With the easing of restrictions in late 2021, regular Sunday and weekday worship services resumed although with some restrictions remaining - see details below. Please also check the "What's on now?" section of the main menu for any additional changes and announcements regarding our worship and church activities at Christ Church.
We are required to follow all Government and Diocesan requirements - so that we and the wider community continue to stay safe.
...what are the changes?
The changes below are neccessary to meet the Government and Diocesan health requirements, so that we and our whole community stay as safe and well as possible. Some of the changes may be further relaxed with time, but as of 25th February 2022 please be aware of the following -
THERE IS NO NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION STATUS AT ANY SERVICES OR PARISH MEETINGS - ALL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.
there is no longer any requirement to use the QR code to check in for services or church meetings. Use of the QR code is now ONLY required for refreshments or meals in church premises and, to enable this, the church QR code is displayed in the coffee area and at the church entry;
MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED AT ANY CHURCH SERVICES or CHURCH MEETINGS, other than for those serving refreshments. (Of course, you can still wear your mask if you feel more comfortable doing so);
anyone who has recently visited or been in any of the various locations identfied as INFECTION HOT SPOTS by DHHS - the specific details of which are announced by Government from time to time and are listed on this site https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid19-restriction-checker/hotspots-and-case-locations/vic - anyone who has been to any of these sites on the designated dates/times is asked to not attend church services but to isolate until cleared by medical testing - this is for the safety of all;
Hand sanitisers will be available at the church door and should be used by all those attending, on arrival and on leaving the church;
social distancing should be maintained before, during and after ALL services, including during the actual Eucharist itself; the Greeting of the Peace should not include any physical contact with others at the church - an acknowledgement with clasped hands, a wave or a slight bow is sufficient (and safer!);
there is NO numerical attendance limit for ANY services or parish meetings.
refreshments will ONLY be served inside the church if Government directives permit and social distancing can be maintained.
These restrictions are necessary and required if we are to stay safe and if our worship in church is to continue.... and it is worshipping together that is the important thing!
... and as Diocesan and Government directions change, and as some of the few remaining restrictions listed above can be lessened or removed, then ourVicar and the Parish Council will announce further changes.
....and we will continue to worship together as a faith community!
Updated 23rd February 2022