About Christ Church

A family being welcomed at the front door

We seek to be hospitable, welcoming and accepting

Welcome!

Christ Church is a community of people who are growing in our faith as Christians and seeking to let Jesus transform our lives as we worship and serve together.

We are an Anglican church (even if we don't look much like one), sharing the historic Christian belief that through Jesus our broken relationships - with God and with each other - can be restored.

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The kitchen team in action at a Summer Drop-in

We've thought a lot about our purpose in being here. What are the things that really matter to us? Some of the answers are on our Vision and Values page. We aim to demonstrate those values and to learn together how to live out our faith in everyday life.

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Working together to make a collage on Good Friday

There's more information about us in an introductory booklet in our entrance hall, and you're always welcome to contact us if you have any specific queries.

Ways to meet us

Our Sunday services are informal and, as far as we can make them, accessible to visitors (as are all our events). Also recommended are the monthly Messy Church, which is especially suitable for families, and Coffee Mates on Friday mornings.

Applause from the congregation

Welcoming a new family member in baptism

Ways to follow us

Our notice sheets and sermon recordings are available for download. Both are usually produced weekly.

There's more news on our Facebook page.

People

Decorating the cross outside our building with flowers at Easter

Many hands... lots of people are involved in different ways at Christ Church

Our former vicar, Geoff Lanham, moved on in July 2019 after 10 years' service at Christ Church.

The Ministry Team is currently managing the running of the church. We are grateful for our lay readers, retired clergy, staff members and others who preach, lead services, manage our facilities and lead in specific areas of church life.

A separate Vacancy Team is leading the process of appointing a new vicar.

More than ever, Christ Church is a place where everyone can be involved. A huge number of volunteers offer their skills to serve in practical ways, many of them in teams which makes the tasks more enjoyable and easier to learn.

Above all, we value people for who they are rather than what they do, and this is a place where friendship and relationship go hand in hand with committed service.

Our story

A colour leaflet announcing our new name

The latest news... from 2004

Christ Church dates back to 2008, when our present building was opened. Or possibly to 2004, when it became an independent parish within the Church of England. Maybe to 1977, when regular Sunday services began in the previous building. Or perhaps even to 1928, when that building was opened as a church hall.

Those are some of the key dates, but what really count are the decisions made by people with vision and commitment in former decades, and God working through all that time to bring about the community we know today.

There's more information on the Our Story page.

Giving and finance

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The above link tells you how you can help Christ Church when shopping online, for no extra cost

Christ Church is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. There's some information about where we get our money from, and how we use it, on our Giving and finance page. We see giving of both time and money as part of a whole-life Christian commitment.

For more detail about our finances, pick up a leaflet from the church entrance hall which explains ways in which members can make regular contributions if they wish to.

Policies and procedures

The documents listed below are all available for download in PDF format.

Privacy Notice (May 2018)
How we collect and process personal data (GDPR compliant)
Room hire policy (March 2018)
Safeguarding policy (March 2017)
How we protect vulnerable adults and children