Everyone is welcome to worship at St Benedict’s.
Our weekly services are on Sundays at 10:30 and Tuesdays at 5:30. In addition there is an 8:00 am Sunday service except on the first Sunday of the month and there is a Saturday 5:30 service on the second Saturday of each month.
Sunday, 8 – 8:50 am, Eucharist*
This quiet, informal service includes time for silent reflection on the Bible Readings. Instead of a sermon, we share together our questions and insights about the readings. There are no hymns and the prayers use contemporary language.
There is no 8 am service on the first Sunday of each month.
Sunday, 10:30 – 11:45 am, Eucharist*
Our main service includes hymns, Bible readings, a short sermon, traditional prayers and communion.
It is followed by a time of informal conversation over refreshments and, on the first Sunday of each month, by a potluck lunch.
Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:10 pm, Vespers
From the ancient monastic tradition comes this service of the ‘vesper light’ or twilight. We use a simple form of prayer created by the Iona community and share our thoughts on the Bible reading of the day and how God is speaking to us through it.
On most Tuesdays the vespers service is followed by a simple pot-luck supper. This is an opportunity for making deeper relationships than is possible on a Sunday morning. Visitors are very welcome to the service and to stay for the supper afterwards.
Second Saturday of the month, 5:30 pm, Eucharist and Soup Supper
You can have a guilt-free Sunday morning to go hiking or surfing, do your laundry or just hang out. That’s because we now have Evening Worship on Saturdays on the second Saturday of each month, with music and using varying liturgies, followed by a simple soup supper.
* Eucharist is a traditional term for holy communion. It comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving and helps us to remember that this is a joyful service of thanksgiving to the Creator.