...Our Regular Sunday and Weekday Services
We worship at Christ Church on Sundays and throughout the week, and our Vicar, supporting clergy and parishioners are all actively involved in worship.
Our Regular Services are listed below. During special seasons - Advent-Christmas, January, Easter etc - be sure to check for alternate services, and times.
Our regular Sunday services are -
8am Eucharist - a quieter service of reflection and prayer, to start the day and the week.....
10am Sung Eucharist - formerly held at 9.30am, this service time has changed to allow for health requirements to be met as the Parish recovers from the Covid 19 pandemic. Due to the Covid restrictions, the Service is generally said rather than sung, but the Christ Church Choir will sing when able to do so, and organist Winton Barry plays at the 10am service each week. Refreshments after services will NOT be offered until health regulations allow such gatherings.
CAFS (every Sunday, except in January) - the Children's and Families' Services ('CAFS') , usually held alongside the morning Eucharist, is not being held at present due to the health requirements consequent upon the Covid 19 pandemic.... but of course parents and children can always attend the 10am Eucharist. CAFS services will resume when the Parish Council determines that it is safe and permissable to begin again.
5.15pm Eucharist - a less formal Eucharist with some organ accompaniment. Again, no refreshments after the service are possible for the time being. (Note that during the holiday period in January each year there is no 5.15pm service).
In addition, there are special services and celebration at various times throughout the year, to mark particular seasons or festivities in the church calendar - click on What's happening now? in the menu for more details.
Weekday Eucharist and Special Services
The Weekday services are an opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer to start or conclude the day, perhaps before going to work or to University, or just as part of your day - just come along and see if this is something that meets your needs! Government health requirements post Covid 19 have been adopted for ALL the services listed below -
Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 8.30am - Morning Prayer - please enter from the south-east door at the eastern/vicarage end of the Church, or from whichever door is open and marked as the entry point.
Tuesday at 7pm and Wednesday at 8am - Meditation - led by Fr Russell, meditation is held in the Side Chapel (entry from the Side door at the eastern/Vicarage end of the Church) - it is an an opportunity for guided mediatation and prayer, and usually last about an hour.
Wednesdays at 10am - Eucharist
Healing Service - at 7.30pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (January excepted).
Everyone is welcome at these weekday services. During the January holiday season, some of the weekday services are not held (details are announced at services, beforehand, and via this web page) - but the Wednesday 10am Eucharist continues throughout the year.
access to the church & its buildings - the Christ Church main door (facing west towards Moorabool Street) has three steps to enter, but the Southern Porch door (which opens mid way along the main body of the church) has a ramp and full wheelchair access (enter from the McKillop Street/southern side of the church). There is reserved parking for carers etc. alongside the church. The Parish Hall located to the north of the church building has full wheelchair access via a ramp from the adjacent car park. Toilet facilities (including facilities allowing disabled access) are available inside the church itself, and external toilets are located at the eastern end of the Parish Hall.
There is parking inside the church grounds (entry from McKillop Street) for all Sunday services, but parking in the church grounds is more limited during the week. Parking is available in adjacent streets but check local parking signs as generally parking restrictions apply, including at weekends.
Updated 19th February 2021 /pas
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