Rhythms of Grace Church
Table gathering – Story sharing – Jesus following
Rhythms of Grace (otherwise known as RoG; its community as RoGers; and its occasional musicians as the Jolly RoGers) is slow church for those who find God more readily in quieter, more reflective, art-rich aural and visual environments. We don’t have a worship band nor do we sing much. We share Communion around our gorgeous Table (see the centre of our logo) each week. We like hearing a range of voices and opinions and offer an extended stations-based opportunity for reflection each week.
Children have activities in the worship space and we don’t yet offer much for the one or two teenagers among us.
Since we started gathering in mid-2015 our life has been built around what Jesus said to the people around him,
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.
Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11/28-30, The Message Translation.)
So our focus is on spiritual formation and everything that leads to our flourishing and wellbeing as humans created in the image of the Trinitarian God.
Our services usually last an hour with lengthy times for hospitality before and after.
Mark Pierson is our Lead Pastor & Curator, with both roles also taken up among the community.
We became an independent church (we’re looking for somewhere to be less independent) in 2020, and as COVID public health restrictions allow, we gather in the Undercroft at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 446 Parnell Road, Parnell. (Around the back and underneath.)
We hope that if you join us you’ll feel like a warm blanket has been wrapped around you and that life can be worth living. (Give us at least two visits to make sure.)