Services

We have three church Services every Sunday. We’d love to welcome you at one of them!

8.00 am  Traditional Service

This service is for those who enjoy a more traditional Anglican Prayer Book service.

Hymns are sung with the organ (played through a digital keyboard) and the Lord’s Supper is held on the first and third Sundays of every month. Morning tea follows the service each week in the room with the glass doors at the back of the church.

10.00 am  Family Service

This service caters for families, however, all people are welcome, and this service has a particularly multicultural flavour.  A children’s program operates during the service (see Kids Church).  This service is relaxed, informal and contemporary in style.  The Lord’s Supper is held on the first Sunday of every month.  Morning tea is served after the service in the hall next to the church.

6.00 pm  Service (Night Church)

This service is more casual and relaxed and particularly caters for youth and young adults.  We run an unplugged style service most of the time with a couple of songs, open mic prayer, a Bible reading and a Bible talk. The Lord’s Supper is held on the first Sunday of every month. Afterwards, we have dinner together in the church hall and hang out.

For more information about what to expect on a Sunday, click here.

Kids Church

Kids Church is Church for kids! It’s looking at the Bible in a way that they will understand, with games, songs, memory verses and craft.  Your child will be fully supervised at all times in a group that caters for their age. Kids Church runs during the 10.00am service and all of those rostered on to care for children must have completed some form of safe ministry training.

Crèche

Children 3 years old and under are looked after in the room with the glass doors at the back of the church.  Leave your children with confidence knowing our volunteer carers are well-equipped to look after your child.

Little Lambs

For older pre-school kids and kindergarten.  They meet in the carpeted area in the hall. Even though they are so small, they learn from the Bible, with simple stories, games, songs and craft.

Kids of the Kingdom

For kids from Year 1 to Year 3.  Structured lessons include games, activities, craft and lessons.  They meet in one of the pre-school rooms next to the playground.

JAM (Jesus And Me)

For kids from Year 4-5.  They start with games and activities and are taught from the Bible using a curriculum that engages this age group.  They meet in the room under the stage.

Code Blue

For boys and girls from Year 6-7.  They start with games and activities, often together with JAM, then split off for their own Bible lessons and activities to challenge the older kids.  They meet in the hall.

Christmas and Easter

Christmas and Easter are really important services each year for Christians and Guildford is no different.

Easter

Come Easter time we run a Good Friday 9 am service where we celebrate communion and remember the death of Jesus for our sins. Without the death of Jesus, there is no way that the debt of sin could ever be paid with our own ability or virtue. He died the death we couldn’t because he lived a completely sinless life, yet ransomed his life for many (Mark 10.45).

And Easter Sunday comes around and we celebrate that Christ is risen! (Matthew 28.6) After his death, Jesus rose again to life on the third day to defeat death and secure the hope for us that death is not the end. For all who trust that Jesus is raised from the dead and that he is their Lord and Saviour will rise to life again in heaven, and be given resurrected bodies on the day when Jesus returns (Romans 10.9, 1 Corinthians 15). Our Easter Sunday Services are at the normal times of 8 am, 10 am and 6 pm.

 

Christmas

Similar to Easter, we have a couple of major days where we celebrate Christmas at Guildford.

Carols in the Carpark.
The first on the calendar usually falls on the second Sunday in December (for 2017 that is 10 December).
Carols in the Carpark is, well, a carols service in our carpark. This is where we invite the whole suburb to swing by the corner of Bolton and Guildford Rd, pull up a pew, mat, patch of grass, fold out chair or even a lounge in our car park and sing some carols with us. We also have face painting, BBQ, a jumping castle, balloons and heaps of things for the whole family.
Christmas Eve.
We celebrate the eve of Jesus taking on flesh with one 9 pm service at church followed by a light supper.
Christmas Day.
We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus with a 9 am Christmas day service followed by a BBQ. It wasn’t any ordinary birth, but the birth of Jesus, God’s son, who was sent into the world to save sinners (Isaiah 9.6, 1 Timothy 1.15).

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