Our 10am Euchartist and 4:30pm evensong on Sundays take place in the sanctuary where the high altar is located.
Behind the Altar is the reredos. After World War I a reredos was offered as a memorial to those who had died. It was destroyed in the 1960 fire. The present reredos is known as the ‘Peace Reredos’. The reredos’ valance features 16 panels carved by James McCullough. The five on the left and the five on the right portray the seasons of the church year. The four above the centre panel portray the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The ‘spires’ of the reredos connect the wood panelling and the stained glass. The ‘quadra foil’ tracery of the spires combines a basic Christian design of symbol of the four gospels and the cross. This is also featured in the design of the main spire of the church, a feature of Victoria’s skyline. Above all flies the dove of peace. The brass cross was saved from the fire.
All the east windows were created by Hugh Powell (1920-1994).
The window directly above the high alter portrays the major life events of Jesus.
The left shows:
The middle shows:
The right shows:
The window on the left of the high alter shows the major prophets of the Old Testament (Moses, Elijah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Malachi, Micah, Elisha, Ezekiel, Zachariah) fortelling the coming of the Messiah.
On the right of the high alter, it shows the fulfillment of the prophecies in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is reading a portion of Isaiah (see Luke 4:18).