Parish of Belmont, Anglican Church Newcastle, NSW Australia

Worship

Worship

Saturday      
2nd Sat 4.30 pm   Messy Saints (for saints who like noise and don't mind some mess) Messy Saints starts in the Hall and moves to the Churchsee Messy Saints.
    
Sunday 8.00 am   Sung Eucharist - a traditional Anglican Holy Communion Service followed by morning tea in the Parish Hall.
  9.45 am   Eucharist & Sunday School  - A service where people of all ages are welcome.  This is a less formal service of Holy Communion with activities for children. Morning tea follows.
    
Tuesday 8.30 am   Morning Prayer
  4.30 pm   Evening Prayer
Wednesday 10.30 am   Eucharist - a quiet and shorter service of Holy Communion for people who can't make it on Sundays. Morning tea in the Hall afterwards.
  4.30 pm   Evening Prayer
Thursday 8.30 am   Morning Prayer
  4.30 pm   Evening Prayer
Friday 4.30 pm   Evening Prayer

  We honour the liturgical traditions of the Anglican Church, and offer a range of worship styles.  

What is Worhsip

Evelyn Underhill defines worship thus:

The adoring acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us — the glory that fills heaven and earth. It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth; to God, however they may think of God or recognize God, and whether realised through religion, through nature, through history, through science, art, or human life and character.

Worship asserts the reality of its object and defines its meaning by reference to it.

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For us, as a Christian Community of Faith, The Eucharist is a very special part of our tradition. In this simple sharing of bread and wine we focus on Jesus and what he asked us to do and be. The promise of Jesus is that when we do this in remembrance of him, he will be in the midst of us.

The Eucharist is not the only form of worship, and there are numbers of other ways we express worship, both privately and publicly.

In our public worship we follow the Christian Year, which ensures over time we cover to full story of the Gospel, not just our favourite bits. We also use the Three Year Cycle of Readings to ensure that we read from the whole of the Scriptures. The preaching, by an large, will follow the story of the seasons and the readings for the day, finding connections with our everyday life.

The Eucharist

The Eucharist builds up the body of Christ as one single body which transcends the racial, social and cultural diversity of its members, and reveals and realises the gift of trinitarian communion given to the Church by the Holy Spirit. This gift of communion enables human beings to receive forgiveness of their sins and healing of their wounds and divisions, and to experience the unity of God’s kingdom. The Eucharist so understood manifests the way the Church should live if she is to be true to her essential nature. The Church as an institution should always be a visible sign of her inner reality as the mystery of communion with and in the Blessed Trinity.

From the Cyprus Statement agreed by the International Commission for Anglican - Orthodox Theological Dialogue 2006