The Church of St Richard of Chichester

The Anglican Parish of Lockleys

Church services


8:30 am: Holy Eucharist
10:00 am: Sung Eucharist


10:00 am: Holy Eucharist (first order)

Contact information


8351 8280


Mission action plan

‘To live out the Gospel of the Lord in Word, Sacrament and Action’

The Church of St Richard of Chichester, Lockleys, is a progressive orthodox parish that is firmly grounded in living out the Gospel.

As a parish, we look to continually move forward, ensuring that we hear and reflect upon the scriptures through quality preaching, morning and evening prayer, where the scriptures are read, and opportunities to explore the scriptures more deeply through Bible studies.

As we gather as a community of faith, we are joined as one in the body of Christ. At the heart of this is our Baptism and the celebration of Holy Eucharist. St Richard’s is dedicated to growing a sacramental understanding to the way in which we live and interact with the world. As we celebrate life, all sacraments are offered at St Richard’s on a regular basis.

Christ calls us to follow him, to live out a life in action. St Richard’s is dedicated to the mission work of the church locally and in the wider community. Through our activities and hospitality, we are dedicated to ensuring that the ‘word’ is heard and the hospitality of the table is shared.

Prayer school

16–18 August 2013, to be conducted by Roger Herft, Archbishop of Perth and Brother Bruce-Paul, Society of St Francis. Full details, information and registration will be available from mid March.

Weekly newsletter

To subscribe to our weekly newsletter, please email with the subject line ‘Subscribe to weekly email’.

My hope, 2013

It has been said that we live with Hope. This is an opportunity to journey into the world of prose and poetry as you explore what My Hope means to you.

My Hope may be based around a confident desire or the likelihood of success. It could be something you have wished for or longed to be part of. Hope may be where you place your trust, the grounding of your faith, the expectation of what is to come.

Your entry may be factual in nature, or an expression of what is to come. It could be founded in a dream of possibilities or the totality of your imagination.

What does hope mean to you? What have you hoped for and seen realised? How has hope changed you? What hopes do you share and what do you keep private?

My Hope is an invitation to you to share the richness and experiences of a life as it is lived out in becoming all that it can be.

Competition rules

This is a competition for people 60 years or over living in the West Torrens or Charles Sturt LGA’s. Manuscripts and Poems should be typed or hand printed with no identifying information on the page. Make sure you include the official entry form. (One for each entry) All entries must be your original work and not previously published. Please read the full terms and conditions by downloading the flyer.

Entries close 5:00 pm, 1 August 2013.

Previous years

Winners of ‘My journey’ 2012

Click the titles to read the entries.



Winners of ‘My relationship’ 2011

Click the titles to read the entries.



Winners of ‘My sacred space’ 2010


  • First place: Ya ya Kouzinaki
  • Second place: My shed
  • Third place: That’s why I live where I live


  • First place: Sacred place
  • Second place: Just me
  • Third place: Memory—A sacred space

Book post

Book postThe book post is a community project in partnership with Anglicare SA.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Clean quality books are needed. We need:

  • Paperbacks, novels, romance
  • Special interest like cooking and craft
  • Science, history and reference
  • Christianity
  • Autobiographies
  • Gardening, sport, art
  • Coffee table books
  • Contemporary children’s books
  • DVDs, CDs and records
  • Magazines (not older than 2 years)

Please ensure that there are no tears, scribble on pages and that pages are not yellow. The spine must be in tact and readable. Please do not donate encyclopaedieas or colouring in books. Books may be brought to the church at any time, or contact us to make arrangements.

Lockleys community twilight market

Download information.

  • 11 October 2013
  • 8 November 2013
  • 13 December 2013

What is LCTM?

The LCTM is an initiative of the Anglican Parish of Lockleys to enhance stronger personal connections and develop a real sense of belonging within our community.

The LCTM will provide a regular opportunity to create a positive social environment where people are able to gather, relax, share information, enjoy music, entertainment, food, arts andcrafts, sell and buy goods, trade skills and have fun!

What is available?

  • Live entertainment!
  • Free face painting!
  • Free kids’ activities!
  • Sausage sizzle as well as a choice of other food stalls for dinner options!
  • Funky new clothing, handmade chocolates, organic wine, jewellery, air brush tatooing, books and heaps more interesting stalls!
  • Places to relax and ejoy or to meet and mingle!
  • Fun, friendly community event!

Stall fees

The stall fees will be $40 per site.

Further information and stall holder booking

Download Registration form.

Please contact Carmel Barnes:
0478 320 123 or .

Prayer school

Session one
What is prayer?

Friday, 16 August, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

This introduction to prayer will draw on the hopes and experiences of both presenters and participants to help us discover the richness of what prayer is, its beauty of composition and the freshness of creation that can be found in praying.

The session shall draw on the life and vibrancy of prayer as found in the Psalms and what resources are available for praying them. We will become active participants as we work in small groups to reflect and respond.

