Our Mission & Vision

St Mary’s is a community.
Loving God, Following Jesus, Sharing God’s love with all

  

St Mary’s Anglican Church is a beautifully maintained  150 year old bluestone church nestled in the heart of Sunbury.  Its walls, slate roof and stained glass windows contribute to the picturesque image of an old country town church. It is a popular venue for weddings and baptisms and has a long history of serving the community of Sunbury.  However, don’t let it’s looks deceive you….  St Mary’s is also a modern church with a constantly growing membership of more than 200 regulars.  Behind its romantic walls are people who care about people and who serve and love each other and the community of Sunbury. 

 

Click on any of the headings below to find out more

 

Contact Us

All the information you need to know to get in contact with St Mary’s and where we are located.

Our Staff

Meet our staff and put a face to the names

History of St Mary’s

150 years and stronger than ever!

Community Store

Volunteer your time, donate goods and find yourself a bargain!

Being a Christian

Find out more about God and what it means to be “a Christian”

 

Christmas at St Mary’s

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

7.00pm Family Service-  A fun and lively all-ages service with a message that will help children understand the true meaning of Christmas.  

11.00pm Holy Communion-  Join us on this Holy night for a traditional Holy Communion service with carols, followed by sparkling wine and cake on the Village Green.  
 
CHRISTMAS DAY
9.30am –   Traditional Holy Communion service with Carols

 

For other Christmas service times, including our Carols and Lessons, and Quiet Christmas service, please see our “EVENTS” page.  
 

 

Join us as we worship God

Weekly Services

8:30am Sunday-  Traditional Holy Communion service with Hymns

10:30am Sunday-  All ages service with Children’s  program during school terms.  Holy Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays. 

5.00pm Sunday-  All ages service with contemporary  music and monthly  Communion, followed by dinner.  Held at St Andrew’s Uniting Church. 

10:00am Wednesday-  Traditional Anglican Communion

 
To find out more about a specific service please click on the menu on the left
 
Our church is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop installed.  
 
 

How Do I get Involved?

 

St Mary’s Anglican Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mum, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at St Marys.

Home Groups

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, St Mary’s has small bible studies held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twenty people. At a time, designated by your group, you can participate in the small group study.

Pre-schoolers

Children are welcome at all of our St Mary’s services, and we have a family area in our church where small children can play quietly, Mum’s can feed babies and families can be part of our worshipping community.  Children aged from 3 upwards can go out to God’s Gang during the 10.30am services.  Music Playtime meets every Thursday during school terms from 10.00- 11.30am in the the Parish Centre.

 

Children

Each Sunday morning during school terms, children get to participate in their own “God’s Gang” activities. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of our God’s gang teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction and holds a current Working with Children card and Police Check.   
Kids United meets every Friday afternoon for Primary School aged children, from 3.45pm- 5.00pm in the Parish Centre.

Youth

Youth United is a youth group for Secondary school students, and meets every Sunday night from 6.15-8.15pm in the Parish House.

 

Young Adults

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of St Mary’s provides a welcoming atmosphere for university and early-career aged young people.  

 

Stitch n Sew

This group meets weekly in the parish centre on Tuesday afternoons for a great time of sewing and chatting and encouragement. They have produced some marvellous pieces of work and welcome new members.

 

Singles and Friends

This group meets regularly (usually on third Saturday of the month) for outings and get togethers to provide friendship and support for each other.

 

Mothers Union

M.U. meets on the third Wednesday morning of each month. They have guest speakers, raise funds and support and encourage each other.

 

 

 

Mission Outreach

 

St Mary’s is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in supporting missionaries with our money and with our prayers.  Every second year, a small team from our church travels to Chibobo, Zambia to assist  in practical projects and evangelistic outreach. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

For more information on our outreach activities, and other mission activities and agencies that St Mary’s supports please click on one of the links to the left.

 

Chibobo

Chibobo is a rural community in Northern Zambia, and ST Mary’s has a a very close link with the community, through our support of the HMP Orphanage there.  St Mary’s have a mission team travel to the orphanage in Chibobo every two years.

 

Kids Hope

KIDS HOPE AUS. is a mentoring program that helps Australian children needing additional support, and their families. Through a partnership between local churches and primary schools, Kids Hope Aus. works to improve opportunities for mentored children in the areas of education, self confidence and wellbeing.

 

Events

 

Coming Events

Details of our coming events and a full calendar can be found by clicking on the events tab.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the office on 03 9744 1347.
 
150th Celebrations
In November 2017 St Mary’s will be celebrating our 150th Anniversary and have lots of exciting events planned.  Keep up to date with what is happening!

The Marriage Course 

The Marriage Course is eight sessions designed to help couples strengthen their relationships.
Click here for more information and to watch testimonies from couples from our community who have undertaken the course together.
 

 

Downloads

 

 

If you would like to keep up to date with our news when you cant make it to one of our services, you can download our weekly “Pewsheet” (newsletter) by clicking on the link below.

Download Pewsheets

 

If you have missed one of the sermons in a series and would like to catch up, you can listen online, or download a sermon to your computer and listen to it on your MP3 player or iPod!

Sermons

 

 

Contact Us

 

Telephone: 

Tel: (03) 9744 1347
 

Email: 

admin@stmarysanglican.org.au
 

Church Location & Address:

11 O’Shanassy St, Sunbury. (map)
 
Office Address:
7 O’Shanassy St, Sunbury
 
 
Postal Address:  
PO Box 2049, Sunbury, VIC, 3429

 

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St Mary’s Community Store:

Tel: (03) 9740 5547
 
Address- 7 O’Shanassy St, Sunbury