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IMG_5108NEXT SUNDAY December 17th  Advent 3IMG_5108

8 a.m. Low Mass with homily  (Book of Common Prayer)

10 a.m. SUNG MASS   Celebrant : Bishop Lindsay Urwin

Preacher : Amy Gullickson

Meet Up @ 5 in the vicarage

MEET UP @ 5   A great way to prepare for Christmas….

The Advent series of Meet Ups will take place on Sundays @ 5 in the vicarage exploring ‘the three comings of Christ’:

The third in the series of three takes place on Sunday:

December 17th  :  Bishop Paul  and Robyn White on ‘Christ will come again’

The evenings begin with a time of worship, followed by a talk, then discussion, then supper.

The vicarage is next door to the church on Glenlyon Road.

Why not join us?


TUESDAY DECEMBER 19th   6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

 Carols by the fountain and all that JAZZ!

For all the family….featuring Brunswick’s own Rogues Choir and well know jazz singer Michelle Nicolle and friends.

Sausage sizzle and Father Christmas (and an elf or two!!)

CHRISTMAS EVE  @ 4.30 p.m.

Kid in the Crib   an informal telling of the Christmas story  STARRING local boy Matthias Raja as baby Jesus.  Kids come in your favourite costume! followed by mince pies and shaved ice…

Carols @ 11 p.m. followed by Midnight Mass at 11.30 p.m.


Mass @ 8 a.m.

Mass with Carols @ 10 a.m.

Well known Australian jazz singer Michelle Nicolle has agreed to be at the heart of our

Michelle does her stuff at our 'local', the Brunswick Green every Thursday night...

Michelle does her stuff at our ‘local’, the Brunswick Green every Thursday night…

Christmas Carols and Jazz celebrations on Tuesday, December 19th. This, along with our ‘Kid in the Crib’ on Christmas Eve is our major outreach event. Michelle will bring other musicians with her and the Brunswick Rogues choir will also feature. Father Christmas and a free sausage sizzle will make for a great mix!

…and for more good news about life at Christ Church click on our NEWS and EVENTS page.

If you would like to talk to Bishop Lindsay about the Christian faith and life, then send him an email to arrange a time!


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IMG_4536Bishop Lindsay Urwin, parish priest at Christ Church, writes:

We are delighted to welcome you to the Christ Church website. Of course, if you are interested in who we are and the person we worship, then certainly the best way is to ‘come and see’, the great invitation made by Jesus himself to his early followers.

Like any relationship there is a sort of preliminary risk. When people are attracted to each other, if the relationship is to develop they have to sort of act as if they are in love before they are in the hope that they will be. (You may have to read that sentence again!) It’s the same with the Lord.

I remember many years ago taking a large group of English young people to stay with the religious community at Taize in France. Thousands of young people make pilgrimage there each summer, many of them unsure about commitment to Christ, and even less sure about their need of the Church. The invitation of the Brothers of the Community is simply to come and live as if the Christian faith is true for a few days and see what you make of it; sing the songs; pray the prayers; meet to talk; study the Bible; come to the Eucharist. No one is pressed about what they believe, but they are asked to be respectful and open hearted. In other words, try it and see!

Here at Christ Church we want to issue the same invitation.

We are a growing community, but there is plenty of room to welcome you!

At the heart of our life are three loves, though they are very connected. First of all our love for the God who first loves us; the God who made us out of love and for love. This love we believe has and is shown above all by Jesus, whom we, with so many millions call the ‘Christ’, a word which means the ‘chosen one’ who reveals, or better, ‘puts flesh’ on God’s purpose and hopes for the world.  The second love is the love of ‘neighbour’, and, following the teachings of Jesus our ‘neighbour’ means anybody who turns up or is around the next corner. And the third? A love of ourselves. Jesus says it’s the measure of how much we are to love our neighbours. For many, learning to truly love ourselves as the Lord loves us is the toughest journey.

To live life loving like this has an attractive simplicity about it, but it’s a challenge!

So the Church is a community of love helping to create a civilisation of love. If you make a decision to ‘come and see’ at Christ Church it is our hope and our intention that you will indeed experience some of that love.

Best wishes,

Lindsay Urwin OGS

CHRIST CHURCH      Open all hours……

Christ Church and the fountain garden are open throughout the day to allow any passing by to ‘come and see’, explore the building, to make use of it to sit and reflect and to pray, or just for a bit of peace!


The church garden with its attractive fountain provides a restful space in the midst of busy Brunswick.

The icon of the Annunciation in the Lady chapel is a particular place for prayer and prayer requests can be left there.

The church and garden are generally open by 7 a.m. and closes after Evening prayers at 6 p.m.