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 that welcomes all.
We are multi-cultural and inclusive
We are wheel chair friendly.
PARISH ANNUAL MEETING 2019
SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019
9 am PARISH EUCHARIST (No 8 am or 9.30 am Eucharist)
10 am COFFEE 10.45 am ANNUAL MEETING
12.15 pm LUNCH at The Anglers Tavern 2 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong
All reports and financial statements for all groups in the parish are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or given to Fr John by Sunday 10th November 2019 to be put in the Annual Report booklet
Nominations for Parish Council (4 to be elected); Wardens (2 to be elected), Incumbency Committee (2 to be elected) are to be given to Fr John by Sunday 17th November 2019
General Business agenda Items are to be given to Fr John by Sunday 17th November 2019
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
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
We are holding a teddy bear’s picnic on Sunday 10th November 2-3pm in the Parish Centre for baptismal families to gather and also for young families with pre-school age children who would like to connect with our church. For more information please talk to Rev’d Cathy on 0400 687 771
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
CHRIST CHURCH CRAFT GROUP have vacancies and room for new members to join their craft activities – please see the craft page for more information on the group and when they meet and come along and check them out…
Check out our Children’s page for our policy on our “Child Safe organisation policy” Also we have updated our MESSY CHURCH page for 2019.
We have recently updated many pages – check out information on the parish and the resources…
CHRIST CHURCH PLAYGROUP
A play group for mothers (dads or grandparents) and preschool children has started on Wednesdays 10.30am to 12noon during the School Term in the Parish Hall – enter via path in Marco Polo Street Essendon – all welcome
A playgroup for children 2 and under is also operating on Fridays 11am to 12.30pm during School term – enter via the door near the Op Shop.
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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