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Firstly - Welcome!
At one time or another, we were all new. We remember what is was like, so we offer some information, knowing that it's easier to venture into a new place when you know what to expect.
At St Michael's you don't have to be a "member" to visit, neither do you have to believe in God or Jesus as a pre-requisite. We have people at all pit-stops in their life's journey in our congregations. Some have been Christians all their lives, others are just beginning their walk with Jesus Christ, and others still, who are just seeking and exploring faith, unsure yet what they believe. No matter where you are on your life journey, you are welcome, and respected as God's honoured guest. We are inclusive - God's church has a place for everybody!
What should I wear? People usually dress tidily for church. Come as you are.
Where do I park, and where is the entrance? Parking bays, including those marked in blue, are situated in the carpark off James Street near the corner of George Street. There is also plenty of angle parking available on the verge outside the front of the church on George Street. There are entrance doors from the rear carpark, and also from the George Street frontage.
What time should I arrive? The congregation seem to gather a bit before the start time, e.g. 10mins but you are most welcome to come even earlier to sit in a quiet place of pray. It helps you get settled and get the vibe of this intimate and sacred space. There aren't reserved signs on the seats - so sit wherever you feel comfortable. We're always happy to see visitors, and if you sit where someone "usually" tends to sit, then don't worry! It is good for us to get a different view from time to time.
How much does it cost? As our guest, we do not expect you to "pay" when you visit. We don't have membership fees. St Michael & All Angels' is funded by offerings given by free will. Some people give cash each Sunday, some give by electronic debit. Some surprise us with generous donations at any time! What you give, is between you and God.
What is the format of the Service? If you visit during one of our Sunday Services i.e. 8am or 9.30am, you will see people participate in a service of Holy Communion according to the APBA (A Prayer Book for Australia) with hymns. These services are followed by morning tea. Our Wednesday Service is also a traditional service of Holy Communion from the APBA. This particular service is followed by a long morning tea that is more relaxed with people being able to spend more time chatting and getting to know one another.