Not Closed 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!".

 

Palm Sunday

Holy Week, 5-12 April

Holy Week
Vincent van Gogh. The Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives (1889).

Due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, there will be no church services or other gatherings at St Philip's until further notice.

FBEach Sunday, the service of Eucharist is livestreamed on St Philip's Facebook page at 8am.

YouTube

Later, the service will be available on our YouTube channel and also available from this page, below. Until then, you will see the previous Sunday's service.

Each week, please download the pewsheet for the readings and prayers — together with news and information for the week.

Brief weekly reflection by Bishop Mark based on the Gospel for the coming Sunday.

Eucharist at St Philip's, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, 5 April 2020

Holy week and Easter at St Philip's, 2020

Friday 10 April, 10am – Good Friday Service
streamed live on Facebook and available later on YouTube.

Sunday 12 April, 10am – Easter Day Eucharist
streamed live on Facebook and available later on YouTube.

Sunday 12 April, 4pm to 6pm – Easter Day Happy Hour online.
Chat and catch up with other parishioners in our Zoom session.
Everyone is welcome to join in: St Philip's Happy Hour online.


Giving to St Philip's

Please continue to support St Philip's, even though we are not able to meet for church services at present. Giving can be done via electronic funds transfer, or you can post a cheque.

Click here for bank account details and the postal address.

giving

Information and keeping connected.

Read a letter from our Rector, Revd Martin Johnson about St Philip's response to COVID-19.

Questions?

Read a letter from Bishop Mark Short here,
together with answers to frequently asked questions, as circulated by the Bishop.

For advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert, please read information from the Australian Department of Health and from A.C.T. Health.

The Keep Connected webpage of our Diocese has links to parishes recording services and resources from Bishop Mark and others.

Wisdom from two leading Bible scholars

N. T. Wright, "Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It’s Not Supposed To," Time, 29 March 2020.

Walter Brueggemann, "God’s New Thing: Is God with us in the COVID-19 crisis?" Church Anew, 1 April 2020.


In the season of Lent we respond to God's call to reflection and repentance. We receive assurance of forgiveness and renewal in Jesus Christ. Read more here.

 

Click here to view our 2020 Lenten Calendar of readings, art and music.

Lent 2020
St Philip, by Georges de la Tour, c.1625