This is proof positive that in the heart of conservative Evangelical Sydney Diocese in Australia there exists an oasis of solemnity and beauty of worship in the established Anglican Parish of Christchurch Saint Laurence.
This is a parish offering the Gospel to all humanity – regardless of ethnic, religious, political or social background. The Mass is celebrated every day, with major Feast Days a special celebration for all in the Sydney diocese who like their religion celebrated in ways of joy and gladness, with the ‘smells and bells’ of Anglo-Catholic Tradition.
The Choir is of a professional standard – equal to that of the Anglican Church of Saint James, King Street, in the City. Situated quite close to the Sydney Central Railway Station, Christchurch Saint Laurence occupies an unassuming position that might be difficult to pick out by passers by. However, for those familiar with its liturgies, music, ceremonial and thoughtful preaching in the very best of the High Church Anglican Tradition, its beautiful interior is a valued sanctuary for many.
About to celebrate its one hundred and seventy-second Anniversary of Consecration, no doubt the occasion will be eagerly attended by both local and overseas people who know and value the Sacred Tradition this Anglican parish upholds – and in the Sydney diocese!
Here is an extract from the Parish Magazine:
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand