Visit our 8am service

A traditional Anglican Prayer Book service with the Lord’s Supper twice a month

Our 8am service is a traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, where we engage with the liturgy from various forms of the Anglican Prayer Book. We enjoy singing traditional songs with the organ accompaniment. We have celebrate the Lord’s Supper on weeks 1 and 3 of the month, and have fellowship with one another at morning tea in the Auditorium hall on weeks 2 and 4.

We’re located on 42 Church St, Ryde.

Our 8am 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 8am English service might be for you

Traditional Anglican Prayer Book service

We rotate through the various forms of the Anglican Prayer book, with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper twice a month.

Traditional hymns with the organ

Our organist leads us through our traditional hymns which come from across the centuries, using our historic pipe organ.

Historical building

We worship in our sandstone Historic Church which is almost 200 years old. It is full of tradition, history and charm.

What to expect at our 8am service

Before the service

As you enter the Historic Church, our welcomers will greet you and give you a bulletin handout. You can choose where you’d like to sit. If you’re early enough, you can enjoy having a conversation with someone nearby or listening to the organ playing hymns.

During the service

During the service, there will be hymns, liturgy and prayers. 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 twice a month.

After the service

We move to the hall across the yard to enjoy morning tea together in the weeks when we don’t have the Lord’s Supper. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided. Our couch corner is a comfortable space for group conversations.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

An underground car park with 40 car spaces (including 2 accessible spaces) has direct access to the Auditorium via the internal stairs or external lift. The carpark entry is on Gowrie St. There are also dedicated ground-level disability parking spots in the external carpark on Church St between the Auditorium and the Historic Church. Free untimed street parking surrounding the property is available on Sundays.

We start at 8am and finish around 9:10am. Morning tea in the hall continues after the service every second 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.

Children are welcome at our 8am service, however, we do not have a program or a breakout space for young children. At our 10am service, 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, our Historic Church is not set up with baby changing room facilities (which is available at our 10am service). Check out our Children’s Ministry.

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.