What we are for...

We are *for* the deep love that God has for the world and for every one of us that inhabits it, revealed in Jesus Christ. This love outshines and eclipses all prejudice and hatred. This love changes our hearts, if we allow it. This love accepts all people, no matter who we are, where we are from, what colour our skin is, what language we speak, our status in life, or what sexual orientation we may identify with. Echoing this love, we celebrate with all Australians for whom the‘yes’ decision in the plebiscite on same-sex marriage is a happy outcome, while affirming and respecting the right of those who voted against it to have that opinion. We now call on politicians of all parties to act responsibly by implementing sensible and reasonable legislation respecting that clear decision as soon as possible.

Among those who attend this church, some have voted ‘yes', and others have voted ‘no’. This means that respectful dialogue is the winner, for we continue to love and respect each other regardless of our position on marriage. For us, Christianity is about what we are‘for', not what we are‘against' - and we are‘for’ that which should be the mark of Christians everywhere, the loving-kindness we have for each other, our neighbours and ourselves. We pray that all who have no hope may find it, and that all who suffer may find a compassionate response among those around them.


Spiritual Direction

Spirituality is about connectedness and meaning - it affects us all, whether we attend a church or not. There are times in our lives when we need to tell somebody else about how things are for us, somebody who is truly present and listening deeply, and maybe able to ask us to notice something we have missed. Spiritual Direction is about being heard, and not about being told what to do!Find out more...


About Parkdale Church of Christ

Parkdale Church of Christ is a small church made up of people of many different sorts, but united in that we have all responded to Jesus’ call in our own way, are learning more from him, and what this means for us in the midst of everyday life. Some of us are traditional, some are contemplative, some are charismatic, some are conservative, some are progressive, some are activists, some prefer reflection - and none of us is perfect, and we live in a world that is not perfect, but nevertheless good. Together, so far as we are able, we hold God and our neighbours in our hearts. Learn more...


Parkdale Church of Christ 2012-17 —A community of faith, hope and compassion.