ST JUDE THE APOSTLE
The patron saint of St Jude's is believed to have been one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. He has been identified with Thaddeus (Matthew 10:3) or 'Jude of James' (Luke Luke 6:16;Acts 1:13) and is considered by some to be the author of the Letter of Jude.
'But you, my dear friends, must build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves within the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you eternal life.' (Jude 1:20-21)
LIFE AT ST JUDE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
St Jude's is a Eucharistic community, celebrating the Eucharist on Wednesdays and Sundays and on special feast days.
As well as experiencing the joy of communal worship, parishioners engage in affiliated church organisations such as Anglican Women's Fellowship, Ladies Guild and the Mothers Union as well as parish-based fellowship or outreach activities such as Open Door.
St Jude's generously supports the Diocesan Home Mission fund as well as the Anglican Board of Mission and other missionary work.
St Jude's celebrates God's gift of creativity in music through Hymn Fests and Classical Concerts and in the arts through its annual Art Exhibition. Such events are highly regarded as a contribution to the cultural life of Port Elliot and the south coast.
The church also operates an Op Shop during school holidays, as both an outreach and fundraising effort.
St Jude's is now participating in the Bishop of the Murray's Taking the Plunge Together project.