We bid visitors a hearty welcome. We are delighted to share the joy of the gospel with you.
Church Service Times
Church services are conducted at 9.30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. every Sunday in the Church building.
Location of Church Building: 318 Lake Road, Champion Lakes, Western Australia 6111
Please see the map at the bottom of the page for our location.
Minister details and address for correspondence
A call has been extended to Rev. A Souman from Willoughby Heights in Canada, and on 3 April 2016 he advised he has accepted this call. With his wife and children, Rev. Souman arrived in Perth on 17 November 2016. He was installed as minister in Kelmscott on 4 December 2016.
We would be happy to answer any further questions which you might have about the Free Reformed Church of Kelmscott.
You can write mail to: PO Box 186, Kelmscott WA 6991.
Order of Church Service
A typical Order of Church Service is as follows:
1. Salutation (note a)
2. Congregational Singing
3. Ten Commandments (AM) / Confession of Faith (PM)
4. Congregational Singing
6. Scripture Reading & Text
8. Congregational Singing
9. Offertory (note b)
10. Congregational Singing
12. Congregational Singing
13. Benediction (note c)
The congregation normally stand for items 1, 2, 12 and 13.
Note a. The salutation consists of the following words spoken by the minister. First a confession or votum: Our help is in the Name of the Lord who made heaven and earth, Amen from Psalm 124 and then a greeting or saluation from 1 Corinthians 1 (or other text): Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Note b. During the offertory collection bags are passed through the congregation to receive monetary gifts for causes such as support of the needy, support of mission work, theological college etc. Donations are voluntary, according to each persons position.
Note c. For the benediction or blessing, the following words from 2 Corinthians 13 are spoken by the minister: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all, Amen. An alternative text may also be used.
Bible and Book of praise
During the church service, Scripture readings will be from the New King James version (NKJV), though you can read along in another reliable version if you wish.
Our church uses the Book of Praise for all worship songs in the church service. The Book of Praise contains a rhymed version of the Psalms to the Genevan tunes, a selection of Hymns, a copy of our confessions and various forms for special occasions.
The book of praise is published and copyrighted by the "Standing Committee for the Publication of the Book of Praise" from the Canadian Reformed Churches. Their website is at http://www.bookofpraise.ca/index.html. We currently use the 2014 version as from the beginning of 2017. Copies of the Book of Praise are available at the Pro Ecclesia Bookshop. Visitors are welcome to borrow a Bible and Book of Praise - please ask someone in the foyer as you walk in.
For further reading please see our resource section of the website