Visit our 10am Mandarin service

A contemporary Mandarin-speaking service with a children’s program

Our 10am Mandarin service is a contemporary and family-friendly service with elements of the Anglican prayer book included. We have a children’s program that runs at the same time as the service. We have fellowship with one another each week at morning tea, and through the Lord’s Supper once a month.

We’re located on 42 Church St, Ryde.

Our 10am Mandarin gathering meets in the Historic Church. The main entrance is located on Church St. Underground parking is available (via Gowrie St). From the carpark, access to the Historic Church is via the internal Auditorium foyer or externally along Church St. Untimed street parking is available on the surrounding streets. There are dedicated ground-level disability parking spots in the external carpark on Church St between the Auditorium and the Historic Church.

Why the 10am Mandarin service might be for you

Mandarin-speaking

Our service is conducted in Mandarin, using Chinese translation liturgy, in our beautiful Historic Church.

Family-friendly

We begin the service together and enjoy a song and a Family Spot, before the children head off to their English preschool or primary school programs.

Warm friendships

We value friendship and fellowship. We have lunches together regularly, and social outings throughout the year.

What to expect at our 10am Mandarin service.

Before the service

As you enter the Historic Church, our welcomers will greet you, provide you with a name tag and give you a bulletin handout. You can choose where you’d like to sit. If you’re early enough, you can enjoy watching the music team rehearse, or have a conversation with someone nearby. Children remain with their parents until the Family Spot in the service.

During the service

We begin with a song followed by a Family Spot. After this, parents take their children to the preschool or primary school program, while the rest of us greet each other. There will be time for announcements and prayer. We will read the Bible and have it explained to us. There is also an opportunity to respond and engage with the staff team through a feedback form. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month.

After the service

We move to the hall across the yard to enjoy morning tea together with the 10am English congregation. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided. Children are picked up during morning tea. Our table tennis is a popular activity for young and old, and our couch corner is a comfortable space for group conversations. Once a month, we have lunch together.

Frequently Asked Questions

An underground car park with 40 car spaces has direct access to the Auditorium via the internal stairs or external lift. Entry is on Gowrie St. Free untimed street parking surrounding the property is available on Sundays.

We start at 10am and finish around 11:15am. Morning tea in the hall continues after the service every week and you can stay for as long as you like

There is no dress code so you are free to wear something comfortable.

There are moments of active participation in our service where we will stand and sing, read aloud liturgy or creeds or prayers, and take part in the Lord’s Supper. You are free to be as involved as you want.

We have a program for children of preschool age, as well as primary school age. We start off together as a church family in the service, before children are invited to join the programs in the Auditorium classrooms. Check out our Children’s Ministry.

We welcome all types of babies at St Annes. We encourage parents with babies to remain in the main church gathering, even if your child is making noise. However, if privacy or a quiet space is needed, the back of the church provides a comfortable space for parents with young children.

Everyone is welcome at St Annes regardless of their background or religion. We run Christianity Explored and Faith Explored courses for those who want to find out more about Jesus and the Christian faith. Click here to find out more.

We try to be as accessible and inclusive as possible at St Annes. Read more about Accessibility.

CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Term 2, 2024

The St Annes Vision

What does it mean to be St Annes? For 5 weeks at the start of Term 2, we’ll be exploring the new St Annes Mission statement as we cast our eyes to the future and consider what it means to be God’s church in Ryde. This is a great series for anyone who is new or wanting to find out more about what being a part of St Annes is about.

Join one of our groups

We have a number of groups you can join if you want to find out more about the Bible and Christianity.

Bible study groups

These small groups meet on Sunday afternoons to reflect on the Sunday sermon, read the Bible and discuss it with others. There is also time to pray for one another.

‘What is Christianity?’

No matter where you are in your faith journey, every Sunday is an opportunity to explore and to discuss about Christianity. If you want to know the fundamentals of Christianity, this group is for you.

Choir

Our church choir meets occasionally to practice for choir. If you are interested, please contact one of our Mandarin ministry workers.