We have re-engaged our Sunday services. 9am Sunday we have a traditional Anglican prayer book service with Holy Communion on a fortnightly basis. 10:30am Sunday we have a contemporary service. Other aspects of church life are beginning to recommence and if you have any questions we encourage to contact the church office (03 5482 1105).
Prayer Book & Psalms Project
We are blessed during this time to have two great resources that will form the backbone of worship in this new era. These are the Prayer Book and the Psalms Project. At the beginning of last year, we handed out copies of the Prayer Book for Australia (if you have not received a prayer book and would like access to one, please phone the church office). In the Prayer Book, there are services for Morning and Evening Prayer and we’ll be encouraging and equipping you to use them at home, in small groups and even over the phone. At Christ Church we’ve also got the Psalms Project, our commitment to read one Psalm together a day. It may be that this is the season for us to dive deeper into the Psalms as a church!
Weddings, Funeral and Ordinations
These will still be able to take place, so long as they adhere to government requirements.
At this time, we have hit pause on mainly music, Sing for Joy and Guild & Friends. Recently, our Parish Op Shop has opened again, but in a different location for the time being. Currently, the Op Shop is located in the Hall on the High Street side of the church.
One of the challenges through this time is that many of the church’s fixed costs will continue, while income from the Op Shop and opportunities for people to give at church will be reduced. We encourage people to give electronically where possible. For those who can’t set this up, we ask that you set aside your regular giving each week and either arrange to drop it off at the church on a regular basis or hang onto it until regular services can resume.
This will be a time for us to actually draw closer together as a community. Should you need any support or encouragement, please feel free to phone a member of the ministry team or call the church office to organise a pastoral visit. We’re always happy to talk and pray with you.