Welcome to St Mary’s, the third oldest Anglican Parish in South Australia.
We value the word of Scripture, the privilege of prayer and the sanctity of the Holy Sacraments.
- We recognise the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains.
- We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land;
- Our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing; and
- Our hope that we may walk together in harmony in the spirit of reconciliation.
Our Mission Statement “To share living water with those who thirst” and our Mission Plan: “To facilitate the leading of the Holy Spirit through prayer, creative thinking, ingenuity, energetic action and the appropriation of resources” are foremost in parish life.
As from Sunday 22nd March 2020 all worship services, bible studies and other group meetings at St Mary’s Parish will be suspended until further notice, due to the Corona Virus.
In line with Bishop Geoffrey’s instruction, the church will be open for personal prayer and meditation between the hours of 9am and 12noon on Sundays and Thursdays . Please phone Fr William on 0469161455 to ensure access.
Fr William’s weekly sermon will appear each week on the ‘Worship’ page of the parish website. Click here to view
The parish Facebook page is also being updated regularly with pew sheet, sermons and other information.
Please refer to the weekly pew sheet which will be regularly updated online for further information.
St Mary’s with Anglicare Picket Fence notice
Please note that in responding to COVID-19, AnglicareSA Emergency Assistance services have temporarily relocated to AnglicareSA Outer Southern Hub, 111 Christies Beach. This relocation is from April 6th, 2020. Please contact 0428 885 174. All other AnglicareSA programs have been suspended until further notice.
A prayer to use during this difficult time is suggested by the Archbishop.
Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in Australia and across the world.
We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss
of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers,
skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress
and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected
and love to those to whom no love was shown.
– Archbishop Michael Jackson, Dublin & Glendalough
Visitors are made to feel welcome and the invitation to join the parish family is always open to one and all.
The parish welcome extends beyond worship and into community involvement through our outreach programs of “St Mary’s with Anglicare SA” – The Picket Fence Community Centre and The Project Centre.
Please browse through this site to fully appreciate the diverse life of St Mary’s Parish.
Celebrating 178 years
Mission Action Plan 2017 (under review in 2019/20) – click here
Key elements and examples of ideas for future development.
More detailed document available from the Picket Fence Community Centre or St Mary’s Parish.