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Services

While each of our Sunday services at St Anne’s Ryde Anglican Church varies greatly in style they all share our focus on Bible teaching.

8 am | Church of St Anne’s

A classic Anglican Prayer Book service. Lord’s Supper on the first and third Sundays of each month with Morning Prayer on the other Sundays. Hymns are sung to the accompaniment of the historic organ. Morning tea is served in the Vestry after the service.

10 am | Family friendly service in the Auditorium

A family-friendly informal service with a contemporary musical style and we share in the Lord’s Supper each month. Children take part in these services and they have their own kids programs during the second part of the service. Morning tea is served in the church hall after the service.

10 am | Mandarin speaking service in the Church of St Anne

A family-friendly service conducted in Mandarin and we share in the Lord’s Supper each month. Children take part in this service and they have their own Kid’s programs during the second part of the service. Morning tea is served in the hall after the service.

Kids

Time: Sundays 10am                    For: 0 – 1 year olds

We understand that babies are loud, fussy and sometimes difficult to calm. This is how God made babies to be! That’s why we welcome babies at St Annes.

We encourage parents with babies to remain in the main church gathering, even if their babies are making a bit of noise. We don’t want you to feel guilty or embarrassed for being a parent to a young child.

However, if privacy or a quite space is needed, our Little Bubs Corner is a room in the back of the auditorium where nursing mums are able to breastfeed and unsettled kids can have a breakout space.

Time: Sundays 10am                    For: Kindergarten – Year 6

Our Kids Bible Fun (KBF) group is our weekly Sunday program for children from K-6.

The children start off together with the whole church family for the first song and a “Family Spot”, and then make their way into their rooms to play games, learn from the Bible at an age-appropriate level, sing songs and make new friends.

Where possible, we attempt to align the teaching program with the preaching schedule. This enables parents and carers and children to discuss and help each other understand what they’ve learnt from church that week.

Time: Sundays 10am                    For: 1 – 5 year olds

Our Little Kids Bible Fun (LKBF) group is our weekly Sunday program for children who are not yet in school.

The children start off together with the whole church family for the first song and a “Family Spot”, and then make their way into their rooms to play with toys, learn from the Bible at an age-appropriate level, sing songs, make some craft and make new friends.

Parents and carers are encouraged to leave their kids with the LKBF leaders to calm them if they are feeling unsettled. Where children need a nappy change or are very unsettled, we will call the parents and carers to come and comfort their kids.

Playgroup – Beginning in Term 2, 2024               

Time: Monday mornings                 For: 0 – 5 year olds

Playgroup is our new weekly morning program for children who are not yet in school.

Each week, parents, grandparents and carers from all corners of Ryde can bring newborns, babies, infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers to the hall to sing, dance, play music, read Bible stories and enjoy a fun time with each other.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents and carers to meet other local families as they share morning tea together and the children play.

Special Religious Education

St Anne’s provides well qualified volunteers to teach SRE in three local primary schools, Ryde, Meadowbank and Smalls Road.

Why SRE? is a website for parents and carers  to explain the workings and benefits of Special Religious Education (SRE). Check it out!

Youth

We have exciting opportunities for youth to discover Jesus and grow mature in Him in an enjoyable, welcoming environment.

Contact the office on 9809 1322 for more information.

Reboot
Reboot Youth Group meets on Friday Nights during school term from 6:30-8:45pm. It is for youth in year 6 to year 12. We eat dinner together, either down at Top Ryde shops or we cook it ourselves at church. We then spend time in the Bible learning about Jesus and praying together, followed by lots of fun and games.

Camps
St Anne’s youth go on a variety of camps

  • We take a group of youth to the KYCK convention in Katoomba for a weekend around the Easter holidays each year. Many youth groups gather together for Bible Talks, seminars, singing, and serving – a valuable time away together! Click here for more information
  • LiT (Leaders in Training) is an awesome week each year in January, pushing youth in years 10-12 to think hard about their faith and serving Jesus with their whole life. Click here for more information

Study Fun Day
Pupil free day at the beginning of Term 3 for all high schoolers keen to meet together for fun and food with focused study time including assistance from trained teachers and leaders.
There is a specific room for HSC students who would like a structured revision day and last minute tips in preparing for their English (standard and advanced) papers with an experienced English teacher who has marked HSC exams. Limited places.

Young Adults

A place for young adults to get together, explore the Bible, support and encourage each other.

Eat dinner together, study the Bible, pray and play games.

Tuesdays 6:30pm

Contact the office for more information.

Connect Groups

We have small groups that meet in various places both day and evening to study God’s word, to pray and to care for each other. The studies are based on the previous Sunday’s sermon.
Go to the Connect Notes page for questions associated with each study.

You can listen to past sermons on our sermons page.

English Classes

English Conversation Classes are held on Wednesdays during school term at 9:30am-11am.
New students are welcome and should come at 9:15am to register.

A group of dedicated teachers conduct conversation classes for anyone wanting to improve their spoken English. You don’t have to be a permanent resident of Australia to come to these free classes. If you wish to join, arrive at 9:15am on your first day. Phone the church office on 9809 1322 for more information.

Wednesdays 9.30am in St Anne’s Ryde hall and classrooms during school term.

Christianity Explored

Finding out about Jesus…

Come and make the ULTIMATE DISCOVERY

Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to learn about the Christian faith, to inquire into what Christianity means, or to reintroduce themselves to God.

Who is Jesus?
Why did he come?
What does it mean to follow him?

A relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship you will ever have. ChristianityExplored is a DVD based course presented by Rico Tice exploring what a relationship with Jesus involves. Relaxed discussion with a small group of people gives
plenty of opportunities to ask the hard questions.

You don’t need to know anything about the Bible.
You won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing.

To watch a short video introduction, click here.

Contact the office to book into the next course.