...Regular Sunday and Weekday Services
Worship in a variety of styles is offered at Christ Church, both on Sundays and throughout the week.
Lay parishioners are also actively involved in worship - as Scripture readers, singers, musicians and instrumentalists, as leaders of intercessions, altar servers, welcomers, ushers, as sidespersons and Communion Assistants. Behind the scenes our worship is supported by those who arrange the flowers, launder the altar linen, and arrange morning tea and coffee supplies... and many more. Lay contribution to worship is an important part of the lives of the congregations at Christ Church.
The Regular Services are listed below.
During special seasons - Advent-Christmas, January, Easter etc - be sure to check for alternate services, and times.
Sunday services include the following:
8am Eucharist - beginning with quiet reflective music, this service is a time for reflection and prayer.
9.30am Sung Eucharist - this service includes hymns and sung responses, supported by the organist and our small choir. The service is followed by refreshments, usually in the North Transcept.
9.30am CAFS (first Sunday each month) - on the first Sunday each month at 9.30am a Children's and Families' Service ('CAFS') is held - foot tapping songs, craft work, and bible stories in action. The service is for all families, parents and children, and is held in either the SchoolRoom or Parish Hall - depending on availability. After the CAFS service parents and children can come across to join in the Eucharist in the Church, and can share in morning refreshments with other parishioners in theNorth Transept. Everyone is welcome!
5.15pm Family Service (including Eucharist) - a less formal Eucharist with organ accompaniment and singing. (During the holiday period in January each year there is no 5.15pm service).
In addition, there are special services and celebration at various times throughout the year, to mark particular seasons or festivities in the church calendar - click on Seasonal Services in the navigation bar on thre left for more details.
Weekday Eucharist and Special Services
The Weekday Eucharists are an opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer to start or conclude the day, perhaps before going to work or to University, or just as part of your day. Why not make one of these services part of your week? Services during the week at Christ Church include:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am - Morning Prayer - please enter from the south-east door at the eastern/vicarage end of the Church.
Tuesdays at 7pm - Meditation Service - led by Fr Russell, this service is held in the Side Chapel (entry from the Side door at the eastern/Vicarage end of the Church). This service offers an opportunity for guided mediatation and prayer, and usually lasts about an hour.
Wednesdays at 8am and 10am - Eucharist
Healing Service - at 7.30pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (January excepted).
Everyone is welcome at these weekday services - just come along and see if this is something that meets your needs!
During the January holiday season, some of the weekday services are not held (details are announced at services, beforehand, and via this web page)- but the Wednesday 10am Eucharist continues throughout the year.
The Christ Church main door (facing west towards Moorabool Street) has three steps to enter, but the Southern Porch door (which opens mid way along the main body of the church) has a ramp and full wheelchair access (enter from the McKillop Street/southern side of the church). There is reserved parking for carers etc. alongside the church. The Parish Hall located to the north of the church building has full wheelchair access via a ramp from the adjacent car park. Toilet facilities (including facilities allowing disabled access) are available inside the church itself, and external toilets are located at the eastern end of the Parish Hall.
There is parking inside the church grounds (entry from McKillop Street) for all Sunday services, but parking in the church grounds is more limited during the week. Parking is available in adjacent streets but check local parking signs as generally parking restrictions apply, including at weekends