... our Indigenous Acknowledgment-
We at Christ Church acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and in particular the Wauthaurong people, as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which this Church and its buildings now stand. We acknowledge our gratitude that we share this land today, our sorrow for the costs of that sharing, and our hope that we can move towards a place of justice and partnership together, and can worship as one.....
... drawing upon the words of Garry Worete Deverall (Traloolway man, Anglican Priest, and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in Indigenous Theologies at the University of Divinity in Melbourne) our hope is that we will say together -
"Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit....... Blessed be God's country, now and for ever.
The earth is God's and everything in it, the cosmos and all who find their home therein; for God founded it upon the oceans, and caused it to grow in the midst of the waters.....
It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you praise, most high God, for by the resurrection of your Son from the dead you have made all things new, things in heaven and things on earth. Now your dwelling-place is forever with us, this frail flesh, this faithless humanity. Beacause you love us you have thrown your lot in with us forever. In Christ, you are irrevocably our God and we are always and forever your people. Christ came singing a song of redemption. What you intended he accomplished. Now all who cry out in grief or pain may look forward to a bright future with hope, when every tear will be wiped away and every broken heart comforted...."
(Garry Worrete Deverell "Gondwana Theology - a Trawloolway man reflects on Christian Faith", Morning Star Publishing, 2018, .pp 75-76, 126)
... our Mission & Vision
Christ Church seeks to be a centre for the worship of God, providing strength and assistance for all who enter, and enabling God's love in Christ to reach out to the community and to the world in which we live.
Our parish is an Anglican parish within the Diocese of Melbourne, and offers a variety of worship and spiritual opportunities to people, all with the purpose of enabling those within and around the parish to place Christ in the centre of their lives. It is not our mission that we serve, but God's.... it is not our purpose to serve our own agendas, but it is our agenda to serve Christ.
the core values at the centre of who aee are
To love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbours as ourselves.
and.... To hold Christ at the centre of all our being.
To achieve our mission of making the Word of God fully known in Christ Church we have identified six main areas of focus:
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