Welcome to Christ Church, a friendly neighbourhood Anglican parish in the wonderfully vibrant inner-Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The church is an oasis of quiet and beauty located right in the busy centre of Brunswick, just twenty minutes by tram to the north of the Melbourne CBD.
Worship is at the heart of life at Christ Church Brunswick, and all are welcome. The Eucharist is offered daily, and Sunday services include Sung Mass and Evening Prayer.
Christ Church is host to one of Brunswick's best-kept secrets: the Op Shop. The Christ Church Op Shop is open every week from Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00am-4.00pm. There is a wide variety of stock, including good-quality clothing, footwear, household goods, books, and bric-a-brac.
WORSHIP WITH CHRIST CHURCH THIS SUNDAY
8.00am Low Mass
10.00am Sung Mass
5.00pm Evening Prayer
Guest Preacher Sunday 1st May 2016
We are pleased to welcome as our guest preacher
The Reverend Dr Don Saines
Senior Tutor on Theology at Trinity College, Melbourne.
Celebrations in honour of Charles, king and martyr
A King and a Queen and Coronation chicken!
On Sunday 7 February 2016 one hundred and seventy people from all over Melbourne crammed in to a fairly warm Christ Church for Evensong to commemorate the life and death of Charles I, whose defence of the gift of Episcopacy and the encouragement of the catholic heart in the Church during the seventeenth century, led among other things to his death. Music reflected the occasion with settings to the Magnificat and Nunc Dimmitis by Henry Purcell.
For twenty five years it has been the tradition at Christ Church to follow the service with a lecture which commemorates the life of a much loved parishioner, Philip Harris.
This year the lecture was given by the Vicar of the parish, Bishop Lindsay Urwin OGS who was until September last year the Director of the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, England, a place of pilgrimage from the twelfth century.
The theme of the lecture was appropriately Devotion to Mary in the Anglican tradition. The text of the lecture and photos of the event will soon appear on this website.
At the conclusion of Evensong, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier blessed the new icon of the Annunciation which will live in the Lady chapel at Christ Church and become a focus for prayer and intercession.
In the midst of the crowd there were one archbishop, four bishops, a Russian orthodox deacon, numbers of Anglican clergy, the local catholic priest and several Uniting Church ministers, and a Salvation Army sister, perhaps underlining to vocation of Mary to point us all towards her Son, and so have us all looking in the same direction!
The garden around the church with its beautiful fountain, now open to the public during the daylight hours, was filled as the assembled congregation lingered afterwards enjoying the delights of Coronation chicken and a glass or two of wine.
It was a great evening!
Sung Mass is offered every Sunday at 10.00am. All are welcome!