What Should I Expect?
Our church services are just one expression of our relationship with God. The meetings are informal and usually don't follow set words (liturgy). There is no dress code, but most people dress casual or smart casual. Starting at 9:30am each Sunday, our services go for about an hour and include singing, prayer and readings from the Bible. There will also be a talk (sermon) about some aspect of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. After the planned part of our meeting, we hang around and socialise over tea, coffee and something to eat (but there’s no obligation to stay).
Do I Need To Do Anything Or Be Religious?
You won’t be asked to do or say anything you don't want to. And you’re welcome whether you call yourself Christian, religious, agnostic, atheist, born again, seeking, doubting -- or none of the above. Our hope is that you will hear and understand who Jesus Christ is; enjoy the peace that comes with that knowledge; and explore what Jesus offers everybody -- ‘life to the full’.
Will I Be Asked For
No, we don’t ask for money during our meetings. The regular members of our church give money to support our community and its goals; if you’d like to join them, click here.
Can I Bring My Kids?
Children of all ages are welcome at St Mary’s. Children aged 1-12 can be left during the service with our kids ministry volunteers, who have completed the Anglican Church’s Safe Ministry training and the NSW Government’s Working With Children Check.
What About Covid?
Our services are ‘COVID-SAFE’. Depending on the current government requirements, you may be asked to:
check in via the NSW Government app or on paper
wear a mask while inside
practise physical distancing.
If you can't join us in person, tune in online (see below).
CAR: Parking in side streets near church is certainly possible but limited on Darling Street itself. There is a small carpark right next to St Mary’s; if you’re visiting and need a space, please contact us in advance, so we can keep one for you.
BUS: There’s a bus stop (ID: 204130) right outside the church. Route 442 operates from City QVB to East Balmain Wharf. Other routes (445 from Campsie and 433 from Central Station) terminate at Gladstone Park, a 10 minute walk from St Mary’s.
Ferry: What a way to get to church! It’s a 400m walk from Balmain East wharf to St Mary’s. Balmain East is on the following routes from the city and further west: F3, F4 and
CCLC. See here for details.