Session two
What is Christian Prayer?

Saturday, 17 August, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The disciples said to him ‘Lord teach us to pray’” so too we come seeking to discover what it means to open ourselves to being still to hear and know the movement of Christ within. We will explore what is Christian Prayer and how our prayer is shaped by the scriptures.

Through this session we will enter into the scriptures and use them as we pray and meditate making use of the Lection Divina (holy reading) as a form of contemplation and meditation.

This workshop contains both theoretical and practical input. Discover for yourself what it means to be open to the transforming word of God.

Session three
What is Australian Prayer

Saturday, 17 August, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

We live in a vast country, and are shaped by our connection with this Land, its people and our relationships. Through the exploring of images of the beauty of God in creation and the tears of God, the pain of the world and the repentance of the church this session will develop what it means to be people of prayer in this place and time.

We will be challenged as to the limits of prayer and how we can at times have a feeling of abandonment. Yet be assured that it is in prayer we rest and place our trust in God.

Session four
What is Eucharistic praying?

Sunday, 18 August, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

In Eucharist praying, we gather around the Lord’s table, and Heaven and Earth come together. We are called together as a royal priesthood created in God’s image and then sent out into the world with God’s Blessing.

Through prayer we are being transformed in our very nature as Christians and in our humanity. We will explore how Christ teaches us to pray with out ceasing, to hang in with others in our prayer, to be steadfast in faith, such that we may be transformed in his image and refuse a life of self-centredness.

Weekly programme

  • 8:30 am: Morning prayer (Tuesday – Saturday)
  • 5:00 pm: Evening prayer (Tuesday – Friday)


  • 7:30 am: Holy Eucharist
  • 9:00 am: Sung Eucharist




  • 10:00 am: Holy Eucharist (First order)
  • 12:00 to 4:00 pm: Bridge club (Every 2nd Wednesday commencing 2 January 2012). See Ministries page.


  • 11:00 am: Nursing home service. See Ministries page.
  • 7:30 pm: Parish council meeting (2nd Thursday of month)

Advent and Christmas, 2013

  • Sunday, 15 December: Nine lessons and carols
  • Tuesday, 24 December, 6:00 pm: Children’s service
  • Tuesday, 24 December, 11:30 pm: Midnight mass
  • Wednesday, 25 December, 9:00 pm: Sung Eucharist

Lent, 2013

Weekly programme

  • Friday, 5:00 pm: Stations of the cross (commence 15 February)
  • Friday, 5:30 pm: Fish and chips Friday (commence 15 March)

Holy Week and Easter, 2013

  • Palm Sunday, 24 March 9:00 am: Procession of the Palms
  • Passion Sunday, 24 March 6:00 pm: Reading of the Passion and Prayers
  • Monday, 25 March, 5:30 pm: Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday 26 March, 5:30 pm: Holy Eucharist
  • Wednesday, 27 March, 10:00 am: Holy Eucharist
  • Maundy Thursday, 28 March, 7:30 pm: Holy Eucharist and vigil
  • Good Friday, 29 March, 9:00 am: Mass of the Presanctified
  • Easter Eve, 30 March, 7:30 pm: Easter Vigil
  • Easter Day, 8 April, 7:30 am: Easter Mass
  • Easter Day, 8 April, 9:00 am: Easter Mass

Special events

  • 24 March–1 August 2013: Writing competition
  • Friday, 24 May 2013, 6:00 pm: Parish dinner
  • Sunday, 16 June 2013, 9:00 am: Patronal festival
  • Sunday, 4 August 2013: Anglicare Sunday
  • 16–18 August 2013: Prayer school
  • 9 September: Writing exhibition launches
  • 18–20 October 2012: Synod

Parish open forums

Following the Sunday 9:00 am service. An opportunity to give feedback and to discuss any matters with the Parish.

  • Sunday, 23 June 2013
  • Sunday, 27 October 2013

Trading post

9:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays:

  • 7–8 June 2013
  • 19–20 July 2013
  • 30–31 August 2013
  • 4–5 October 2013
  • 22–23 November 2013

Set up is on the preceding Thursday at 1:00 pm. See Ministries page.

Nursing homes

Monthly services of Holy Communion are conducted at nursing homes within the parish. Although these are held at the nursing homes, any member of the community is welcome to attend.

  • St Raphael’s Home for the Aged: 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am
  • West Beach Nursing Ηome: 2nd Thursday of the month at 11:00 am
  • Serene Nursing Home: Upon request

For further information, please contact Fr William Deng.

Mothers’ Union, Australia

A dedicated group join together on the second Monday of each month to share in fellowship, hear guest speakers and support Anglicare and the Magdalene centre. Mothers’ Union, Lockleys work within the parish towards the Mothers’ Union, Australia principle aim:

The advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.

For further information, please contact Dawn White, 8443 7490.

