Worship with christ church this week
8.00am Low Mass
10.00am High Mass
5.00pm Evening Prayer
12.00pm on the second sunday of the month
The family service lasts around forty minutes, and includes Godly Play, song and Eucharist.
All are welcome, including children of all ages.
The next family service will be on Sunday 13 September 2015
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