Philip was a native of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
Philip obeyed and a little later told Nathanael about Jesus.
"Come and see," Philip said (John 1:43-46).
This is the invitation of St Philip's Parish: "Come and see!".

Sunday 2 August 2020

Jesus feeds the multitude, Matthew 14.12-21


Fifth century floor mosaic from the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish,
at Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee.

The Sundays after Pentecost began with Trinity Sunday and continue until the church year ends in late November with the Feast of Christ the King. The season after Pentecost is the longest season of the church year, just as most of our lives are spent in the times between the big dramatic events. It's a time of opportunity and growth in faith and life — day-by-day, week-by-week. It's a time to sow good seed and to harvest. Like every other time, it's a time of welcome, a time of invitation to "Come and see!"


Eucharist for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost at 8am,
celebrated by the Revd Canon Professor Scott Cowdell, Associate Priest
Isaiah 55.1-5, Psalm 145.8-9, 14-21, Romans 9.1-8, Matthew 14.13-21.

(No reflection from Bishop Mark was published this week.)


Covid Welcome
Our normal pattern of public services of Eucharist has resumed: Sundays at 8am (said service) and 10am (with music, but not singing), and Thursdays at 10am (said service). Services are operating in accordance with COVIDSAFE arrangements set down by government and the diocese. Changes to routine have been essential. Advice from the Wardens and Parish Council has been circulated to parish members. Click here to read the advice.

The Sunday 8am service will continue to be livestreamed on St Philip's Facebook page and later will be available from our YouTube channel and this page, above.




The wait is over! Pandora's has reopened. During August, and possibly longer, we will open only on Saturdays (10am-1pm). We have great buys from our wonderful selection of pre-loved clothing. We would love to see you soon!

We will be strictly following our COVIDSafe plan while keeping the friendly, welcome for which our little shop is famous! We will need to do a few things differently, so please be patient.


Please continue to support St Philip's, even if you are not able to attend at present because of health precautions.
Giving can be done via electronic funds transfer, or you can post a cheque. Click here for bank account details and the postal address.