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), James McCormick (Warden), Diana Howard (Warden), Rosemary Chisholm (Synod rep.), Isabelle Bratton (Synod rep.), Robyn Bishop.

Parish Council now meets on the second Monday of every other month at 7.15pm in the parish hall.

Christianity Explored course:

May I introduce myself. My name is Revd James ‘Dub’ Gannon and I am the Rector of Christ Church (the big church in the centre of Longford). I started in February and not long after that we all found ourselves in new uncharted territory due to COVID.

We are of course in a new norm. Perhaps at this time it may have caused you to reassess and ask the question, “One life. What is it all about?”

I am going to run a course called Christianity Explored (CE) which will answer this question. The CE course is an informal and relaxed seven-week course. It is for anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life. It is completely free.

You don’t need to know anything about the Bible, and you won’t be asked to pray or sing. You can ask any question you like or you can just sit and listen. CE is a place for you to explore what life is all about. It might just be the best news you have ever heard. If you would like to get a taster of what the course is about you can check it out on the following website:

www.christianityexplored.org

The course will run over seven weeks on Tuesday evenings. The course will kick off on Tuesday 13th October at the Christ Church parish hall, 2a William Street, Longford @ 7.30pm. I look forward to seeing you there. There will be a supper served at the end.

Revd James ‘Dub’ Gannon
Rector