教会历史

圣公会是基督教宗派之一,分布于在全球163个国家,有7300万会友(据2008年统计)。本教会是圣公会教会之一。

 

我们相信圣经包括了基督教的全部中心信仰,我们因着这信而在基督教的团契里成为一体。借着圣经和使徒所传的信息,我们不但认识到耶稣的教训,也了解到如何响应神的呼召并顺从祂的旨意。

 

圣公会圣提摩太堂前身是墨尔本Bulleen一家空置杂货店中开设的福音中心,由圣公会为满足Heidelberg地区人口增长而设立。 1960年8月7日开始第一次主日崇拜,有36人参加;由墨尔本圣公会圣约翰堂Heidelberg提供诗歌本,公祷书, 椅柜和服事人员。之后将主日崇拜移至附近室内环境较好的诊所内,并以另外一间空置店铺作为主日学教室。1962年7月29日,主任牧师宣布,墨尔本圣公会主教已批准以圣提摩太为教会命名;提摩太是基督最忠心的门徒之一,早期教会的领袖,他的品格和服事十分值得教会效法。1963年,墨尔本教区将现址购入作为圣提摩太堂永久堂址。

 

2014年6月, 圣提摩太堂在保持原有英文崇拜的前提下正式开展中文普通话事工,会友来自中国、新加坡、马来西亚等国家和地区。成为圣公会在墨尔本东区其中一家多元文化的教会。除主日崇拜以外,本教会还开展了各团契小组、布道事工和社区活动(详情请见主页和“团契小组”)。

History

 

The Anglican Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We have 73,000,000 members (2008) in 163 countries. We believe the Holy Scriptures is the revealed word of God, which inspired the human authors of the Scriptures.

 

The Nicene Creed is the basic statement of our belief about God. It was adopted by the early church founders and is said every Sunday in Episcopal and Anglican churches around the world.

 

The two great sacraments given by Christ to the Church are Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. In Baptism we renounce Satan, repent of our sins, and adopt Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In the Holy Eucharist, the center of our worship life, we remember and participate in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ until his coming again.

 

Before it was known as St. Timothy’s Anglican Church Bulleen, the Bulleen Anglican Centre was situated in an empty grocer’s shop in the Kalay Shopping Centre along Lillian Street. Hymn and prayer books, seating cupboards, various other bits and pieces as well as manpower was provided by St. John’s in Heidelberg to prepare the place for services. The first Sunday service was held on August 7, 1960 with 36 people present. The location of services was later moved to the doctor’s surgery adjacent to the original shop (which was then used for Sunday school) because the new venue had a more pleasing interior. A third, unfurnished shop was also available for usage on Sundays.

 

On July 29, 1962, the Vicar announced that the Bishop had approved the name of Saint Timothy to identify the church. This seldom-used name commemorates one of Christ’s most loyal disciples, an early Church leader, whose character and service provided a worthy example for the church to follow. Later on, sometime in 1963, it was decided that St. Timothy’s would be moved to Thompson Road, close to the end of Lillian Street, where it is situated today. The Diocese purchased the land.

 

St. Timothy’s planted a Mandarin service in June 2014. Our parishioners came from China, Singapore and Malaysia. Since then we have become one of the well-known multicultural churches in the eastern region. As well as Sunday services, during the week we have different small groups and activities. We warmly welcome you to join one of our small groups and also worship with us.