Special & Seasonal Services

................... ..... this season at Christ Church

Come and Worship with us! You will be very welcome!

Christ Church is on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop Streets in Geelong - follow the links from the menu at the left of this page to find out more about the Parish.















.... looking towards Easter ...

With Ash Wednesday (6th April) the season of Lent has begun, and so we move towards one of the most special times in the Christian calendar - Holy Week and Easter. This special part of the Church year will be celebrated with services through Holy Week as outlined below -

Holy Week -

Monday 15th April - the Stations of the Cross from 7.30pm

Tuesday 16th April - Eucharist at 6.30pm followed by Meditation at 7.30pm

Wednesday 17th April - Meditation at 8am (Chapel); Eucharist 10am &6.30pm (Note there is no Healing Service on this day)

Thursday 18th April - Eucharist and Washing of the Feet at 7.30pm

Good Friday 19th April - Eucharist at 9.30am - the Liturgy; the Reading of the Passion; the Great Intercession; the Veneration of the Cross; the Receiving of Holy Communion

Saturday 20th April - Easter Vigil from 7.30pm - the Lighting of the Pascal Candle; The Prophesies; Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows; the First Eucharist of Easter

Easter Day Sunday 21st April - Eucharist 8am and 9.30am (Note there is NO 5.15pm service on Easter Day)

During these weeks of Lent the Sunday 8am and 9.30am Eucharist services continue, as does the Wednesday Eucharist at 9.30am, and other weekday services (see the menu on the left), except for the changes mentioned above..

Writing in the Parish Press on Sunday 10th February 2019, Fr Russell commented -

"How often do we cut God out of our lives because we forget that we are part of God? As God's children we cannot possibly be separated from Him, and yet our feeling of unworthiness... holds us back. It often takes the touch of an angel either earthly or heavenly to ... awaken our realisation that we belong to God and God belongs to us....... If we fall short it's because we have been unable to see Christ in our journey. We have to develop the understanding that God is in every part of our journey, not just at the end.... God shares our journey, our sufferings and our joys, and His invitation is to enter deeply into His infinite joys and everlasting life...."

During the Lenten season there are weekly bible study groups meeting on various days and times, details of which are available at the Sunday services or via the Parish Office. The Parish Book Group has choosen the books it will be reading and discussing for the coming months , and is meeting regularly - if you'd like to join this group just speak to Fr Russell.

Looking ahead as the year unfolds....

On a social note, Parish Film Nites are continuing throughout 2019- on the second Monday of each month; the Parish Social Club is also meeting monthly; and

As with previous years, the Parish is again selling Entertainment Books for 2019-2020.  The cost is unchanged at $60 per Book, of which $12 comes back to Christ Church funds.  The Entertainment Books will be available from Sunday 31 March at the 8am and 9.30am services, or contact Gai via the Parish Office.

Details of these and all the other happenings around the Parish are available from the Parish Office or at our regular services.

... and you can also look at the weekly Parish Press or contact the Parish Office for more details of all happenings across the Parish.



updated 25th March 2019
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