Welcome to Christ Church, Longford!

‘To build Christ’s Church and take God’s word to the people’

Revd James ‘Dub’ Gannon, Deanne and their three children moved to the parish of Longford/Perth in February 2020. It was a start with a difference with only having six Sunday services before having to suspend church services due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Revd Dub has a background in agriculture growing up on a mixed farm in the Riverina, NSW. After working in the agricultural industry for a number of years as an agricultural consultant he went to theological college to train for parish ministry. His first post was working as curate in the Church of England based in Essex, UK, and then working as a vicar of six small rural parishes also in the county of Essex. He came to develop a deep appreciation for all things British and loved the history and its beautiful countryside.

He is excited about living and ministering to the people in this rural part of Tasmania in Longford and Perth. Revd Dub is passionate about sharing the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ and to see people grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. If you would like to find out more about the Lord Jesus and what the bible has to say in our 21st century world, Revd Dub would love to hear from you. Please do get in contact through the contact details below.

Rector: Rev. James ‘Dub’ Gannon. Mob: 0431 880 295.  Email: rector@christchurchlongford.com.au

Secretary: Jenny Williams. Tel: 6391 2982.  Email: longford.anglican@bigpond.com. P.O.Box 100, Longford. 7301.

Jenny is at the parish office, 2a William St: Longford, every Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00noon.

Parish Council:

Chris Pullin (Rector’s warden), Peter Hoyle (Warden), Rosemary Chisholm (Synod rep.), Isabelle Bratton (Synod rep.), James McCormick, Martin Dumaresq.

Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.00pm in the parish hall.

(suspended until further notice)

Christianity Explored course:

Perhaps during this Pandemic, it has caused you to ask the question, What is life all about?

The church is offering to help you to explore this question from a Christian perspective. Please feel free to come to church as we will be open again on the 28th June onwards. You may have never been to a Sunday church service before or not been for years. That is OK you will be more than welcome.

There is also the option to explore this question of what life is all about by taking part in an online course called Christianity Explored from the comfort of your lounge room.

One can go online and watch seven sessions at your own pace on YouTube until the end of August. Please see the link to the online videos that are on YouTube below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP3m1c13vj0&list=PL8K9U7hDuYgoY52kja3qcZhmUUJz3QfV2

Alternatively, the rector of Christ Church, Longford will be running the seven-week Christianity Explored course online and will be available to answer any questions people have about God and his son Jesus along the way.

If you are interested in joining with the rector online it will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm starting on 30th June. If you would like to register interest on how to join the online course with the rector please get in touch with the parish office. By email (info@christchurchlongford.com.au) or by phoning the Parish Office (6391 2982) and leaving a message.

If you are not so online savvy there will be the option in September when the weather warms up a bit, the rector will run a Christianity Explored course for people to attend in person here in Longford. Details to be made known closer to the date.

Anglican Men’s Society and Men’s Breakfast: (Suspended until further notice)

AMS: First Wednesday  2.00pm

Men’s breakfast: First Saturday 7.00am.

Contact the parish office on 6391 2982.

Open Door: (Suspended until further notice)

Craft, conversation, coffee and cakes.

Thursday mornings 10am – 12.00noon

Church Sitting:

We would like to keep the church open for visitors on a daily basis. This necessarily involves two volunteers for two hours 10am – 12.00noon.  If you can give some time to the roster please contact the parish office.

Annual Fete:

Usually held mid-February.

Concerts:

Musical concerts are held on a semi-regular basis in Christ Church assisted by the excellent accoustics of the building.  These are advertised on the Concerts tab on this website.  Jenny Williams is the convener to contact on jennywill@bigpond.com