Diary dates 2016
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Welcome - 200 Military Road Semaphore
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.
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].
There will be no Wednesday Service until 20th January
For Prayer and Reflection
Communities which live simply and without waste, and which do not use television
all the time, help people to discover a whole new way of life, which demands fewer financial
resources but more commitment to relationships and to celebration. Is there a better way to
bridge the gulf which widens daily between rich and poor countries? It is not simply a question
of generous people going to work in developing countries. Rich countries themselves have
to be awakened to the fact that happiness is not to be found in a frantic search for material
goods, but in simple and loving relationships, lived and celebrated in communities which have
renounced that search.
Jean Vanier, Community and Growth
(London: Darton, Longman & Todd,1991),p.309.