SUNDAY 28th MARCH:
PASSION / PALM SUNDAY
& beginning of Holy Week
8am Eucharist & Blessing of Palm Crosses
9.30am Sung Eucharist & Blessing of Palm
7pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS
WEDNESDAY 31st MARCH
10.00am Requiem Mass in the Memorial
THURSDAY 1st APRIL:
8pm Sung Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper,
foot washing & stripping of the Altar.
Prayer Vigil until 10pm – Watch of Passion
FRIDAY 2nd APRIL: GOOD FRIDAY
9.30am Liturgy of the Passion &
Proclamation of the Cross
SATURDAY 3rd APRIL:
8pm Eucharist of the Resurrection
SUNDAY 4th APRIL:
8am Eucharist of the Resurrection
9.30am Sung Eucharist of the Resurrection
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, and include cleaning between services
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
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
The Parish Priest, is available for baptisms, weddings, confession and other services by appointment
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