Christ Church Essendon

 

Welcome to the web page of the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Essendon, in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

We are a traditional Anglo-Catholic Parish.

We are a growing, friendly church who welcomes all.

We are multi-cultural and inclusive

We are wheel chair friendly. 

In 2020 we celebrate 130 years of worshipping God in this community

In 2020 we celebrate 130 years of supporting the local community of Essendon

In 2020 our original church is 130 years old

In 2020 our current church is 100 years old 

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NEWS:
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Fr John has retired from the Parish as of the beginning of February 2021.

Bishop Paul White is the Locum Priest.  Bishop Paul can be contacted on 0412 681 062  or  locumpaulwhite@iinet.net.au

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COVID 19 COMMITTEE & RE-OPENING
Fr John has formed a Covid 19 committee made up of himself, Bill Howard and Margaret Elsey to look at what the Diocese, Health Department and Work Safe are saying. Policies and plans for re-opening of the Church, Op Shop, hire of hall and children’s ministry are in place with permission from the Diocese Parish Council. To re-open we need to implement these polices with the Government approval. Please be aware there is a lot of work happening behind the scenes working towards a safe reopening.
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RE-OPENING FOR EUCHARISTS WITH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS BEING LIFTED

The Government and Diocese are changing the rules on a regular basis and it is difficult to keep up – here is latest update

Sunday Eucharists are 8am and 9.30am

These services will be following COVID-19safe procedures recommended by the Health Dept and Diocese.and include cleaning between services

Wednesday is still 10am

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NEW CHOIR MEMBERS

The Parish is looking for new members for our Choir. Previous choir experience is helpful but anyone who wants to sing is also welcome. Choir practice is Sunday morning at 9am for the 9.30am Sung Eucharist. The choir also sings for other services during the year. For more information please talk to our Priest Fr John 0417 407 768
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MISSION ACTION PLAN – PARISH STRATEGIC MISSION PLAN
During January and February 2019 the Parish discussed at great length strategies and directions for the next 5 years. A copy of the Strategic Plan is found on the FRESH EXPRESSIONS PAGE
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Check out our Children’s page for our policy on our “Child Safe organisation policy”
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ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH ESSENDON

 MISSION STATEMENT

We are disciples of Jesus who are seeking to love God, and our neighbour.

We are committed to being God focussed,  Jesus centred and Spirit led.

We are determined to build up the Kingdom of God and renew our Church.

VISION STATEMENT 

 We commit ourselves:
To listen to God.
To be nourished by God’s word and sacraments.
To meet together to pray and worship   God.
To use the gifts God has given us.
To explore our faith and spirituality.
To link into and serve the local community.
To  continue to strengthen and build up our Church.
To care for our environment.
To care for those in need.
To support family life.

SERVICE TIMES

8am SUNDAY EUCHARIST
9.30am SUNDAY SUNG EUCHARIST followed by morning tea

10am WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST

Morning and Evening Prayer is said each day. See The Parish Priest for details.
The Parish Priest, is available for baptisms,  weddings, confession and other services by appointment

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WE ARE ALSO ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/essendonanglican