OUR BUILDINGS REMAIN CLOSED
– we’ve gone virtual –
After discussion following the Victorian Premier announcements regarding restrictions, the advice remains, “if you can stay home, remain home,” with one additional reason for movement outside of the home. You may now move for five reasons: food, medical care, exercise, compassionate care, or to see family or friends (in small groups). Public worship does not fall into those categories and we love all our members, many of whom are in vulnerable categories during this pandemic. In an abundance of love and caution, we will review again following future updates from the Victorian government.
We will be streaming our services via Facebook Live. Find us @melbwelshchurch on Facebook. Recorded services will be placed on the MEDIA page of this website
Sundays 11 am : English language service. We offer Communion on the first Sunday of every month at this service.
On the second and last Sunday of the month we hold a Welsh language service at 2:30pm. Te bach (tea) will resume once we re-open our doors.
last Sundays: Ecumenical Lutheran service 5pm. We offer Communion at this service.
Needless to say everyone is welcome to all our services. We have an open communion table at the Melbourne Welsh Church and all are invited to partake in the elements. If you have any questions please contact the ministry team.
Everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) is welcome.
It is our hope to keep our families and friends safe during this strange stretch. As such, the Elders have decided that it is most prudent to close the buildings and suspend gatherings.
That said – we have some ideas. Hopefully they’ll pan out well, even with the learning curve. We will use Facebook a lot, like our training wheels, as we learn how to navigate virtual reality. We’ll check in daily, we’ll still have Bible Fellowship, we may even have some new things. We want to hear from you, it’s a two way street, but we ARE church. This community is strong and resilient and we’ve got this.
If you need to hear from a minister or Elder, please drop us a note or let us know.
At least twice a year we hold a Gymanfa Ganu (a singing festival), a service of song in which we sing hymns to the Glory of God in both English and Welsh. To find out when our next Gymanfa Ganu is please see the up coming events page.
Were not perfect
The above information changes very rarely. We try to keep up and get the important stuff front and center, however that occasionally does not happen.
For changes, or adjustments to the calendar, please see the calendar on the right or the up coming events page.
OUR CHURCH’S STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
We are all children of God. Melbourne Welsh Church is committed to ministering to children, young people, and adults by providing an environment that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe. Melbourne Welsh Church is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all people and will endeavour to provide a safe and supportive environment for children, young people, and adult by the following safeguarding measures: Recruitment processes (screening, selection, interviews, etc.), Working with Children Check, Training, Induction, Supervision and Reviews. The following values reflect the culture that we are all committed to providing and promoting within Melbourne Welsh Church; Due diligence, Integrity, Duty of Care, Transparency, Inclusivity, Respect, Teamwork.