|Welcome to St George the Martyr, Goodwood|
There are many sorts of churches. Some are for the excitement of God: they can be filled with a huge promise of myriad ways to connect with your culture. They are valuable places: but if that is what you are seeking, you are in the wrong place. Saint George's Goodwood is a Catholic church in the Anglican tradition. As such we are slow religion. It's like slow food: we take our time; we give that time to God to slowly and surely change us. We do this through our liturgy: its solemnity and beautiful music. We are here to worship God. By doing that, we let God take us and change us.
We are not a place of quick fixes. Yes, we will love you and pray for you and try and help you: but we expect you to be serious in your quest for God. Here, we wait for God and learn to abandon ourselves to God.
We believe that God wants us to be here so we can save souls and show the love of our Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe that we can offer this love through the forgiveness of sins and the great gift of God through the sacraments. We offer this, by the grace of God, in Adelaide, Australia.
If you are interested, please explore, rejoice and contact us. And also, pray for us, as we pray for others.
Fr Scott Moncrieff, Rector
Gregorian Chant Group
An exciting initiative is starting on 7th September at St George’s.
An informal group open to anyone interested will be meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 8.30pm to explore the wonderful repertoire of Gregorian Chant. Chant is the ancient traditional song of the Church, and consists of a single melodic line, needing no instrumental accompaniment. Much of the music is as simple as it is beautiful, and is also easy to read even if you have no previous musical experience.
The first few sessions will focus on music for Compline, the night service which dates back to the very earliest years of Christianity, and will include Psalm 134; the responsary ‘Into Thy hands O Lord I commend my spirit’; the Nunc Dimittis and a hymn to Mary, Ave Regina Caelorum.
Times, seasons, moments of life and the church year will provide us with endless opportunities to sing a variety of psalms, antiphons, hymns and canticles as we move towards Advent and Christmas.
The venue is the Parish Hall which is on the corner of Angus St and Goodwood Rd. Parking is available in the car park of Holy Cross Church opposite St George’s.
Contact: Sarah Clay (Director of Music) 0488 133 645 sarahanneclay at gmail.com
Our Lenten giving raised $990.50 for the Diocese of Aipo Rongo in PNG.
Sunday masses 8 am and Solemn Sung Mass at 9.30 am - other services daily except Monday.
The shop is now closed. Our thanks to the many supporters over the last few years and the hard working volunteers.
Please note our new spears in the War Shrine by the west door – newly restored by the Jam Factory. Our thanks to the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants and a grant from the ANZAC Day Commemoration Council, Department of Premier and Cabinet, SA.