Sunday 14 May 2023, we gave thanks for mothers and celebrated their contribution to our lives and to the world. We gave thanks also for women who are not mothers but who have “mothered” in so many ways.
Easter services 2023
Come and remember the sadness and joy of the Easter story with us. All are welcome to join us for services at Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 7 Church Street, Amberley.
- Good Friday (April 7), 9.30am – Meditation on the last 7 words of Jesus from the cross
- Easter Day (April 9), 9.30am – Easter Day celebration
We are excited to announce the launch of Toddler Tunes, starting on Wednesday 15th March, 10.30am in the parish hall. For more info, including dates for 2023, see the dedicated Toddler Tunes page on our website.
Rev Meg would love to meet you!
Reverend Meg Harvey, Vicar of Amberley Parish since August 2022, is settling in to the role and into the township of Amberley where she now lives. As a parish, our spirits are rising as we look forward to Christmas and we continue to enjoy the freedom to gather together in the post-lockdown world. We look forward to welcoming back all our old regulars, plus anyone who hasn’t been to church for a while (or rarely/never), and all visitors, newcomers, holiday-makers, and passers-by.
Whoever you are, you are most welcome.
Please see the “Church Services” menu above for church service dates and times. This is updated each month.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday
A quiet service to reflect on the Stations of the Cross will be held at 9.30am on Good Friday (15 April 2022) at Holy Innocents Church, Amberley. This will use a series of images on screen combined with short readings and prayers to help us go deeper into solemn reflection on the passion of our Lord Jesus.
At 9.30am on Easter Sunday, we gather again to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus in a service of Holy Communion, with guest presider and preacher Rev’d Felicity O’Brien. There will be activities offered for any children attending. This service will be followed by morning tea in the parish hall.
Parish news in brief
A fond farewell… a winter break from evening family services… and a warm welcome to our new Priest in Charge. Read more…
At the end of June we farewelled our Vicar the Reverend Stephanie Clay as she left after an association with us of five years to take up a new role as Chaplain of St Margaret’s College, Christchurch. Rev’d Steph goes with our love and blessings – for herself and her family, and our gratitude for all she had given and achieved in the parish.
What with winter nights closing in early and the cold weather, we have put our 4.30pm Family Service on hold for now. Watch this space (and the parish Facebook page) in the Spring, when we hope to resume these relaxed family-friendly services.
From 1st August we welcome our interim Priest in Charge, Reverend Canon Mandy Neil. Many parishioners have already had the pleasure of meeting Rev’d Mandy this week as she was called on before her official starting date to conduct a funeral in the parish. It’s great to have you with us, Mandy!
Christmas services and events
Each year we offer a variety Christmas services and events to meet different needs and aims. We hope to see you at one, some, or all of them!
Let’s stay connected
During suspension of services at our parish churches, Rev’d Stephanie is offering Morning Prayer and Sunday services as well as worship ideas and resources online. See our Facebook page:
and Stephanie’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-XoWKnK3lDGZsHNfQ4v3w
Something for everyone
We’ve just updated the church service schedule for December 2018 and you will see that we have something for everyone, old and young, including a Blue Christmas service Continue reading
Come and join us for Holy Week
All are welcome to join us at this most special time of the year. The following Holy Week services are all at Holy Innocents Church, on Church Street, Amberley:
Thursday 29 March, 7.00pm — Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
Friday 30 March, 9.30am — Good Friday Reflection Service
Sunday 1st April, 9.30am — Easter Day Celebration