In our video service of worship today, the first for 2021, we do two things.

First, on this Aboriginal Sunday we acknowledge the story, dignity and struggle of our nation’s first peoples. We pray for justice and reconciliation in our relationships and for our shared future.

Second, we reflect on the lectionary psalm for this third Sunday of Epiphany, Psalm 62 and explore what it means to rest in God.

Peace to you.



Today, once again, we offer some written prayers and reflections for your worship at home.

You can find our final summer liturgy here: CSBC Summer Liturgy January 17

Next Sunday we will return to CSBC Online with a video service.

Our ‘in person’ worship services at Collins St Baptist Church will resume on Sunday February 7 and we can’t wait to see you then!




We invite you to join us in prayer and reflection today – at the end of a tumultuous week in the world.

Our written liturgy, scripture reading and reflection are available here:
CSBC Summer Liturgy January 10

We look forward to sharing CSBC Online video services again soon, on Sunday January 24 and Sunday January 31.

Our in-person services at Collins St will recommence on Sunday February 7 at 10.30am.

Peace and grace to you.


This Sunday we invite you to join us in some  prayers and reflections provided in written form. We read together the story of Jesus and his family fleeing to Egypt during his youth – refugees in a violent world. What does this confronting story have to say to us today?

Our CSBC Online Service will recommence on Sunday January 24. Our in-person services at Collins St will recommence on Sunday February 7.

You can find today’s prayers and reflections HERE:
CSBC Summer Liturgy January 3


We pray that there has been much about this Christmas season that has brought you life and joy. We are also aware that there are, for many, a range of hidden struggles and difficulties at this time of year. We hold in prayer all those for whom this season is personally exhausting, lonely, or heavy with grief.

After many months of sharing CSBC Online services via video, we will be taking a few weeks of intentional simplicity. Each Sunday we will offer some written prayers, readings and reflections for you to engage with in your own time.

Please click below for today’s offering
CSBC Summer Liturgy December 27

Peace to you all.



Christmas Greetings! Christ is born among us!

Today we invite you to join us as we light the Christ candle, sing carols and share a Christmas message.

May peace, joy and hope be yours today.




On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of love and celebrate together the extraordinary gift that is ours in Christ. What’s more, we join in a traditional service of carols and readings, retelling the familiar story of Jesus’ birth and joining our voices with countless others around the world in the hymns of this beautiful season.

May you experience something of God’s love and presence today.

Peace to you.



Today, on the third Sunday of Advent, we continue our reflections on the lectionary readings from the book of Isaiah.

We light the third Advent candle, the candle of joy, hear from both Simon Holt and Carolyn Francis, and are led in readings and prayers by Val Holt and Neil Wright.





As we continue to anticipate the coming birth of Jesus, today we light the second Advent candle: the candle of peace. As we do, we reflect together on another reading from the prophet Isaiah.

Peace to you in this challenging but beautiful season.




Welcome to CSBC as we celebrate the first Sunday in the season of Advent.

Advent is a time of anticipation, waiting, hoping and longing. By observing this time of preparation we are able to move toward the good news of Christmas with intention and prayerfulness.

Today Simon Holt leads us in Advent liturgy and prayer, and Carolyn Francis reflects on one of the traditional readings for this Sunday from the book of Isaiah.