About Our Church
St Mary's is presently under the patrionage of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba and is guided by Parish Priest Father George Saad, who has done so since 2004.
Our history is rich and proud, starting in 1985, with services being celebrated out of a community hall in Granville. Following this, in 1987, our congregation shifted its worship to St Rafael's Church in Merrylands. It wasn't until 1991 that our present Mays Hill grounds were purchased and consecrated by the late Bishop Gibran Ramlawey, with the first Liturgy being celebrated in the current Church Hall in 1994. Following an intricate and extensive construction project, the year 1999 saw the celebration of the first Holy Friday in our Church, with the official consecration of the Church taking place shortly thereafter in the year 2000 by current Archbishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Paul Saliba.
Our community is a strong one, and the Church is continually developing and growing as a group. Some objectives of St Marys Antiochian Orthodox Church, Mays Hill include:
- Guiding its members to union with God through education, stewardship and almsgiving
- To promote and to enthusiastically put into action the benevolent, economic, educational, material, moral, ritual, social, and spiritual requirements of Christ as found in holy tradition of the Holy Antiochian Orthodox Church
- To be faithful stewards of God’s creation through the devotion of time, talents and treasure entrusted to us by God.