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.
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.
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.
Playgroup meets every Tuesday during school terms, from 10.30am- 12.00 noon in our Parish Centre.
Music Playtime meets every Thursday during school terms from 10.00- 11.30am in the the Parish Centre.
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. The children’s ministry of St Mary’s is recognized for their close interaction.
Youth United is a youth group for Secondary school students, and meets every Sunday night from 5-7.30pm in the Parish House.
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. They meet every Tuesday evening.
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.
M.U. meets on the third Wednesday morning of each month. They have guest speakers, raise funds and support and encourage each other.