Our Vicar Fr Lankiri Thaba, together with the the Ministry team and congregation, welcome you to this week in the Anglican Parish of Christ Church in Geelong.
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the Eucharist for Advent Sunday (3rd December 2023) - this recording (24:08) was taken from the 8am Eucharist,when Fr Lankiri was the Celebrant and Preacher on this the first Sunday of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season. The recording includes the Readings, the Gospel, and Fr Lankiri's Reflections on
the December edition of the quarterly Chronicle is available at services from Sunday 3rd December, and includes news of happenings across the Parish, and about our coming Christmas Celebrations.
the season of Advent has begun, and our Christmas Celebrations are only a few weeks away, and this year will be -
Sunday 10th December at 7.30pm - Christmal Carol Service - the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Christmas Eve (24th December) - 1030pm - Midnight Mass beginning at 10.30pm.
Christmas Day -Eucharist 8am and 10am.
In November the High and Holy Days to be celebrated include T homas, Apostle and Martyr (21st December) and (of course!) Christmas Day - the Birth of our Lord (25th December). There is more about these and other Saints and Holy Days for this month here (the Saints and Holy Days are updated every month). St Andrew's Day on 30th November this year was especially significant as it also marked the 60th Anniversary of the Ordination of our beloved Associate Priest Fr John Howells.
For the weekend of 9-10 December in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are especially praying for St Luke's Anglican Church in Vermont (Peter MacPherson, Mark Simon); for Anglicare Australia (Bp Chris Jones, Chair; Kasy Chambers, Exec Director); for Korowa Anglican Girls' School (Helen Carmody, Principal; Kirsten Winkett, Chaplain); for the Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus, Vermont South (Victor Fan, Changying Wang); for Church Schools & Church Kindergartens; for the Diocesan Provincial Council; for St John The Baptist Lilydale – pastoral visit (Abp Philip Freier); for the Tamil Christian Congregation of Victoria Christmas Service – Anglican Parish of St Stephen and St Mary Mt Waverley (Abp Philip Freier); and for The Church of Pakistan (United) - Bishop Azad Marshall. You can see the full Cycle of Prayer for the coming weeks here.
you can also watch/listen to earlier sermons and services - including special services and commemorations such as Fr Lankir..i's Installation and Commissioning Service in July 2023, and the Eucharist in October 2023 celebrating the 180th Anniversary of the Laying of our Foundation Stone - just click here . A service (or part of a service) is recorded on most Sundays.
our Covid response - mask wearing is optional but is still strongly encouraged. Details of our Covid responses can be found here.
from this page you can use the links to read the weekly Parish Notices and Announcements (found in the Service Booklet each week, and usually mentioned towards the end of each Sunday service), the most recent Chronicle (published by the Parish in March, June, September and December), and the most recent Melbourne Anglican Magazine (published monthly by the Diocese).
Christ Church is on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop Streets in Geelong, and is usually open for private time or prayer every weekday from 12noon until 2pm. You can find out more about the Parish from the links on the home page.
updated 6th December 2023
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