What time is church on?

Sundays

9am
Contemporary service, communion on each 3rd Sunday, with Sunday school during school terms, and followed by morning tea.

6pm
The People’s Church (This congregation is predominantly indigenous people.)

Other regular events

Growth Groups meet in homes during the week; call Tim 0412 286 450 for details.

Men's Breakfast 3rd (approx.) Saturday of the month.

GLO - girls, ladies and others - meets aproximately the third weekend of each month. Please call for details.

Broome Anglican Church Easter Services

You are invited to attend any or all of our three services over the Easter weekend.

Good Friday     18 April 2014

10am combined service, in the Broome Courthouse Gardens,

The way of the cross

This will be a special time of hearing from the Bible accounts of Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion, with time for reflection and prayer, with the other Christian Churches in Broome.

Easter Day  20 April 2014

9am with the Lord’s Supper

6pm The Peoples Church

Church meets at 9am and 6pm

Each Sunday, Broome Anglican Church meets:

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  • @9am with Holy Communion on the third Sunday of each month, and
  • @6pm, as the Peoples Church, with some songs in Aboriginal languages and readings from the Kriol and English Bible.

 

Musos at the Peoples Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For more information, call Tim 0412 286 450.

 

Christmas and January Church Times 2013-2014

 

December 2013

  • 25/12                  9am         Christmas Day, combined with Broome Peoples Church, Kids welcome, Contemporary service, including Communion (no morning tea following service)
  • 29/12                  9am        Contemporary service, combined with Broome Peoples Church
Senior Minister Rev Tim Mildenhall will be on leave until 24 January.
For information please call Rev Eion Simmons 0408 951 415.

January 2014 – 9am each Sunday

  • During January, church will be held at 9am each Sunday.
  • For January, the Peoples Church will join the 9am meeting.
  • Broome Peoples Church will resume in February.

 

St Andrews Cathedral Sydney carols service streaming live from 5pm WST Christmas Eve 24 December 2013

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This is not a Grinch moment – but there’s so much more to Christmas than Santa!

Santa vs Jesus

If you’ve got that sneaking suspicion, have a look at this video.

It’s Christmas – well it will be soon – but are you ready?

What’s not to love about Christmas?

Our local primary school no longer has a Christmas concert – it rightly sees that Christmas is about Christ, Jesus Christ, and there are some pretty serious claims that the Jesus of the Bible makes.

We shouldn’t approach Christmas lightly.  So here’s a great resource to help us appreciate Christmas more.

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And now, for a different kind of coming out…

Worth listening to these guys I think.

Tim Mildenhall

School Holiday Kids Club 8-12 July 2013

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Christmas is here

Christmas Services at Broome Anglican Church

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Sunday 23 December  

9am    Anglican contemporary service, with children’s program and creche facility

5pm    Broome Peoples Church  ******note earlier time than usual; food and fellowship with an indigenous flavour, all welcome

 

Tuesday 25 December

9am    Contemporary Service with Carols, Communion, and a Childrens’ program.

 

10:30am Church at Kennedy Hill

Reading for Advent – why doesn’t everyone welcome Jesus with open arms?

I found this article made me think hard, but it answered something that sometimes bugs me.

 

Advent, tyranny and freedom

 

‘Free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny.’ These words come from the much-loved Advent carol, ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’. We sing it most years, and it has always moved me. The Lord Jesus comes to set me free.

 

Tyranny, though. Doesn’t that sound a little odd? I have the vote, a standard of living and access to medical care that, frankly, would make a medieval despot go green with envy, and that’s not counting the amusements open to me through the Web. Isn’t tyranny to do with oppression: no free speech, poverty and being devalued by whoever rules?

 

Actually, not quite. Tyranny can take those obviously oppressive forms. But Christian theology at its best has a more nuanced and wider view. At the heart of tyranny lies the idea of lawlessness: a rule or authority that does not properly recognise the laws that should properly confine it.

 

It arises when someone takes or exercises an authority that doesn’t belong to them – the classic example in our time is a coup d’état against a civilian government by the military. Or it can arise when someone who has a lawful authority uses their power unlawfully, as when a Prime Minister or President proposes laws on subjects which are outside his or her jurisdiction.

 

Now the reason that matters is that tyranny is not necessarily ‘oppressive’ in the classical sense of displeasing and obviously demeaning those it rules. A tyrant can be very popular indeed among those he or she rules. And in fact tyrants may make strenuous efforts to please and indulge those they rule. A tyrant may manipulate, placate and bribe rather than oppress.

 

The Roman poet Juvenal lamented the way the people of Rome, around the year AD 100, had come to surrender their responsibilities and power under the old Republic to the emperors: ‘The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things – bread and circuses!’

 

Or put another way, so long as the emperors provide food and entertainment, they are free to rule as they see fit. Food and entertainment. Are you thinking of all those TV shows which entertain us as they depict how we can prepare lobster thermidor at home?

 

And that, I suspect, illuminates what Christian theology means by the tyranny of Satan. A rule that usurps God’s place by offering us what we would like the truth to be, rather than what the truth is. That, after all, is just how he tempted our common parents in Eden. And in particular he offers us flattery: that we are so important we are entitled to have whatever we want; that we are wise enough to determine our own good; that we can be whatever we want.

 

Flattery, though, is one of the cruellest forms of oppression. It’s doubly corrupting, because it is both an addictive drug so we crave more of it, and it deafens us to the truth, because truth doesn’t always flatter us. Flattery genuinely degrades and demeans, because the flatterer doesn’t think others are worth being told the truth. But best of all from the flatterer’s point of view, there is the perpetual amusement of seeing the flattered not even aware of what is being done to them, and even welcoming it.

 

And so not the least of our blessings in being freed from Satan’s tyranny is being freed from his flattery. But, curiously, not everyone wants freedom if it means no flattery and one of the tragedies of Satan’s tyranny is how easy it is to love it.

 

Mike Ovey                             mike ovey

 

Rev’d Michael Ovey, PhD, MTh, MA, BCL, BA
Principal
Doctrine, Apologetics & Liturgy

Mike believes that the more we know the truth about God, his grace and greatness, the more we love and trust him. His vision is for students at Oak Hill to grow in knowledge and loving trust in this God.

Before coming to Oak Hill, Mike was a civil service lawyer drafting government legislation. He trained at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and worked as a curate for four years at All Saints, Crowborough, before teaching for three years at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He joined Oak Hill in 1998 and since then has finished a PhD in the field of Trinitarian theology.

He is married to Heather, and they have three children, Charlie, Harry and Anastasia. He remains incurably optimistic about the prospects of Arsenal FC and the England rugby team, solace being provided by the works of PG Wodehouse. Most recent writing includes co-authoring the book, Pierced for our Transgressions (IVP).

Synod 2012

Broome Anglican Church is part of the Diocese of North West Australia, which held its synod in Geraldton 12-14 October 2012.

The synod is the decision making body of the diocese, where delegates from all the ministry centres get together to make decisions about the matters that affect our mission together.

Bishop Gary Nelson’s address can be found here.

The business of synod included times of sharing and prayer for each of the ministry centres around this vast diocese.

Formally, the diocese continued to uphold the importance of the ability of the diocese to determine the matters which are of importance.  This is in line with the constitution and aims of the Anglican Church of Australia, which can be found here.