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38 Bendooley Street Bowral Sundays at 8am, 9:30am, 10am & 5:30pm ( for 2018 Christmas services, please click here)
St Jude’s is an Evangelical Anglican Church and its various services provide a range of worship styles to encourage all members of the community and to spread the message of the gospel. In addition to our regular worship services, we provide special services for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
If you are attending any service at St Jude’s, you may find it helpful to view our Finding Us and our facilities pages.
Baptism is an acknowledgement of a personal Christian faith. It involves the acknowledgement of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and a desire to turn away from things that offend our God. The promises made at a Baptism Service imply a serious Christian commitment.
In infant Baptism, parents and God parents make these promises on behalf of the child, and they pray that the child will put their faith in Jesus as they grow up.
At an Infant Baptism Service, the following things take place:
We recognise that all life comes from God.
You declare in public that you are a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of his church.
You make promises, on behalf of your child, that you will teach him/her what it means to trust in Jesus.
Your child is welcomed as a member of the church.
Water is sprinkled on your child’s head.
We pray for your child by name.
We pray for you in your role as parents.
Parents and godparents receive a special certificate to remember the special occasion.
A Thanksgiving Service is designed for people who are not regular members of the church, but who do acknowledge God’s gift of life and seek his blessing on their child.
At a Thanksgiving Service, the following things take place:
We firstly recognise that all life comes from God.
We thank God for the birth of your child.
Your child is appropriately named.
In the presence of family, godparents and friends, we pray for God’s blessing on your child as he or she grows up in His world and for His guidance in your role as parents.
Parents and godparents receive a certificate to remember the special occasion.
Our ministers are always happy to discuss your child’s Thanksgiving or Baptism with you.
Please call 02 4862 4383 or Contact Us for an appointment.
As an Anglican church we also offer adult baptism and baptism by immersion.
In the midst of our busy church life we only conduct weddings for members of St Jude’s, local residents, or those with other close connections to the parish. If you would like to make a wedding enquiry then please phone our office or complete a Contact Us form.
Understandably, funerals are always occasions of great emotion and grief.
Our Anglican service is designed to offer comfort – allow for an element of thanksgiving and for personal contributions from the family if desired. It also allows us to consider more deeply the Christian faith and the hope that we have in the risen Lord Jesus.
Parish ministers are always on hand to visit and to talk with you about the necessary arrangements
Please phone our office 02 4862 4383 for inquiries or Contact Us.