Children & Families

Anglican Parish of Christ Church Essendon warmly welcomes all families & children.

We are a child safe Church

Essendon Anglican Child Safe Policy 2019

Essendon Anglican Child Safe Code of Conduct 2019
Dio Melb Business Services Bulletin March 2018 – Child Safe
Dio Melb Child Safety Policy
Dio Melb Child Safe Code of Conduct

Children and Family Minister
Rev’d Cathy Turnbull      0400687771

Messy Church 2017

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”      –    Matthew 19:14


The Kidz Zone is run during the 9.30am service and has activities which are done at the back of the church in a new area allocated for children and family. Children remain within the body of the church during the service and participate in activities based on the theme of the day. All children are encouraged to go to approach the altar for a blessing during communion time. Following the service all gather in the Church Hall with light refreshments and fellowship.There is someone rostered on each week so that parents can participate in the worship service and focus on their prayers and the liturgy. The children remain with the congregation during the service so you will always be able to look back and see how your children are going.


Messy Church is usually held on the second Sunday of the month for families – Please see the Messy Church page on this web site under the “Groups” tab for more information…

A new play group for mothers (dads or grandparents) and preschool children has started on Wednesdays 10.30 am to 12 noon during the School term in the Parish Hall – enter via path in Marco Polo Street Essendon – all welcome