WHO WE ARE
Moranbah Anglican Church is an evangelical parish in the Diocese of Central Queensland. We worship together at Sunday at 10am except for the last Sunday of the month at 5pm. Our service runs until approximately 11am and is followed by morning tea in the hall. Twice a term we hold Messy Church services, which are fun mixture of music, movement, craft, drama, and more as an interactive introduction to church to children or the young at heart. Keep an eye on our homepage or Facebook page for details.
In addition to our worship services, our parish runs an op-shop in Bacon Lane that stocks quality clothing, homewares, and books. We also host a morning tea for preschool aged children on Wednesday mornings during term time.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth has been made Lord and King of the whole world, that his death and resurrection achieves forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God, and that all who trust in this message are called to a life of radical love for God and our neighbours. We are committed to sharing this message and inviting everyone to join us in the community of faith.
We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that through it God speaks directly to us, and that it is the infallible guide for our faith.
Our worship is a mixture of the old and the new. At our Sunday service we will typically sing a mixture of contemporary songs and hymns, read from both the Old and New Testament, hear God's Word explained so we can understand and apply it, and pray for our world and our community. We have a Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month at which everyone is welcome to participate.
We are a church that welcomes everyone, particularly families with young children. We're not a church that views children as a "disruption" or "distraction" from worship, but as Jesus taught us - the ones to whom the Kingdom of Heaven belong. Our Sunday School program runs in school term time during our Sunday service.
We are a church with a lot going on. See our "Ministries" page for more details.
Rev Luke Collings has been ministering at Moranbah since October 2017. Before coming to Moranbah he served in the parishes of Rosemeadow, Revesby, and West Lindfield in the Diocese of Sydney. Between 2014 and 2017 Luke also had a role in the Partnership Development team of Anglicare Sydney helping local parishes be more involved in Christian Care initiatives in their community. He has also done two mission trips to Malawi with African Enterprise to teach theological subjects to church leaders from remote communities. Luke (finally) completed his Masters thesis in modern theology in 2019.
In his spare time Luke enjoys playing music (mostly guitar and banjo), cooking, relaxing with a good book, watching and playing cricket, and time at the pool with his family. When he's on holidays you can usually find him at a good surfing beach. Since coming to Moranbah he has taken up jiu jitsu and has been an active competitor in local tournaments.
Luke is married to Julia and they have three children - Bede, Tabitha, and Silas.