Easter at St Michael’s

Our world is in crisis with ongoing natural disasters, wars, social inequality and injustice; the list goes on and on. Where do you look for answers, and who do you cry out to for justice? Who are you see King this Easter?

You’re invited to meet the once and future King this Easter. Over the Easter long weekend, we’ll see from the Bible how Jesus’ life, death and resurrection from the dead offers us freedom from sin and hope beyond the grave.

All are welcome… 

7pm – Holy Communion

8am – Traditional Service
10am – Family Service*

8am – Holy Communion
9:45am – Family Service*
11:30am – Easy English Service
5pm – All Ages Service 

* Livestreamed via Facebook


How do I get to St Michael’s?

We are located at 74 Church Street (on the corner of Church and Market Streets). Click here for a map. 

Where do I park?

On Sundays (and public holidays like Good Friday), we recommend parking in the Thomas St carpark across the road from church – on the northern side of the Church Hall.

There is limited parking available within the church grounds, including disabled parking spots. However, on Sundays we have a no-traffic zone in the driveway space between the two staircases and the Church Hall, in order to keep people safe as they move between the cathedral and the Hall. 

There are also paid parking meters in surrounding streets, and parking stations nearby. Street parking is usually free on public holidays!

What should I wear?

Wear whatever clothes you feel comfortable in. Our regular members don’t really ‘dress up’ for church.

What time should I arrive?

Most people arrive within 5-10 minutes of the service start time to find a seat.

What is church like (at Easter)?

Church is a regular gathering where we hear from God’s word and respond to him in worship. Each of our Easter Sunday services will have their own ‘flavour’, but they also have a lot in common. Each service runs for around 60-75 minutes and includes singing, a time of prayer, a reading from the Bible and a 20-25 minute Bible talk (usually called a sermon) which explains its relevance for our lives today. After the more formal service, we spend time getting to know each other over tea/coffee and refreshments.* 
* We will serve Hot Cross buns at our services on Good Friday. And on Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kids after the 9:45am service.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely! Children are welcome at all our services. At Easter time and during school holidays, our regular kids’ programs take a break, so we encourage children to stay with their parents during the service. You are welcome to sit in the cathedral or the church office foyer (across the courtyard from the cathedral). This space is used as a family room or cry-room with an audio-visual feed of the service, and men’s/women’s toilets available. If you require a change table, there is one in the accessible toilet room in the Church Hall. 
* During school terms, our regular Sunday services at 9:45am, 11:30am and 5pm offer weekly kids’ church programs (for children in pre-school to Year 6). Our 9:45am and 5pm services also have a crèche available (for children under 5 years of age). Read more about our kids programs here.

Accessibility at St Michael’s

St Michael’s has several disabled parking spaces available, and a wheelchair-accessible ramp connecting the carpark to our cathedral. We also have an accessible toilet in the church hall, a hearing-aid loop in the cathedral, large print Bibles, and vision-friendly data projections. We’d love to help make things more accessible for you, so please ask us if you need anything! Click here for more information.