OUR WORSHIP

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As a response to the global coronavirus epidemic, Richmond Uniting Church is worshipping together in new ways. Visit our Worship Resources page to join with us as we continue to gather remotely for worship, as we seek to live out Jesus’ compassion and draw our nourishment from the Source of all – amidst these difficult times. You are welcome to join us if you are part of the Richmond Uniting Church community or if you have never worshipped with us before.


In worship at Richmond Uniting we seek to create space for authentic, transformative worship of the Divine who comes to us in Jesus and reaches out to us in Spirit.

We take the bible seriously, not literally, as we wrestle with what it means to walk the way of Jesus.

We explore this sacred text in context: in the contexts in which these sacred texts were written and the context of our own living in the 21st century.

There is space to reflect together and to share different views.  There is space for stillness.

There is space to offer prayers together, and to pray in different ways, to sing together: unaccompanied, with piano, with percussion, with organ and with guitar, and to feast together.

Children are valued as important members of the community. Noise is welcome and there are opportunities for children to participate meaningfully in worship and to engage playfully and creatively with the Jesus story.

We share in Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month at 10am, and on the fourth Sunday of the month at 5pm.

The Fourth at Five 

On the fourth Sunday of the month we gather for the ‘The Fourth at Five’. This worship service at 5pm provides an opportunity to reconnect with patterns of worship in the early church. We push all the pews back, and gather around a long communal table to share in Holy Communion and to share in a simple meal of vegetarian soup together, as we chew over sacred texts, sing and pray together. Everyone is welcome.

At Richmond Uniting we are delighted to provide an organ scholarship. Our current organ scholar is Tristan, Tristan plays the beautiful pipe organ on the third Sunday of the month.

At Richmond Uniting you are welcome to participate as much or as little as they feel able.

If you have been to church often, not at all, or not in a long time, you are welcome.

Baptism

Richmond Uniting Church welcomes adults, children and babies into the sacrament of baptism. Preparation for baptism is provided for each person (or the parents of babies), so that the central mysteries of Christian faith can be wrestled with and explored before people decide whether to enter this life long commitment. If you would like to explore baptism, please contact our minister at the Richmond Uniting Church office on 9427 1282.

Weddings

Richmond Uniting Church welcomes marriages of couples: same sex couples and heterosexual couples, who wish to have a Christian Marriage ceremony. Please contact our minister at the Richmond Uniting church office on 9427 1282 if you would like to make further enquires about marriage preparation and potential dates for weddings.

Funerals

Richmond Uniting Church welcomes funeral services for those who seek to have a Christian funeral for a loved one. Please contact the minister at Richmond Unting Church office on 9427 1282.

Minister: Rev Dr Sally Douglas