Welcome to Christ Church
Our Vision: We are a community of people which is open to all, following Christ, making his presence known in the breaking of the bread and in everything that we speak about, stand for and do.
Our Mission: To be disciples sharing the awareness of God's love in word and action with the community of Brunswick and further afield.
Our Values: We are an Anglican Anglo-Catholic community that brings God’s word and sacraments to the people of Brunswick and surrounds. We are an inclusive and outward looking church that lives and teaches the faith, providing a focal point for worship using traditional and modern liturgies including the Book of Common Prayer (1928) and A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA). We are a congregation that is caring and accepting of all people. Everybody is welcome at Christ Church.
CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR
Christ Church is always on the lookout for new singers. We are a good quality SATB choir which sings a wide range of sacred music, featuring Renaissance masses and motets, through to 21st century works, some written specifically for the choir of Christ Church Brunswick. The main choir sings every Sunday throughout the year, except in January. There are extra services at Easter and Christmas. Absence is by negotiation with the Director of Music. Membership is by audition.
For festivals, such as Easter Day, Dedication Festival, All Saints and Christmas, we occasionally have instruments as part of the celebration.
Choral Scholarships are available for those choristers who are studying at secondary or university level. These are paid quarterly pro rata by direct deposit.
We are looking at starting a training choir for those singers who wish to improve their abilities, particularly in the area of sight-singing and voice production. This choir, when ready, will sing a service, say, once a month, thereby sharing the responsibilities. As singers in the training choir get better, they can move up to the main choir and, therefore, be eligible for scholarship.
THE OP SHOP
The Op Shop is a significant service of Christ Church. The Op Shop services the people of Brunswick and beyond, where you can come in and browse good quality second-hand goods in a friendly and relaxed environment. We are one of the cheapest Op Shops in Melbourne.
The Op Shop donates to various charities both here and abroad. Christ Church Brunswick is one of the biggest donators to charities in the Diocese of Melbourne.
The Op Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am - 4pm, except public holidays.
We sell clothes, cutlery, crockery, books, CDs, DVDs, nick-nacks and small furniture. You can donate to the Op Shop by leaving bags in the garage to the right of the Bardin Centre in through the double gates. Please note: due to safety regulations, we can NOT accept electrical goods unless they are brand new and we can only take small furniture. We do not pick up goods. Rubbish dumpers will be prosecuted.
Christ Church runs a family play space which has singing, drawing, reading and games for children from toddler to pre-school age on Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm.
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.