Christ Church Essendon

 Please pray for an end to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

CONTACTS:

Phone: (03) 9379 2770

Email: frgeoki@gmail.com

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 celebrated 130 years of worshipping God in this community

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

In 2020 our original church turned 130 years old

In 2020 our current church turned 100 years old 

Click here for our location
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NEWS:

Following the retirement of Fr John Mathes at the end of January 2021 the Parish has been looking and praying for a new Parish Priest.

Now the Archbishop has appointed a new vicar to Christ Church.

The new vicar’s name is Father George Kirreh. Bishop Genieve Blackwell will commission him as Priest-in-Charge here on Thursday 2 December at 7pm.

Fr George joins us most recently from the parish of St Luke’s in Adelaide, where he has been Parish Priest since 2016.

Fr George was born in Jerusalem, and moved to Greece to study at university.  From there he moved to Adelaide in 1994. He undertook theological training at the Adelaide College of Divinity, and was ordained a Deacon at St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide in 2007 and as a Priest at St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem. Since then, he has held ministry roles in parishes overseas in Jerusalem and Jordan, as well as Murray Bridge and Adelaide in South Australia.

Fr George met his wife Faten while studying in Greece, and they have three adult children.

We look forward to welcoming them on the 2nd of December.

Until then, Bishop Paul White is the Locum Priest.  Bishop Paul can be contacted on  (03)9379 2770  or  locumpaulwhite@iinet.net.au

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COVID 19 COMMITTEE & RE-OPENING
Fr John formed a Covid 19 committee made up of 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 Department and Diocese. Check-in is mandatory.

Wednesday Eucharist is still 10am

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

The Parish Priest, is available for baptisms,  weddings, confession and other services by appointment

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