Worship of God takes us out of ourselves as we learn to move beyond our own small ways of looking at the world, ourselves, and others into a light that makes the reality of the world and life more easily visible. As we worship we learn to love God and are invited to look out ourselves, the world, and each other in the light of God’s love.
We have a variety of styles of worship at St Columba’s ranging from traditional Sunday worship through to all age worship, as well as regular times for daily prayer.
Our first service each Sunday is according to the traditional Book of Common Prayer. You will find the beautiful language of this service uplifting as we reflect on Scripture, pray, and receive Holy Communion.
Our 9.30am service each Sunday in the church is a helpful mixture of formality and informality. In this service we follow the order of service for Holy Communion in A Prayer Book for Australia, and enjoy singing, music videos, and the choir once a month.
9.30am alternate Sundays – Almost Like Church (ALCh)
We also offer an all-age service in the parish centre at 9.30am each alternate Sunday. (Please check the calendar for the Sunday entry ‘ALCh’.) This service is fun, more informal with music, activity, prayer, and we finish with a short Holy Communion service. You can find more information on the ALCh Facebook page.
Our Thursday morning weekday service is a quieter, smaller gathering as we pray and listen to Scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer.
On most Friday mornings we gather for morning prayer which takes about 20 minutes. This is a great way to learn to pray as we pray together week by week. And once learned, this style of morning prayer from the prayer book can be used each morning and evening at home.
Music and Singing
We enjoy a range of music at St Columba’s. The St Columba’s choir is a well-known local choir singing at church once a month as well as Easter and Christmas. (New members welcome.)
Our pipe organ makes beautiful music to accompany both the choir and congregational singing. (Instrumentalists also welcome!)
We also enjoy music videos and other recordings during our worship in all three Sunday services.