Wattawieh and WELCOME to the CHURCH OF ENGLAND on Norfolk Island

We are a warm and welcoming church whose desire is to love JESUS, love EACH OTHER and love NORFOLK ISLAND. We’d love to meet you!

None of us are unaffected by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we live in the relative isolation of Norfolk Island, we must still participate in the global effort to protect the vulnerable. To this end the Parish Council has determined that there will be no public services during the period of Norfolk Island’s “State Of Emergency”.

Nevertheless, we’re pleased to announce that a TELEVISED service to be filmed in St. Barnabas Chapel will go to air each Sunday morning from 9am on TVNI.

Here’s what the Chaplain will be speaking on this week:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted nearly every aspect of our lives, so I’ve decided to interrupt our sermon series on Luke’s gospel as well. Two weeks ago, my brother posted a message in our private family group saying he was preparing his team of consultants to work from home for the foreseeable future. I didn’t know what to make of this at the time, but it turns out he was dead right. This week, in the space of only a few hours, everything has changed. Norfolk Island has been declared a State of Emergency. Things will eventually get back to normal, but things will look different for the next few months at the very least. I don’t know exactly how to respond when a pandemic hits. But I do know this:

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:1-2).

There’s never been a time that God has not been there for his people. He’s never taken a break. And now is not an exception. He is still our King and our shelter no matter what happens. God is on his throne. Everything is going his way, and he loves us!”.

Join us on TNVI at 9am on Sunday morning as we look at Psalm 90, a psalm of lament written by Moses in response to a huge national crisis.

 

Quick Links


Sundays

On Sunday morning we meet at St. Barnabas Chapel from 9am. This is usually a service of Holy Communion and includes a Children’s Programme – Barnacles. This service is followed by a Morning Tea.

On Sunday afternoon we meet at All Saints Kingston from 5pm. This is a service of 1662 Evening Prayer followed by a “Sing-Along” of Pitcairn hymns.

On the first Sunday of the month our locations are reversed.

Sermons

Two weeks ago, my brother posted a message in our private family group saying he was preparing his team to work from home for the foreseeable future. We didn’t know what to make of this at the time, but it turns out he was dead right. This week, in the space of only a few hours, everything has changed. Norfolk Island has declared a State of Emergency. Things will eventually return to normal, but things will look different for the next few months at the very least. I don’t know exactly how to respond when a pandemic hits. But I do know three things: First, we are not the first to experience this kind of thing. Second, we have an opportunity to serve. Finally, we need not fear death. Join us this Sunday as we look at Psalm 90,  a psalm of lament written by Moses in response to a huge national crisis. 

Groups

Open House is free, open to the public and visitors are most welcome to attend. We hope these series of public lectures will be suitable for longtime church goers, brand-new Christians, wounded-by-other-traditions Christians, people filled with spiritual questions and lovers of history alike.

12-Feb-20 The Intertestamental Period And Its Influence On Christianity 

26-Feb-20  “Growth”

11-Mar-20  “Persecution”

25-Mar-20  “False Teaching Pt 1”

8-Apr-20 “False Teaching Pt 2

We’d love to welcome your whole family…

Youth and Children’s Activities


Barnacles

Sundays from 9am

9.00am – 10.00am Parish Centre, St. Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island

Voyages

Sunday’s from 9am

9.00am – 10.00am Parish Centre, St. Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island

Kids Club

Wednesday’s from 3pm

For kids in Kindergarten to Year 5

3pm – 4.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Cascade Road, Norfolk Island

Unit Youth

Friday’s from 6.30pm

For kids in Year 6 to Year 12 at school.

6.30pm – 8.00pm Parish Centre, St. Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island

Who Are We?

The Church of England on Norfolk Island is a warm and welcoming church who love Jesus, love Each Other, and Love Norfolk Island. We are reformed, protestant and evangelical. We want to be widely known as a locus of biblical truth, friendship, social care and action, diversity, creativity, events, health and fun — grounded in a confident, well-articulated conviction about the lordship of Jesus Christ over all of life.


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