PATRONAL FESTIVAL OF ST JAMES THE GREAT

INKERMAN STREET, EAST ST KILDA

Sunday July 30

10.30 a.m. Solemn High Mass

Preacher: The Right Reverend Dr Bradly Billings

Followed by an a la carte Festival Lunch at the Dick Whittington Tavern

32 Chapel Street, St Kilda  3182

Participants are invited to pay for their own drinks

RSVP – phone: 0402 095 360

 

Parish and Community Life at St James the Great

The Wardens, Parish Council and the congregation have appreciated the on-going ministry of both Father Richard Murray, who was the Interim Vicar for some eighteen months and Locum Priest Father Stuart Blackler for some six months. Both have worked with the Parish Administrator, Michael Knopf and the Wardens to maintain the normal daily life of our parish community including the ministry of the Little Company of the Good Shepherd and the various opportunities of the church's year that gathers our people together in fellowship.  We now welcome Father Ian Hunter as our Locum Priest for the month of July 2017.

The search for a new Parish Priest

Soon the Bishop will call together the Parish and Diocesan Representatives of the Incumbency Committee to begin the process of appointing our new pastor and priest. The Parish Profile is a helpful document in the manner in which it tells of the life and work of this Anglo Catholic Parish. The Parish leadership looks forward to hearing of possible candidates for this unique parish community and actively seeks the prayers of all who visit our Web Page. In that regard please pray for the Bishop and the Incumbency Committee as well as for those who may feel called to minister among us and pray for our on-going work and ministry and witness in this Diocese and beyond.

 

 

102nd Patronal Festival at St James the Great, 24th July 2016  

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The two photos above and the one below were taken at the Patronal Festival and
Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday July 24 honouring before God the 38 years of
Father Roger's ministry as Parish Priest of St James the Great.

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More photos taken during the occasion were uploaded to St James The Great's Facebook page.

Patronal Updated

The Liturgy and Service Times at St James the Great

Sundays

10.30 am Solemn Mass & the Angelus 

The Laying on of Hands & Anointing of the sick: the 4th Sunday of the month (& by arrangement)


Sunday School

On certain Sundays at 10.30 a.m. For information about Sunday School and children's ministry, please contact Treasure Vellis 9772 7619.

 

 

Thursdays 

10.30 a.m. - Mass

 

Confession

Following the Thursday Mass and by appointment.

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PrayerOfUnity

 

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s words calling and
challenging us “to be one” echo the older “Testament” of
Cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier.  For us these words are

the inspiration for the annual Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity -

In order to unite with one another, we must love one another;

in order to love one another, we must know one another;

in order to know one another, we must go and meet one another.

 

 

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Pastoral Visit of Bishop Genieve, 8th May 2016

A photograph taken at the conclusion of Solemn Mass on the Sunday after the Ascension
of the Lord when Bishop Genieve Blackwell made a pastoral visit to St James the Great. 

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Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter at St James the Great

The photographs that follow show something of our liturgical celebrations of the great week of the Christian year. The first picture, taken during the Palm Sunday Mass shows our Interim Vicar preaching the Homily.  Then we see the Greeting of Peace and finally a charming photo of some of the Palm Bearers who assisted in the procession into the church.

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These  photos were taken on Easter Morning and capture the quiet beauty of the Chapel of Our Lady and St Francis and the beauty of the High Altar, with two pictures taken during the Mass including the Entrance and finally a photo of our musicians - oboe, flute and 'cello whose fine musicianship embellished the Liturgy.

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The well-known High Altar of St James the Great, pictured on Easter morning 2016. The only parish church complete with a ciborium above the High Altar in the Diocese of Melbourne and psooibly in the Australian Anglican Church. The Good Shepherd Ikon behind the Altar was a gift from the Reverend Brother Rodney Goodwin a founding member of the Little Company of the Good Shepherd - a religious community of this Parish of St James the Great.

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Above - The Entrance Procession at the beginning of High Mass on Easter Day - "Christ is risen! He is risen indeed" The picture below was taken at the Offertory and the preparation of the Holy Table. 

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The instrumentalists above, from left, Kevin Thomas (flute), Jennifer Bryce (oboe) and Monica Edwards (cello) form the acclaimed chamber music performers, "Trio Con Brio". They have been part of our festive celebrations at St James the Great for over 20 years, providing wonderful music accompaniment to our Festival Liturgies. Here they are pictured playing a selection from "Rinaldo" by G.F. Hanbdel - a Prelude before the beginning of the High Mass of Easter Day, 2016.

 

 

  


 

 
 

Archbishop Justin meets Pope Francis in Rome

 

Friday 14th June 2013

The Archbishop and the Pope affirmed the bonds of "friendship" and "love" between Roman Catholics and Anglicans when they met for the first time in Rome this morning
- See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5076/archbishop-justin-meets-pope-francis-in-rome#sthash.mDI9bb4j.dpuf
Mr Richard Kendall QC