Christ Church Hamilton
Saturday 6.00 pm Vigil Eucharist
Sunday 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
Weekday Timetable at Christ Church:
8.30 am Morning Prayer (Monday to Saturday)
10.00 am Holy Eucharist (Wednesday)
5.00 pm Evening Prayer (Monday to Friday)
An historic place of worship on 'Church Hill'
The present Church building is the second to be built on this sight. The Foundation Stone was laid on 29th November 1876 by the Right Reverend +Samuel Thornton, first Bishop of Ballarat. The Rector of the Parish at the time was the famous Diocesan Archdeacon, the Venerable Theodore C B Stretch. The completed building was opened for public worship on Sunday 18th August 1878. The Hamilton Spectator of the day said that it "saw the opening of the finest church that has yet been erected in the Western District, an edifice that, should nothing unforeseen occur, be a prominent landmark for many years to come; the grandest example of architectural skill that our town possesses, and as one of which the inhabitants of Hamilton feel justly proud."
Sitting on top of a hill across the road from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, these two churches with their matching spires are a significant landmark in Hamilton giving rise to the name Church Hill.