About us

Two churches — one parish

Joy church window

Holy Innocents’ Church in Amberley and St Paul’s Church in Leithfield belong in the Anglican Parish of Amberley. Congregations are drawn from nearby beach settlements and rural areas as well as Amberley township and Leithfield village.

It’s our privilege to share in the lives of individuals, couples, and families. We offer friendship and a supportive and caring community as well as the sacraments of the church to all who need them. We look forward to meeting visitors or newcomers to our community.

Until our NEW VICAR, the Rev. Doctor Meg Harvey, joins us in August 2022, we are holding Morning Prayer services on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and 5th) Sundays of each month, and a monthly Eucharist on the 4th Sunday, presided at by visiting priest Rev. Felicity O’Brien.

Contact us

To contact the parish about weddings, baptisms, funerals, and other matters such as the hire of the parish hall, contact the Parish Administrator Mrs Ann Loffhagen, phone (03) 314-8082. If you would like to speak to a priest, our administrator will be able to put you in touch. Alternatively, phone one of our Wardens, Mrs Karen Croft on (03) 314-8449 and Mr John Field-Dodgson on (03) 314-7785.

Weddings

Are you thinking about getting married in one of our parish churches? Click here to find out more.

Church services

We hold worship services in two beautiful, historic buildings. For a schedule of the current month’s services, see ‘Church Services’ on the main menu above.

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Holy Innocents’
 Church (shown here at left) is on Church Street in Amberley.

It is in a quiet location surrounded by mature trees and lawns.

Services are held here every Sunday at 9.30am.

parish hall

A well-heated hall next to Holy Innocents’ with fully equipped kitchen can be hired for part or whole days. To enquire, contact parish administrator (above).

St Pauls

St Paul’s Church is on the corner of Brighton Street & Leithfield Road in Leithfield. Services here are in abeyance due to the difficulty in maintaining adequate physical distancing during the pandemic.

More church photos are below.

H.I.

HI door & blossom

HI belltowerHI spire in spring

Comm.Table setThe Font, HI

St Paul's

St Paul’s, Leithfield

St Pauls & blossom

St Pauls blossom

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