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Our parish church of St. Paul's is situated on Bakery Hill (Ballarat East) with magnificent views of the city of Ballarat. It was founded in 1854 at the height of the gold rush in Ballarat and surrounding towns and since then it has served as an oasis of peace and tranquillity in Ballarat East for people of all nationalities and ages as they gather in its magnificent interior to celebrate God and what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Read more

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ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, BAKERY HILL

Prayer

Diocesan Prayer for 2017:

"Year of Living Stones and Living Hope"

Bountiful God,
You are always more willing to give generously that we ever desire or deserve. We thank you for the many blessings you give us especially the gift of faith and the hope of glory. As we embark on our journey may we each be like living stones, rejoicing in the hope you have shown us in the person of Jesus Christ. May we be filled with a desire for justice.

Service Times

Sunday 18 June 2017

Feast of Corpus Christi “I Am the Bread which Came Down from Heaven . . . for the Life of the World” ~ St John


This week we give thanks for the gift of Holy Eucharist, the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in the appearance of bread and wine.

On the eve of his passion Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his apostles where he took bread and said “This is my Body’, and the wine after supper: “This is my Blood poured out for many…’ and commanded them to “Do this in memory of me…”

We are called to remember in the Holy Eucharist Jesus love for each and every one of us and for the whole world. In doing so we reminded of the words of St Thomas Aquinas, “O Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory is given us.”

As we celebrate this great feast of God’s love, let pray for the grace to believe the mystery of the Eucharist; to celebrate it what we believe; and to live what we celebrate.

And so we pray:

O God, in this wonderful sacrament
you have given us a memorial of the passion of your dear Son:
grant that we may so reverence
the sacred mysteries of his body and blood
that we may ever know within ourselves
the fruits of his redemption;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
(Collect for Corpus Christi, APBA).