The prayer below was especially used during Lent, but remains one for use throughout the year -
Perhaps the highlight of 2018 for the Christ Church Parish occurred on Sunday 7th October when the Parish celebrated its 175th Anniversary! Christ Church is the oldest Anglican Church still in continuous use on it's original site, in Victoria!
.... and to mark this special occasion, a Thanksgiving Eucharist was held with Archbishop Philip Freier being the Celebrant and Preacher. More than 200 parishioners, former parishioners and friends came together to join in this joyful celebration, and joined in morning tea afterwards when there was also the opportunity to see many of the Parish historic records, photographs and memorabilia. Photos from the service along with music and a recording of ABp Freier's address are available on this web page, so you can listen to ABp Freier's address again and re-hear some of the music from the service, including the Toccata by Widor played as a celebratory Postlude by Organist Winton Barry - just follow the links at left to "Recent Celebrations" for all the photos and recordings. An article about this celebration also appeared in the November edition of the Melbourne Anglican, and other photos will be included in the December edition of the Chronicle.
Looking ahead as the year unfolds....
on Sunday 4th November we celebrated All Saints/All Souls Day at Christ Church, and services on that day included particlar pareyers and thanksgivings for those especially remembered in the Memorial Book.
on Sunday 18th November the Annual Parish Meeting will be held, immediately following the 9.30am service (APM start time not before 10.45am). This is a really important meeting, not only to elect the incoming Parish Council for 2018-19, but also to hear reports of the past year and the plans for the coming one. The 9.30am Eucharist will be the ONLY service at Christ Church on this day.
the Parish Patronal Festival (Christ the King) is on Sunday 25th November, with a luncheon for all the parish from 11.30am following the usual Sunday morning services. Folloowing the , unch, a concert will be presented at 1pm by Miango Children's Choir followed by the Senior Gospel Group from Hoppers Crossing (where Rev. Glenn Buijs is Priest-in-Charge) - all very welcome!
Child and Family Services (CAFS) are held on the first Sunday of each month (excepting in January) throughout the year - so the coming CAFS services are on 2nd December, with also a special Christmas Eve CAFS service on Monday 24th December.
The Parish Film nights - for everyone! - continue with the last one for 2018 being on Monday 12th November at 7.15pm in the St Mary's Theatrette - watch the Parish press for more details.
The Christ Church Social Club will hold its final 2018 get together on Saturday 24th November with a pre-Christmas dinner at 6pm at Brunenzo's Pizzeria and Pasta on the Bellarine Highway. Everyone is welcome, but bookings are essential by Sunday 18th November - the list is on the Crossing Table in the church.
See the weekly Parish Press or contact the Parish Office for more details of all these happenings across the Parish.
updated 12th November 2018
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