Worship with christ church this week
8.00am Low Mass
10.00am High Mass
5.00pm Evening Prayer
Bishop LINDSAY URWIN OGS to be the next Vicar of Christ Church Brunswick
The sixteenth incumbent of the Parish of Christ Church Brunswick will be the Right Reverend Lindsay Goodall Urwin OGS, who is currently the Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham – an ancient English place of pilgrimage in the Diocese of Norwich.
Bishop Lindsay has a deeply pastoral heart, a discipline of prayer, and a warm, engaging personality. He is keen to explore ideas and is a natural teacher with an evangelistic passion for the Gospel.
He is an Australian who was originally selected for the Diocese of Melbourne but trained and was ordained in England where he has had his whole ministry to date. He has been a parish priest in the diocese of Southwark, was appointed as diocesan missioner in Chichester and then as Area bishop of Horsham in that diocese. Since 2009 he has been the administrator at Walsingham.
It is expected that while his primary role will be as Vicar of Brunswick, Bp Urwin will also exercise his episcope within the diocese at the request of the Archbishop. He will have a particular concern for the Anglican schools.
Bp Urwin is a professed member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, an international Anglican Order of priests and lay brothers, and will join the Australian province of the Community. He has five siblings, one of whom, Kate Prowd, is a Melbourne priest. A brother, Michael, is the retired headmaster of BrightonGrammar School and is a lay member of Archbishop in Council. Another sister, Julia, lives in the United States and he has two other brothers, Timothy and Justin, in business in Melbourne. Bp Lindsay is 59, just two years older than the average age of all Melbourne vicars.
Bp Lindsay Urwin will be inducted to the parish by Archbishop Freier on Tuesday 15 September at 7.00pm, within the octave of the one hundred and fifty-eighth anniversary of the dedication of Christ Church in 1857.
The parish members of the Incumbency Committee have much appreciated the prayerful support of parishioners and friends of Christ Church over the past few months.
Ken Courtis Mary Harris Colin Reilly
Parish representatives Christ Church Brunswick Incumbency Committee
Low Sunday, 12 April 2015
Christ Church runs a family play space which has singing, drawing, reading and games for children from toddler to pre-school age on Mondays 11am - 2pm.
It's a fun morning with singing, drawing, dancing and playing games with Colette. Colette has experience with children and has a working with Children Check.
Come in for a coffee for the parents whilst your child plays in a safe and affirming environment.
THE OP SHOP
The Christ Church Op Shop opened in 1977, and offers a wide range of stock including men's, women's and children's clothing, homewares, CDs, DVDs, bric a brac, small furniture, books and much more. The Op Shop is one of Brunswick's great treasure-troves, and offers quality second hand goods at highly competitive prices. Stock is constantly being renewed, so be sure to visit regularly for the best range.
The Op Shop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, except on public holidays.
Funds generated through the Op Shop go to the support of various local, national and international charities and community groups.
Donating to the Op Shop
Donations are always welcome. To donate goods to the Op Shop, please leave bags in the garage to the right of the Bardin Centre (go through the double gates between the hall and the vicarage)
The Op Shop is not able to accept any electrical goods unless they are brand-new and in unopened packaging.
Donations of small furniture are welcome.
Please note that the Op Shop does not collect goods. Transport of all donations is the responsibility of the donor.
As a courtesy to the parish and to all who use the Bardin Centre, rubbish dumping is not welcome. If you are found dumping rubbish you may be liable to prosecution under local government regulations.
Contact the Op Shop