Welcome to St. Alban's Anglican Church, Five Dock.
We're a community of worshippers who are passionate about Jesus: what He's done, is doing and will do in our world.
We love to meet new people! So whether you’re young or old, whether you come by yourself or with others, whether you’ve been a Christian all your life or have never been inside a church before, there’s a place for you here.
WE HAVE 2 SERVICES EACH SUNDAY:
At every service we sing, we hear a talk from the bible, and we pray. We also love hearing people share their experience of God’s work in their lives.
Both services are followed by morning tea or supper which is a small part of the rich community life that we enjoy throughout the week.
Our 10am service includes people from all ages and walks of life. This service has a great children's program that runs alongside the service for kids between 0-14 years of age.
Our 6pm service is brand new! It launched on 5th April 2015 and combines contemporary music and creative elements with a strong commitment to being transformed by God’s word.
You can wear what you like, stay for as long as you like, and you’re free to simply sit back and see what we are on about.
A small tip: the front of our church (that is, the side facing the Great North Rd) is actually the back of our church! So be sure to come to the entrance facing East St.
THROUGH THE WEEK
Many of us meet in weekly fellowship groups where we enjoy each other's company and explore further what it means to follow Jesus in our day-to-day lives. This usually involves opening the bible, reading it and discussing it together. It also involves praying for each other. And most of the time it involves some sort of eating.
Every few months we also run a short course for people who want to explore what Christianity is all about. You might have unanswered questions about the Christian faith, or maybe just want to take a deeper look into what we're all about. If so, then this course could be great for you! Course dates are shown in the 'News & Events' page of this website.
Children are valued members of St Alban’s. Our Sunday kids church program aims to help kids to grow in faith and learn about Jesus each week.
Every Sunday kids attend church with their parents. The whole church joins together for singing and worship, including a kids’ song, before the kids head off into streamed programs:
Kids Church is for infants and primary school aged children. Children at kids church play games, sing songs and learn stories from the bible. Bible teaching and prayer time occurs in smaller groups where children can discuss and explore issues with other children who are similar in age.
Little Kids Church is for preschool aged children. Children at little kids church sing songs, listen to a bible story, enjoy free play and eat morning tea together.
If you have any questions about Kids Church at St Alban’s please contact Alison Moffitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Integrated Series: Prayer
I can think of nothing great that is also easy. Prayer must be, then, one of the hardest things in the world. To admit that prayer is very hard, however, can be encouraging. If you struggle greatly in this, you are not alone.
- Tim Keller (Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God)
Prayer is a conundrum. It can be infinitely rich and wondrous - for in prayer we speak to the God of the universe and experience his goodness and power in our lives. And yet it can seem so hard and dry. Prayer can be so disappointing! We can feel that God has let us down - or that we have let him down. Either way - there are many Christians who feel like fakes or failures when it comes to prayer.
If so, we hope our upcoming sermon series will be a great blessing to you.
We’ll consider why we pray, what we pray, how we pray, when we pray and to whom we pray. We want to gain a clearer understanding of prayer - but even more importantly - we want deeper, richer, more consistent and fulfilling lives in which we are constantly expressing our dependence on God through prayer.