Services

All Saints is open

Updated 26 November 2021

With the easing of restrictions, All Saints is open again for COVID-safe worship. Our regular Sunday service is held at 11.00 am. Check in when you arrive. If you feel unwell or have cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home and have a test as soon as possible. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

If you are planning to come to church, please be aware that government and church authorities require everyone attending to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Children under 16 are able to attend any service. Please contact the vicar if you have any questions or if you are not vaccinated and would like to discuss options such as attending at a different time or by Zoom.

Christmas in our parish

Everyone is welcome to share the joy of Christmas, and to join us in looking forward to 2022 with renewed hope and love.

  • Sunday 19 December at 10.00 am, Eucharist at All Saints followed by community brunch
  • Sunday 19 December at 5.00 pm, A service to recognise grief, loss and the hope of Christmas, followed by refreshments, at St James, Thornbury
  • Friday 24 December at 6.00 pm, Christmas Eve, come and sing carols with us at All Saints, and bring your children and grandchildren
  • Friday 24 December at 11.00 pm, Festival Eucharist for Christmas Eve with carols at St James, Thornbury
  • Saturday 25 December at 10.00 am, Christmas Day Eucharist at both All Saints and St James, Thornbury.

Our regular Sunday service

The main regular service at All Saints is the weekly service of Holy Communion at 11.00 on Sunday mornings. The service is usually a sung Eucharist, which includes easy to sing congregational responses, along with some hymns. This is followed by tea and coffee and refreshments in our Meeting Room, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Rod Junor, Music Director

Our services follow the traditional seasons of the church year, beginning with Advent in December, then the 12 days of Christmas, followed by Epiphany. Ash Wednesday introduces the 40 days of Lent leading up to Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the great season of Easter, which is celebrated over seven weeks. Easter concludes with the day of Pentecost. Some weeks later, we come to Advent again, a season of anticipation and preparation at the beginning of a new church year. The major festival days are celebrated with meals and fellowship together, and we also mark special occasions such as Saints’ Days, All Saints and All Souls.

Weekday services

Morning prayer services are currently available by Zoom videoconference on Tuesdays at 9.15 am. If you would like to receive the meeting link, please contact us. On Thursdays at 10.30 am a service is held in person at stjamesthornbury.org.au. It is necessary to check in and provide evidence of vaccination.

Activity for children

Children are included in our services and are welcome as part of our worship at all times. There is a suitable space for quiet activity at the back of the church, and some materials can be provided.

Choral music for special services

Special services are held during Holy Week each year, leading up to Easter, and at Christmas. For special services, the parish choir prepares celebratory music.

Combined parish activity

For certain services, including online services, we join in celebration with our friends at St James the Great, Thornbury. We also share occasional pub lunches or other social gatherings. For information about St James visit stjamesthornbury.org.au

Baptisms, weddings and funerals

Please contact the vicar to discuss these and other occasional services, including confirmation.

You can find All Saints on High Street Northcote at the corner of Walker Street, opposite Stop 26 of the Number 86 tram line (Bundoora RMIT to Docklands).

Our regular Sunday Service is held at 11.00 am. Services for Christmas can be found on the Services page.