Marysville, which was ravaged by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, has a new Anglican Church
12 November 2017
On 7 February, 2009 a firestorm engulfed much of Victoria and destroyed, in particular, the townships of Kinglake and Marysville. Ninety per cent of Marysville was destroyed including two beautiful little churches, Christ Church at the northern end of the township, and the Catholic church of Our Lady of the Snows at the southern end. Only the Christ Church sign and cross survived. The Catholic Church brought in a temporary building which has been most generously shared with the Anglican congregation for some years.
A new Christ Church has now been completed and was handed over to the parish on Friday 13 October. It will be consecrated by the Bishop of Wangaratta, Bishop John Parkes, at 11am on Saturday 18 November. “The occasion is important because it is a symbol of resurrection both for the Church and for the people of Marysville,” said the Revd John Jessop, Vicar of Christ Church.