ways we worship God are through song, prayer, hearing and applying God’s Word, and offering every aspect of our lives for His glory.
The gospel gives us relevant and redemptive truths to teach. The person and work of Jesus is a powerful message for all, so grace will be our constant theme. We will teach the Bible with confidence that God will continually renew us through His Word as we respond in faith and obedience.
We provide space in the middle and at the end of our services to enjoy connecting with one another. We also encourage deep community throughout the week. Our hope is that church can be a safe home where we can rejoice in God’s provision of a church family in which each of us can belong and be a blessing.
Service times and format have changed due to COVID-19.
Keep reading to hear from our senior pastor and to find out more details.
How does Hebrews 10 and the call to continue meeting together work with the Government’s announcement that gatherings above 100 are not recommended? We want “be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution” (1 Peter 2:13) so we will not gather together this Sunday at St Ignatius, nor is it likely that we will for some time.
How will we gather? Community Groups
Our hope is that everyone who is a part of our church (or desires to be) will be a part of what we’re calling Community Groups. These groups will be a smaller group of people whom we will gather with, have community with, care for and pray with. On Sundays these groups will gather in person (or if necessary, virtually). As with any Sunday gathering, the preached Word will be central in these gatherings, we will sing together and there will be opportunity to pray, read the Bible, and share on a local level.
Now is a time when many will be thinking through deeper questions – we would love anyone to join us. Most regulars will hear from a Community Group leader by Saturday morning, but it’s likely we may miss some or others may want to join. You can do so by registering here.
With love and grace,
Pete (on behalf of the church elders and the many other amazing people who are helping us)