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
Click here for our location
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.
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
CHRIST CHURCH ESSENDON OP SHOP
Op Shop reopens Tues 19th January 2021
Open 10am to 1pm Tuesday to Saturday (COVID-19 hours)
Everything will be half price for 2 weeks to Saturday 30th January
Special Book Fair on Saturday 30th January 10am to 1pm
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
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
Check out our Children’s page for our policy on our “Child Safe organisation policy”
ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH ESSENDON
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.
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.
8am SUNDAY EUCHARIST
9.30am SUNDAY SUNG EUCHARIST followed by morning tea
10am WEDNESDAY EUCHARIST
Morning and Evening Prayer is said each day. See Fr John for details.
The Parish Priest, Fr John, is available for baptisms, weddings, confession and other services by appointment
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