Parish life

Life in the parish recognises the great variety of circumstances in which people live. Some folk are looking for a context within which to make friends and be part of an active community. Others live lives that are extremely busy, with work and family commitments making time a very precious commodity. Whatever your circumstances, you will be welcome at St Mary’s. If you can only attend worship occasionally, with little time to commit to activities beyond those visits, you are welcome. If you are looking to be part of a friendly and welcoming community in which to contribute your time and talents, we are sure that you will find the opportunity to do that as part of our community of faith. Whether you are young, or elderly, or somewhere in between, there is a place for you at St Mary’s.

Our church facilities are fully air conditioned and are all accessible by wheelchair.

Get involved

Saturday Celebration

Alternate Saturday at 5.30pm
If you are looking for something different, here is a celebration of Holy Communion catering especially for families, with improvised music, family-friendly readings, and 'Kidz Time' with fun activities for children to learn from. Children up to 7 years of age have a story and activity time during part of the service, while older children are encouraged to participate in worship, to read and lead prayers, and to participate in ceremonial aspects of the service. There is a bring-and-share tea afterwards for all who would like to stay.

Delta Force – Youth in Action

Alternate Saturdays, 5:00–7:00pm
Young people of the parish gather on alternate Saturday evenings. Our gathering is open to people of high school age, and we spend time talking about issues of faith and belief, as well as eating together, and enjoying games and activities. Delta Force has adopted a special project which will see us raising funds supporting disaster risk reduction in the Solomon Islands. Delta Force are taking at break at present. Please check again for our next gathering.

Parish Blanket Project

First Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm
A dedicated group of parishioners knits beanies, scarves, and blankets that are distributed to individuals and families in need. You can contribute by knitting blanket squares, scarves or beanies, donating 8 ply wool, or by financially supporting the project. As well as working at home, St Mary’s Knitting Circle meets each month in the parish hall for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

Parish Anglicare project – 'Street Connect'

The Street Connect program connects with marginalised young people and engage them in positive life changes. Anglicare's Street Connect youth workers provide a daily outreach presence via the outreach bus. They meet with young people on the streets, forming positive working relationships and providing informal counseling, referral to other helpful services, advocacy, crisis intervention and follow-up support. You can assist this project by making a tax-deductible donation.

Mainly Music

Wednesdays during school term at 10am
Mainly Music is for children of age 5 and under, and their parents and carers, held during school terms. It is a fabulous programme of singing, music, movement and dance, especially crafted for small children and runs for 30 minutes. The programme is followed by morning tea, with a time for the adults to chat, and a playgroup for the children. FOR ENQUIRIES please contact : Roberta Stiles - office@stmarysouthperth.com - Ph: 9367 1243

For the community

The operation of our parish in funded by the people who attend our church. The people of the parish give as they are able to, so that, whether it is regular or occasional worship, a baptism or funeral, a wedding or ministry in the local hospital or nursing homes, St Mary’s is here for the community in which we live.

Bequests

The church has recently undergone a substantial restoration, with further restoration and maintenance enabled by a number of generous bequests to the parish over the years. If you would like to make such a bequest, we ask that you contact the parish for further information.

Donating to the parish

Many people choose to give to the work of the parish by direct debit, so that, regardless of whether they are able to attend regularly, the ministry of the church is able to continue. You can make a donation via the Anglican Community Fund website.
Alternatively you can give by DIRECT TRANSFER from your personal account to the Parish account. BSB# 706 001 A/C # 3000 3039