What time is church?
We meet every Sunday morning at St. Barnabas Chapel from 9.00am. This is a service of Holy Communion followed by morning tea in the Parish Centre. On the first Sunday of each month this service is held at All Saints Kingston.
We also usually meet on Sunday afternoons at All Saints Kingston for Evening Prayer at 5.00pm. During 2020 this service has been suspended as a part of our “COVID Safe” plan. On the first Sunday of each month this service is held at St. Barnabas Chapel. At this service, we pray the prayer of John Adams and re-tell the story of the gospel coming to the people of Pitcairn Island. Accordingly, this service is read from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the prayer book that was used on the HMS Bounty. Following this service is a fun and inspiring “Sing-Along” where we sing the many traditional Pitcairn Island hymns and share some of the history of the Church of England on Norfolk Island.
How do I get there?
St. Barnabas Chapel can be found on the corner of Anson Bay Rd and Headstone Rd. There is plenty of parking available onsite.
All Saints can be found on the corner of Middlegate Road and Quality Row, Kingston. There is plenty parking available onsite.
What should I expect when I visit?
If you have never been to our church before (or indeed any church before) – that’s absolutely OK! We’d love you to join us. We understand that trying anything new can be a daunting experience. So here’s what you can expect if you visit one of our services:
You can expect to be greeted at the door by one of our friendly welcomers. They will give you a service book, a bible, and show you to your seat.
You can expect a typical service to go for a little over an hour. During this time we sing (generally accompanied by the organ), pray, and read a passage from the bible. It’s then over to the Minister to “unpack” that Bible passage and apply it to our lives. There are also announcements where we find out what is happening at the church during the week ahead.
After the service you can expect morning tea or supper (depending on what time you come).
What should I wear?
When you arrive, you’ll probably see our minister dressed up and ready to lead the service, but there’s no need to worry about what you’ll wear. There is no dress code and everyone is welcome.
Are you contemporary or traditional?
We are a vibrant, growing and welcoming church whose desire is to focus on the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. We are made up of people from all backgrounds who have found a real and satisfying hope by connecting with God through Jesus Christ.
One of the things that you’ll notice about our service, is that we use a prayer book. If you’re unfamiliar with the prayer book, don’t worry – each person is given a copy on arrival, and everything you need to know will be right there on the page in front of you. In addition, we are totally committed to explaining everything that happens in our service slowly and clearly as we go along.
Will there be anything for my family?
Children are very welcome at our services. We love hearing the noise of children in our church! Our children’s programme is called “Barnacles” and meets during our 9.00am service at St. Barnabas.
The Church of England also partners with the Norfolk Island Youth Ministry Committee to employ a part-time youth worker. A youth group is run from the Church of England Parish Centre on Friday evenings during school term.
Where can I find sample sermons?
Click here to be re-directed to our sermon page. Click here to subscribe to a weekly email containing news and encouragement for the parishioners and friends of the Church of England on Norfolk Island.
How do I find out more about Jesus?
Visit http://christianity.net.au to find out more about Jesus.
How can I support the Church of England on Norfolk Island?
Thanks for your support. We value your prayers as we preach the gospel and challenge people to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
We also value your financial support. The cost of staffing, maintaining buildings, and taking the gospel to Norfolk Island is not insignificant, and we’d love to partner financially with you in order to continue this important work.