Through Thomas William Tyzack our family has a permanent connection with Christ Church in Essendon, Melbourne.
Family historian Bruce Tyzack tells us “Thomas and family worshipped at Christ Church, the Anglican church in Essendon which commenced services in a temporary building in Mount Alexander Road on 22nd June 1890. By 1892 there was a permanent church erected on the site and large enough to require a number of people to be responsible for the administration and organization of the growing congregation. On the 14th January 1892 Thomas Tyzack was appointed as one of eight guardians of the church as well as becoming both Secretary and Treasurer.”
The Parish Priest, Rev’d Fr John R Mathes ssc has alerted us: “Next Sunday is Founders Day (21st August) at Christ Church Essendon and I want to mention Thomas in my homily.”
Any family member will be most welcome to attend this service in the Anglican Christ Church; 1 Marco Polo St, Essendon VIC 3040 (cnr with Mt Alexander Road) from 9.30 am – 10.30 am. More information is available from the priest on 0417 407 768.
In addition, on the morning of Sunday 9th October our family has been invited to attend a regular religious service at the Anglican Christ Church; 1 Marco Polo St, Essendon VIC 3040 (cnr with Mt Alexander Road) from 9.30 am – 10.30 am; morning tea has been offered to us after the service. The Parish Minister plans to remember our ancestors in his prayers during the service. We will have the opportunity to look at the boards recognising Thomas’s contribution to the church, plus the commemoration plaques for service in World War 1 naming Thomas Oswald Tyzack and Leonard Victor Tyzack, sons of Thomas William.
To travel to the church you can choose to take tram number 59 heading for Airport West from Flinders Street Station. This travels along Mt Alexander Rd and passes the church – runs about every half an hour on Sunday mornings and takes approx. half an hour. Alternatively take a taxi or private car. The Glenbervie train station is located a number of blocks from the Church requiring a walk of a just over a km.