All Saints

Anglican Church in Selby

Sung Eucharist every Sunday at 10.30am


We have a service in the Anglican tradition every Sunday at 10.30am. We use a modern liturgy from A Prayer Book for Australia. Parts of the service are sung to a simple congregational setting.  The traditional vestments are worn by the clergy and servers. The sermon, of around ten minutes, is usually related to the bible readings appointed for the day.  

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If you are unused to liturgical worship please do not feel awkward. People around you will be more than willing to help and everybody has the use of a prayer book, hymn book and a pew sheet with step by step instructions in the order of service. Many of us have come into Anglicanism from other traditions or with no previous experience of Christian worship at all and we remember what it was like when we first started. If you are a baptized member of another church and can acknowledge the presence of Christ in the Sacrament you are most welcome to receive Holy Communion with us.

After the service we share in morning tea in the hall behind the church. We take morning tea seriously at Selby. Freshly brewed coffee and a variety of teas are usually accompanied by homemade cakes and other goodies. You will be warmly welcomed but not made to feel conspicuous or under any pressure.

Special Services and Events:


Ash Wednesday

10.30 to 11.30am and 7.30 to 8.30pm Eucharist with imposition of ashes

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and stripping of the Altar

Good Friday

10.00am  Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts. (Holy communion from the reserved sacrament)

Easter Sunday

6am  Service of Light, renewal of baptismal vows  and first Eucharist of Easter
9am Sung Eucharist


11.30pm Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.
10.30am Christmas Day Sung Eucharist.


St Francis' Day

On the Sunday closest to St Francis' Day a celebration of the creation and the blessing of the animals.

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The Eucharist is also celebrated on
Ash Wednesday
Ascension Day
and All Souls' Day

Midweek Services

A Eucharist is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am (new dates starting March).


We would be delighted if you choose to make your marriage vows before the altar of God and would like to work with you both as you prepare for this great event.

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The first step is to contact the priest so that you can book your preferred day and the various legal and church requirements can be discussed. Another useful step is to come along to the Sunday morning Eucharist. This will enable you to see the church building in action and to be able to picture your marriage in this setting. We strongly encourage attendance at one of the marriage preparation courses conducted by Lifeworks (see the links section). These courses are rated highly by those who attend them. Whether All Saints' is the right setting for your marriage will depend on the number of your guests. The church is quite small. Seventy people is about our limit. On the other hand, if yours is to be a small informal wedding you may wish to consider using our Hall for your celebration afterwards. The full fee for marriage at All Saints' Selby is $2,000. This includes all government legal and registration requirements, several pre-marriage interviews, flowers and the services of an organist and verger. You are free to make your own arrangements regarding flowers and music, and this will of course reduce the marriage fee.


We welcome all enquiries about baptism.

The sacrament of baptism is available not only to babies but to children of any age and to adults. Baptism is administered only once in a person’s life. It consists of pouring water over the person being baptized or dipping the person under the water. 

We baptize because Jesus commanded us to.  We believe that baptism is more than an external ceremony. We understand that it is a holy mystery in which the Holy Spirit makes us participants in the crucified risen Christ. Having been incorporated into Christ we become part of his earthly body, the church.  For this reason baptism usually takes place during the Sunday Eucharist – when the church is present.  Although, If there are compelling reasons, another time can be arranged.

If you are seeking baptism for your child a first step would be to attend the Sunday Eucharist and speak to the priest afterwards.  He will usually arrange to visit you at your home to discuss things with you and to make the arrangements. We regard every baptism as an occasion of joy and celebration and would be delighted to baptize you or any member of your family


Funeral services are grounded on our resurrection faith while at the same time recognising how extremely painful and difficult bereavement can be. Our priest will visit you before the service to ensure that as much as possible the needs of the family are met. The funeral service includes prayers, a bible reading, a short sermon and the opportunity for a family member or friend to speak about the deceased. Poetry, music  and physical objects symbolic of the person’s life can also be included. 

The name of the deceased person will be included in a memorial book and he or she will be remembered and prayed for on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of death and at a Eucharist on All Souls Day. Our care extends beyond the funeral. The weeks afterwards can often be quite painful and the priest will be available to visit as required.  


This sacrament of the church is where we confirm the promises made at our baptism. As baptism often takes place in infancy, confirmation is the occasion where we own for ourselves the commitment undertaken on our behalf by our parents and godparents. 

At a service presided over by the bishop, candidates make a declaration of their faith and receive a special blessing from the bishop. Confirmation is preceded by a course of instruction in the Christian faith by the priest. The photo above was taken after the confirmation service at All Saints in 2009.