We'd love to welcome you to Wahroonga Anglican! There's some info below about Welcome Sunday, but if you have any more questions, please click here to get in contact!
What should I expect?
At each of the services on Welcome Sunday, we’ll be doing a lot of the things we’d normally do each week - there’ll be songs, prayers and readings from the Bible (you can access the Bible for free here). There’ll be a simple explanation of why Jesus is important - because he’s the reason we bother having church at all and we’ll be hearing from a few of our regular church family about what difference Jesus makes in their lives. At the 9:30 and 10:30 services, there are programs from infants, kids and youth (but they're also welcome to stay with the adults). And after each service, we catch up and have morning tea or supper together, so please plan to hang around for a chat.
When is it on?
We’re running Welcome services across the day on the 18th of September (and on Wednesday the 21st of September). If you’ve been invited by someone, that probably makes your decision for you, but you’d be welcome at any of them.
- 8 am (Water Street) is a traditional service, which features words and prayers from the Anglican prayer book. It's really easy to follow along.
- 9:30 am (Pearces Corner) and 10:30 am (Water Street) are identical all-age gatherings. There's contemporary music and programs for kids who are younger than school age all the way through to year 9.
- 6 pm Night Church (Water Street) is a contemporary service where anyone is welcome - that's where high schoolers in years 10-12 are encouraged to go.
- 10 am Wednesday (Pearces Corner) is a traditional service, which features words and prayers from the Anglican prayer book. It's really easy to follow along.
You are, of course, welcome to join us any week at the same times!
How do I get there?
The Water St services are at 2 Water St, Wahroonga. The Pearces Corner services are on the intersection of Pennant Hills Road and the Pacific Highway, Wahroonga. You can find out more about getting there by clicking here. If you’ve got any other questions, please get in contact by clicking here. We’d love to answer them and welcome you along on Welcome Sunday.
When should I arrive?
A good time to arrive is about 10 minutes before the service. You might find the band or organist still practicing!
What should I wear?
People who come to our gatherings generally wear the kinds of clothes they might wear if they're going out for a casual lunch, but you can wear whatever you like.
What will I be asked to do?
In all our services, we often have parts of the service where everyone can join in - like songs or prayers that we say together. All the words you need will either be on a screen or on printed paper you'll be given. You'll not be asked to read or pray (or sing!) aloud on your own - the participatory bits are with everyone together, and you don't have to participate if you don't want to!
What will happen when I get there?
When you arrive, someone will greet you at the door and help you with a nametag, hand you a few pieces of paper that will come in handy during the service, and help you find a seat. If you've come to our 9:30 or 10:30 gatherings and you've got kids with you, someone will ask you to register them for the relevant kids or youth program (if they want to go!) to save time later. But everyone starts in the main service all together, before the kids and youth go out later.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! Kids and youth are very welcome! At the 9:30 and 10:30 gatherings, there are programs for infants, kids and youth, if they'd like to go. They're also welcome to stay in with the adults. There is a cry room available for parents.
We're really looking forward to seeing you on Welcome Sunday!