Welcome to Morning Prayer today – thank you for joining us as we pray together and as we celebrate the feast of St Eanswythe, patron saint of our church at Altona. We are delighted to be joined today by the Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, and he is the preacher this morning. The sermon starts at 12:20.
12 September 2020 marked 50 years since the opening of the current St Eanswythe’s church building. For 50 days leading up to this significant anniversary, we shared some photos from this last half-century at St Eanswythe’s – snapshots of the life of God’s people in this place.
(The order is sometimes not quite chronological, as more photos gradually surfaced from people’s private collections.)