Welcome

You will receive a warm welcome at St. Christopher’s Church. Children are especially welcome and there are toys, books and activities for them to use at the rear of the church either during or after the service.          
 
Gluten free wafers are available for Communion, if you require these please speak to the service leader. We invite you to stay for light refreshments and a chat following the 9.30am service.
 
 
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Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

The Venerable Braden Short

Our spiritual leader, and Archdeacon, Braden was priested in 1995 with a B.Ed from Curtin & a B.Div from Murdoch, also a M.Soc. Sci from ECU. Braden was Chaplain at Swanleigh, & St. Georges College UWA, before becoming Archbishop’s Chaplain, & Chair of Examining Chaplains in our diocese. After becoming Diocesan Registrar, Braden became Chaplain of All Saints College, and went on to become Acting Principal there. Braden has been Assistant Priest of Applecross, Priest-in-charge of East Perth & also of Riverton and adjoining parishes, and is currently on the board of Amana Living.  As our territorial Archdeacon, Braden is based in Church House, Level 5 at 3 Pier St., Perth, and lives on Wollaston College Campus in Mt Claremont.  
 
Archdeacon Braden is currently on sick leave.  We ask that parishioners continue to pray for Braden, asking that God will sustain, renew and restore him to full health.  Please respect the fact that Braden and his family need their privacy at this time, and that contact is only made through our Secretary, Churchwardens or Lay Pastoral Ministers if required.
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Ann Boyer, Church Warden and Liturgical Assistant.
Ann has a degree in Marine Biology and has taught first year Biology at UWA as well as teaching in two country District High Schools. She later went on to be a Zoo teacher and Demonstrator at UWA and taught Religious Studies from Year 1 to Year 12 at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School for 18 years. She has been married for 48 years and is a mother of two with three grandchildren. Now retired, Ann is a volunteer co-ordinator for Read Write Now and is a Synod Rep. and much valued Warden and LA at St Christopher’s.

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Elaine Embleton, Church Warden and Lay Pastoral Minister.
Elaine has been a member of St. Christopher’s since 1988, she spent some time living in Canberra and finally retired to Perth in 2003 and she has been an active member of the Parish Council ever since. Her heart for Pastoral Care was instrumental in her becoming a Lay Pastoral Minister and this role enables her to share her love for liturgy particularly with those unable to attend church. Elaine is looking forward to growth and New Life within the church here in City Beach.
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Joy Campbell, Parish Secretary and Lay Pastoral Minister.

Joy has worshipped at St Christopher’s for more than twenty years and has happily held the position of Church Secretary for the last ten years. Joy worked as a volunteer at Sonshine FM CareLine and is currently now a volunteer at Bethesda Hospital Palliative Care Unit – caring for those facing terminal illness. She has attended various Church workshops, attended Cursillo as a participant and later as a team leader and has recently received her license as Lay Pastoral Minister. Her interests are playing bridge with her friends, golf at Lake Karrinyup and involvement with six lively grandchildren. Joy has been married to Kevin for 50 years…
 

Roy Hodgson, Church Warden and Liturgical Assistant

Roy is a God-fearing man who loves the Lord.  
Roy has been worshipping at St.Christopher’s since 1985.