WHAT TO EXPECT
If it is your practice to take Holy Communion in another Christian church or denomination, we warmly invite you to participate. Holy Communion is shared at the front of the church, with communion wine served in the common cup. Individual grape juice cups and gluten free wafers are also available. Children are welcome to come forward with their family and receive a short blessing.
We want to make church as welcoming as possible. Our Caulfield 10:30am Contemporary Sunday service (Sunday services) caters for the needs of families, children and youth. All of our leaders have up to date Working with Children accreditation.
At St Mary’s church in Caulfield, an infant’s room is available for parents to comfortably feed and change babies while still seeing and hearing the service. You can access the infant’s room via the right hand aisle, behind the choir stalls. External access is also available via a pram-friendly ramp.
There is a restroom accessed from the side door near the tea and coffee making facilities.
Young children are also welcome to use the quiet area at the rear of the church to draw or play with puzzles during the service (with parental supervision).
A collection is taken during each service, for regular members to contribute to the operating costs of Oaktree Anglican services and programs, and to support our missionary partners. Some members choose to give regularly via direct debit instead (visit our giving page for more information). If you are visiting our service, please do not feel any obligation to give, you are our guest.
We greatly value our growing group of adults who span the upper secondary, then tertiary years and beyond. Our welcoming community offers you a lively place to call home. Our Spirit-filled worship, along with our teaching and messages are aimed at supporting you to grow into all God has for you in this special stage of life.
We love having children participate in the service. Our Kids’ Spot takes place around 10:50am in the Caulfield 10:30am Contemporary service. All the children are invited up the front and a member of our Sunday Club team gives a short message and prayer for the children.
Sunday Club starts straight after Kids’ Spot (about 11am), with the children leaving the church building and lining up into their groups to be taken over to the Jubilee School Hall by our trained leaders for their time of learning and fun.
If it is your first time visiting with us, we suggest a parent comes across with their children and settle them in. Parents are welcome to stay as long as they are needed, especially those with pre-school aged children. Tea and coffee are available in the hall.
Children are returned to their parents back at the church at 12pm.
Hang out time takes place fortnightly during term. Children play games in the garden and are supervised from 12pm to 12:30pm. This enables parents to better connect with one another and welcome new members. Parents then collect their children at 12:30pm.
All of our services are followed by morning tea or a meal. We would love you to join us for this time so we can meet you and introduce ourselves. If you would like someone to get in touch after your visit, please provide your details on a Connect Card (found in the pew bulletin), and hand it in during the collection.