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!".
Covid Welcome
Golden Summer

Golden summer, Eaglemont Arthur Streeton 1889, NGA Canberra (detail).

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!"

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, below.


Sunday, 28 June

Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 28 June 2020 at 8am,
celebrated by the Rector, the Revd Martin Johnson. Camera and technical: Mr Leighton Mann.
Jeremiah 28.5-9; Psalm 89,1-4,15-18; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42.

Sunday, 5 July

"Right Rhythm," Bishop Mark reflects on Matthew 11.28-30 for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 5 July 2020.


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.


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Words by Jane Manfredi.
Cartoon by Dave Walker at Cartoon Church.