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Christ Church

Thank you for visiting our website - You are very welcome! We hope you will find plenty of helpful information here. We have updated the site with details about how our church and it's activities are currently affected by the COVID-19 virus, and how we can support those who need help in our community during the emergency.

We are a group of ordinary people who believe that church is a great place to make friends and experience God together. We are a family who believe that church should not only be great fun but also a place where lives are radically transformed. 
 

What’s On

Upcoming Events

Sun 16 Aug 2020 9:30am – 10:30am
Sun 16 Aug 2020 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Wed 19 Aug 2020 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Thu 20 Aug 2020 7:30pm – 8:30pm
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 10am, before the service begins. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

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COVID-19 Period Updates


July 2020
Whilst Government guidance has been revised to allow certain activities to take place in church buildings, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
 
So, whilst Christ Church is not yet open for Sunday services or any group gatherings/meetings, we are pleased to announce that we are open weekly as follows for private prayer:
 
THURSDAY 11AM TO 12.30PM
SUNDAY 2PM - 4PM
 
We ask that anyone attending ensures that the following social distancing is observed;
- Please maintain 2m distance between you and others in the building
- Please sit at least 2 pews apart from those outside your family group
- Please follow the entry and exit signs
- Please leave pew doors open and avoid touching surfaces where possible
- It you wish to talk with others, please could we ask that you do so outside the building.

With regards to any church members (or indeed any member of the public) who need assistance during the continued lockdown period and are in particular difficulty should contact us via the form below, and we will see what we can do.
 

COVID-19 Period Help Request

If you are self-isolating and we can help you with any of the following please get in touch;
– Deliver shopping (arrangements to be made for payment, or we can collect orders)
– Pick up parcels or deliver post
– Arrange a phone call to keep you company
– To pray for you and your loved ones

Please fill in the form below, message us on Facebook or contact Rev'd Stuart on 07514 782389, and we will contact you to see what we can do:







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