Welcome to all of you
Welcome to those of you who believe.
Welcome to those of you who do not believe.
Welcome to those of you who do not know what to believe.
Welcome to those of you who believe in another way.
Welcome to those of you who are too hurt to believe anything.
You are all welcome.
Acknowledgement of the Original Custodians of the land on which our two worship and ministry centres stand and on which we gather. The Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Alliance.
We pay respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and to any Torres Straight and Islander people who may be accessing out website.
Becoming one congregation
Prior to 2013, St. Albans and St. Andrew’s were two individual Congregations sharing the one minister. Becoming a single Congregation with a shared minister , was a gradual process.
With good will, and good intentions towards having a future ‘together’, St. Albans and St. Andrew’s Church Councils initially met together to discuss mutual issues, and then separated to consider their own, more locally based concerns. Both Congregations had had previous experience of being in partnership with at least one other Congregation. Two services each Sunday, one in each worship centre , was gradually replaced with one service each Sunday. The worship centres were used month about, to ensure continuity for each community.
In 2013, the St. Albans Congregation, and St. Andrew’s Congregation formally became the St. Albans – St. Andrew’s Congregation, Geelong. There is one Church Council, and a combined Elders group, all of whom share in ministry with the minister in placement.