Bible study

Central to our faith is the scriptures. This bible study gives an opportunity to explore the scriptures at a deeper level and how they are being lived out in our own day to day life. Bible studies are conducted throughout the year, please refer to Activities

For further information, please contact the parish office, 8351 8280.

Healing service

People often turned to Jesus for healing sometimes for themselves and sometimes for others. Jesus brought healing and peace by his words and by his touch. In this service prayers are said for healing and anointing with oil occurs. This occurs within the context of a specific Eucharistic liturgy with a focus on healing. Information brochure may be downloaded.

For further information, please contact Fr William Deng.

Trading post

The trading post operates on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm on seven occasions throughout the year. The trading post operates from the St Richard’s hall and offers a range of items from clothing, used furniture, tools, kitchen items through to just about anything for any room of the house. Donations of items for sale are always gratefully received.

For further information, please contact the parish office, 8351 8280.

St Richard’s bridge club

This social club operates fortnightly on a Wendesday afternoon from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm. No matter what your skill level is, you are welcome to come along and join us for a game.

For further information, please contact Dawn White, 8443 7490.

St Richard’s hall

Several community groups and organisations make use of St Richard's Hall to run activities on a regular basis; these include table tennis, dance groups and Greek welfare.

St Richard’s Hall is able to comfortably hold 100 people for a seated function, it is equipped with a kitchen, male, female and disabled toilets, and is accessible for people with disabilities. The hall is available for use at a nominal cost by organisations.

For further information, please contact the parish office, 8351 8280.


Jesus began his preaching and healing ministry by being baptised in the River Jordan. The vast majority of followers over the two thousand years since then have begun their Christian lives with baptism.

In the Anglican church, many people are baptised when they are babies; however, when people convert to Christianity as adults, they can receive an adult baptism. It is a ‘once and for all’ sacrament, it can not be redone or undone.

At baptism, the symbols of water (cleansing), oil (setting apart) and the candle (to shine as a light in the world) are used.

Baptisms take place during worship at St Richard’s 9:00 am Sunday service or outside worship in exceptional circumstances.

Frequently asked questions

What is a godparent?

A godparent is someone who, with the parents, makes promises to support and encourage the person being baptised in the Christian faith. The godparent, along with the parents of a baby or child, also makes promises on behalf of their Godchild.

What promises to godparents make?

The godparent promises on behalf of the godchild to turn to Christ, to repent of their sins, to reject all that is falseand unjust and renounce evil.

How many Godparents can we have?

There must be at least one godparent or sponsor. Three or four is the usual number.

Can I be baptised with my child?

Yes. Baptism of adults normally also includes confirmation. Please speak with Fr William Deng about this.

Is there a special requirement to be a godparent?

Godparents must be baptised. If you would like to ask someone who is not baptised to be a godparent, please talk with the priest about this.

More information

If you would like to make enquiries about baptism, please contact Fr William Deng.


Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God.

It is given that a man and woman grow together in love and trust, they shall be united with one another in heart, body and mind, as Christ is united with his bride, the Church.

Frequently asked questions

Can I be married at St Richard’s?

To be married at St Richard’s, at least one of the parties to the marriage must be Baptised.

If I (or my partner) is divorced, may we be married in the Anglican Church?

It is certainly possible to be married in the Anglican Church if you (or your partner) is divorced. To do so requires permission of the Archbishop and certain requirements met.

What do we have to complete to be married at St Richard's?

Couples who marry at St Richard’s will need to complete the usual government legal paperwork. The priest will also conduct marriage preparation with the couple as required.

More information

If you would like to make enquiries about being married at St Richard’s, please contact Fr William Deng.


The loss of a loved one is always a difficult time as we grieve and give thanks for the joy that that person has brought to our lives. As in baptism, we are made one in Christ, so too in death, we are joined with Christ in eternal life.

Several types of funeral services are available at St Richard’s or can be conducted by the parish priest at another location. These services follow the Anglican liturgy and are individualised in accordance to the deceased and/or family wishes.

Frequently asked questions

Do I or my loved one have to be a member of the Church to have a funeral service at St Richard’s or by its priest?

The Church is available for anyone wanting to have a Christian burial. The parish priest will conduct a Christian funeral service at other locations by arrangement.

Can I or my loved one be buried at St Richard’s?

No, however, there is a memorial garden available in which ashes can be placed and a plaque placed on the memorial wall.

Does St Richard’s have an area avaiable for a gathering afterwards?

Yes, St Richard’s has the hall or the garden area available to use. Catering can also be arranged through the parish.

Can I prearrange my funeral service?

The parish priest is more than happy to meet with you to make arrangements for your funeral service. This is often of enormous benefit to your family in a time of grief.

More information

For further information or to make arrangements or receive pastoral care at this time of grief, please contact Fr William Deng.

Parish office

PO Box 386

8351 8280

Parish locum priest

Fr William Deng

Church location

1 May Terrace