Good Friday 2024 ecumenical activities


City Churches in Action (MCCIA) – Good Friday ‘Ecumenical Way of the Cross’
Stations route beginning 10 am
1. St Francis’ Church, 326 Lonsdale Street, cnr Elizabeth St
2. In the garden of St Francis’ Church, cnr Elizabeth & Little Lonsdale Sts (led by the Welsh Church and St Verena and St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox congregation)
3. CrossCulture Church of Christ, cnr Swanston & Little Lonsdale Sts
4. Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale Street
5. St Peter’s Eastern Hill, Cnr Gisborne & Albert Sts
6. St Patrick’s Cathedral, cnr Gisborne & Albert Sts
7. St Patrick’s Cathedral, adjacent the main entrance, Cathedral Place
8. German Lutheran Trinity Church, 22 Parliament Place
9. St Michael’s Uniting Church, 120 Collins Street
10. Scots Church, 156 Collins Street
11. Collins Street Baptist Church, 174 Collins Street
12. St Paul’s Cathedral, Swanston Street entrance (led by Holy Trinity Anglican Church East Melbourne)
13. St Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street entrance
14. Easter Morning: St John’s Southgate, 20 City Road, Southbank (near Arts Centre)
Contact:; 0418 996 468
Booklet can be downloaded from here

The Canterbury Council of Churches will host Stations of the Cross, to be held on Good Friday at 12 noon at the Highfield Oval (corner of Highfield and Riversdale Roads, Canterbury). Those gathered walk around the oval stopping for a prayer and Bible reading as the events of Good Friday are re-enacted. This is followed by an Easter Egg hunt for young children. The adults share a hot cross bun. The unaccompanied singing is lead by the local Tongan congregation [Balwyn Road Canterbury, Uniting Church]. 

The Canterbury Council of Churches includes the following churches:
St Paul’s Anglican Church
Highfield Road Uniting Church
St Dominic’s Catholic Church
Canterbury Uniting Church
Canterbury Baptist Church
East Camberwell Baptist Church
St. Dunstans Anglican Church
St Filoteea Romanian Orthodox
St Vasilios Greek Orthodox Parish Brunswick

Ecumenical walk for Good Friday in Yarraville – starting at St Augustine’s (Catholic) on Somerville Road, walking to Pilgrim UC Yarraville, and then to Westgate Baptist Church.

Ecumenical: Stations of the Cross – Werribee
People of St Andrew’s Catholic Parish, St Thomas’ Anglican Church, St Steven’s Karen congregation and our Werribee Uniting Church will participate in the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday morning, starting at 11 am, at the piazza opposite Wolf on Watton, and proceeding to St Andrew’s on Grieve St North, followed by hot cross buns and coffee.

St Kilda
An ecumenical service at Sacred heart Catholic Church, 87 Grey St, St Kilda. 

Ashburton Uniting and Ashburton Baptist
Annual ecumenical service at 9.30am

Good Friday in Frankston …. The Road to the Cross
(Frankston Ministers Network contact; website; Facebook; list of churches)

Good Friday in Frankston attracts well over 3000 people. It is held on the Frankston Foreshore and is a wonderful family day with lots of activities for children and their parents. 
Each year more than 40 actors perform the story of Easter at the Frankston foreshore in a special ‘mobile theatre’ event on Good Friday. The free performance rolls out at a number of different foreshore locations, beginning at the Frankston Pier at 11am, and includes an interactive children’s discovery walk.
Activities continue after the performance with live music, hot food and coffee, as well as free children’s entertainment that includes a jumping castle, petting zoo, face-painting and crafts. The event is part of Frankston’s traditional Good Friday Festival, which is hosted each year by the Churches of Frankston.
Mass baptisms – in 2024, 180+ registered to be baptised as part of the event on Good Friday.
The family friendly event typically draws 1000’s of people to the Frankston Waterfront and is open to everyone to attend – Those coming are encouraged to bring a Hot Cross bun to share as part of the festivities.
Frankston City Council continues to support the Good Friday Festival through its Community Event Grants program each year and it is now one of the largest events of its kind in Australia!