Celebrating baptism, confirmation, marriage and life in Christ Church Beechworth and St Jude's Eldorado.
Baptism is the symbolic washing of a person with water. It is an outward sign of God’s inward gift of forgiveness to a person for the wrong in their life, and a new, eternal life that God gives freely to all who put their trust in Jesus.
Children are baptised in response to God’s all-embracing love. Parents and godparents who have responded to that love bring children for baptism and make the promises on behalf of the child.
When you are ready to arrange your baptism, or the baptism of your child, please come to one of our services and speak with our clergy.
Confirmation is one important way by which Christians affirm their faith. It enables those baptised as a child, when promises were made for them by their parents and godparents, to confirm their faith for themselves.
Christ Church Beechworth and St Jude's Eldorado are beautiful and historic buildings in which couples can marry. A marriage celebrated with us will follow the liturgy of the Anglican Church of Australia.
Our clergy can talk with you about choosing our churches for your wedding and help you prepare for this commitment and the ceremony itself. They will discuss with both of you the form of the service, your responsibilities to each other, legal requirements, music and other arrangements.
At Christ Church and St Jude's we regularly celebrate the lives of those who have died, in the hope that funerals and memorial services may help the beginning of healing the wounds of grief. We do so in the belief in God, the source and giver of life.
God’s good news proclaims Jesus Christ to be our living Lord, who laid down his life for us. He knew death, yet triumphed over it, drawing its sting, and was raised by God to new life. Christians affirm the presence of the Spirit of Christ, who helps us in our weakness. Yet we, with all mortals, still face death. Those who put their trust in Christ share the sufferings of their Lord, even in the midst of God’s love and care.
Funerals and memorial services proclaim hope in the face of death: Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of our own. Please contact our clergy to talk about arranging a funeral in our churches.