Patronal Festival celebrating 180 yrs.

On Christ the King Sunday 20 Nov 2016 Christ Church celebrated 180 yrs of service to the community of Russell. High lights were the piece of weaving created by the congregation at the time of intercession and the guest speaker Prof. Lineham.

The piece of weaving holding the prayers of the people

The piece of weaving holding the prayers of the people

Peter Lineham spoke of the significance of Christ Church in the progress of Christianity in the new colony. A meal followed with Peter Lineham cutting the cake to celebrate the 180yrs.

Fund Raising Concert

Violin virtuoso Murray van Hoorn performing at Christ Church

Violin virtuoso Murray van Hoorn performing at Christ Church

The violin virtuoso Murray van Hoorn gave a superb performance along with story teller Keith Levy at a fund raising concert on 12 Nov at Christ Church. The evening began and concluded with delicious canapes and dessert prepared by Mary Wyatt.

Winter Quiz Luncheon September 2015

The winning team

The winning team

Maggie Sales and Heather Lindauer prepared a challenging and enjoyable quiz enjoyed by 9 teams of 4 parishioners and friends. The winning team of Jenny and Alan Trethowen and Rosamund and David Scoffham received the prestigious Golden Fish trophy. A delicious continuous lunch kept the brain cells nourished and the consensus was that it was a very happy occasion with moments of controversy over the correct answers to keep the proceedings lively.