Worshipping with us

Our main parish worship is on a Sunday at 8.00 am. Our services generally go for about one hour and our worship is based on A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA) or the ‘green book’ as our congregation generally calls it.

The service is a Sung Eucharist using a variety of musical settings and the music is enhanced by our wonderful pipe organ. But on the last Sunday of each month we take a break from the ‘green book’ and use a variety of different service formats – Celtic, Pilgrimage, All-age and Contemporary are just a few examples of the types of services. On that day we use an electric piano accompanied by a string instrument or harp.

We are lucky to have in our parish a number of very accomplished musicians and, though we are sometimes a bit rough around the edges, we enjoy making a joyful noise unto the Lord as we celebrate and give thanks to God. As is the Anglican custom, we share communion at an open welcoming table at every Sunday service.

Getting here

We are located at 544 Vulture Street East, East Brisbane.

Parking is limited in the church grounds but there is plenty of parking in surrounding streets. However, be particularly careful about parking if a game is on at the Gabba as parking restrictions apply on match days. There is a bus stop right outside the church. For bus routes and timetables, visit TransLink.

Arriving for the first time
Our church was consecrated in 1924 so it was designed for an age when people walked to church rather than drove. The architects had pedestrians in mind, not cars. Consequently, the main entry to our church is not immediately obvious.

You’ll discover that there are two entries to the church, one, via the driveway, which most newcomers use, and another through the lych gate (above the red circular steps onto Vulture Street) and up a pathway on the eastern side of the church to the porch which is the main entry.

 

Should you come up the driveway, you’ll see a foot ramp and a side door on your right.  Go straight in and turn left up the centre aisle to the back of the church.  If you haven’t already  been welcomed by one of our friendly parishioners there is always a welcomer on duty at the back of the church who will provide you with what you need for the service and introduce you to one of our priests or wardens or to someone who will ensure you are looked after both during and after the service.  We can guarantee you will be made very welcome.

 

We always have a cuppa in the church hall after the service so do stay on and join us.  We can guarantee you won’t be left standing alone.  One of our parishioners will make sure you meet some of the members of our parish family. And don’t forget to collect one of our fridge magnets as you depart.  It contains all our contact details and one of our fervent wishes for our visitors … “Come as our guest. Leave as family”

 

Needless to say, we hope that at St Paul’s you will have found a spiritual home and will return when next you can.