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Welcome - 200 Military Road Semaphore

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St. Bede's is active and engaged in the local area and strives to make a difference.
We relate as a lively, nurturing, and supportive community of faith. We gather as a
diverse community to support one another with the particularities of our lives. We
offer a faithful community where together we grapple with the things that matter
most to us - relationships, self worth, caring for our bodies and for our enviroment,
the struggles and challenges of livelihood and vocation, the exploration of the
profound experience all people share through birth, sickness and health, suffering
and joy, rites of passage, death and new life.

Our key projects at St. Bede's include the following:
Bede's Bazaar
Community Garden
St. Bede's Drop-In Centre

Find out about our other outreach projects by seeing the How We Work page.

When are worship services held?

Each week there are three services of Holy Communion at St Bede's

Sundays at 8 am [Followed by coffee at a local café]
Shorter said service from the Australian Prayer Book

Sundays at 9.30 am [Followed by a cuppa in the Parish Hall]
Eucharist/Communion with music

Wednesday 9.30 am
[Please note: If forecast temperature is 38c or above, Wednesday service will not be held].

Morning Prayer is said at 9.00 am on Thursdays and Fridays

For Prayer and Reflection

Love is His Meaning
I desired many times to know in what was our Lord's meaning. And fifteen years after and more,
I was answered in spiritual understanding, and it was said: What, do you wish to know your Lord's
meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did
he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For love. Remain in this, and you will know
more of the same. But you will never know different, without end.
So I was taught that love is our Lord's meaning. And I saw very certainly in this and in everything
that before God made us he loved us, which love was never abated and never will be. And in
this love he has done all his works, and in this love he has made all things profitable to us, and
in this love our life is everlasting.
Julian of Norwich, Showings (Long Text), chap. 86, trans. Edmund Colledge, O.S.A., and
James Walsh, S.J. (New York: Paulist Press; London: SPCK, 1978), p. 342.


In re-creating the we, Gandhi began at the household level or with the village of one  thousand
people; his vision was to extend the ethics, the care, and the common sense of the household
to the whole of humankind.  He began with the symbols of the domestic, the immediate, the near
at hand. In religion, this means that the locus of religious life is not to be sought afar, by leaving
home and society to journey to the far shore, the horizon, the frontier. The proper arena for religious
life is not the Himalayas or the hermitage—not out there, but right here in the interrelatedness and
struggles of the household and the village, on the 'frontiers of encounter. 'This is where the we must
be reconstituted: in how one behaves as well as in what one believes.
Diana L. Eck, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozcman to Banaras
(Boston: Beacon Press, 1993), p. 206.