11 Ngaio Steet, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt 5013, New Zealand

Regular Services

Sundays
8am & 9:30am Holy Communion
Thursdays
10am Holy Communion

Coming Events

Centering Prayer
May. 4, 2016, 12:00pm
Pop in and Play
May. 6, 2016, 9:00am — 11:30am
Meditation Group
May. 7, 2016, 8:00am

Welcome to St Alban's, Eastbourne

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

It's the season of Eastertide, the season that stretches from Easter Day through until Pentecost (15 May).

We welcome visitors and would love you to come and share in worship with us. Morning tea fellowship follows our 9.30am worship on Sundays, and our 10am worship on Thursdays.  

Prayer for Holy Week

Where have the forty days of Lent gone?

We've had forty days to remember who Jesus is,

Forty days to find out who Jesus is,

Forty days to look and to listen to this man from Nazareth,

this man who walked into the hearts of the people,

this man who "stirred their imagination",

this man who is still walking into the hearts of his people,

still stirring the imagination of the people,

Holy Week is upon us.

We will raise our palms in joyful recognition!

We do know him.

Surely we do know him...

(Ann Weems)

Prayer for Maundy Thursday

God of dirty hands and tired feet,

taking people as they come,

kneeling and healing,

touching where others turn away...

when we are ready to move

from distance to involvement,

from intent to touch,

then you will wash the feet

that tire on rocky roads;

you will care and heal

beyond our expectation.

(David Coleman)

Prayer for Good Friday 

The sky peels back to purple

and thunder slaps the thighs of heaven,

and all the tears of those who grieve

fly up to clouds and are released

and drench the earth.

The ones who see and hear know that all is lost.

The only One named Saviour died upon a cross.

The ones who believed and loved huddle together stunned.

All night long the angels weep.

(Ann Weems)

Prayer for Holy Saturday

On this holy night

the wounded Christ offers hope.

(Elizabeth Baxter)

Prayer for Eastertide

Just when I thought

there would be no more light

in the Jerusalem sky,

the Bright and Morning Star

appeared

and the darkness has not overcome it.

(Ann Weems)

 

About St Alban's

St Alban's is the gathering place for a vibrant faith community including ecumenical endeavour, outreach and community engagement.

As well as regular worship and opportunities for prayer and fellowship, activities include a term time rhythm of children and families ministry, an all-comers ‘Pop in and Play’ on Friday mornings, and a community vegetable garden.

Set in a tranquil garden, the lovely historic hundred-year-old church is open daily for visitors and parishioners to enjoy the peaceful surroundings in the presence of God. We welcome you. 

Keep up to Date

Weekly Newsletter
1 May 2016
Latest Sermon
Shalom: Reconciliation and Justice