|Musicians from the Christ Church Vienna Gala Concert|
The musicians performing were Margit Urbanetz Vig (violin and Viola d'Amore), Jack Ridley (piano), Johanna Cabili-Reuss (soprano, accompanied by Rié Capek-Suzuki) and Stephen Chaundy (tenor, accompanied by Antoinette Van Zabner). Jack is also Christ Church's director of music and Johanna sings in the choir.
|Archdeacon Patrick Curran with ordinand from Christ Church, Mr Mike Waltner|
In recent years the parish has produced two ordinands who will be ordained in English dioceses this Petertide. Another, Mike Waltner, is presently studying at the Eastern Regional Ministry Course while he continues to work at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, an international organisation based in Vienna.
The newly elected Church Council is working on the results of a congregation-wide survey related to the life of the parish and its mission. Several priority areas are emerging related to ministry and leadership resources, financial planning, addressing the needs of the younger generation, enhancing the inclusive life of the congregation, worship, increasing social opportunities for members and improving communications.
In the area of outreach, in 2013 - 2014, the Church supported an impressive number of charities such as the Austrian Bible Society, various Child Protections Centres in Austria, the Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Austria, Churches in India and emergency relief in the Philippines. This year, a new project is being added: support a feeding programme in the city for recently released prisoners.
|Members of the Vienna Church Council considering a report on one of the parish priorities|