We look UP to God, IN towards each other and OUT to a world in need.
House Groups give us the chance to get to know a small group of people better and enable us to ask questions and actively take part in studying the Bible, praying and worshipping God, all of which help us to grow in our faith.
- They also offer pastoral support and different ways of reaching out to others.
- Each group has a different style so hopefully you will find one that suits you.
- We would also be interested to hear from those who wish to host or lead a group!
Mondays – Term Time @ 10am in Church
- Contact Catherine Mortimer
Thursdays @ 1.30pm in Church
- Contact Deb Gibson
Tuesdays – first and third of the month @ 8pm
Due to re-start in 2023 (tbc)
- Contact Janet White
Come along to the church on a Tuesday, 1-4.30pm, for light lunches, a tea/coffee and/or a selection of pastries and soups. A quiet area is available for study, with laptops and internet access, and also a craft area for younger children.
Activities for Children & Young People
Christ Church offers a full range of activities for children and young people. Our full-time Youth Pastor, Lynne, provides pastoral support to our young people and works in schools for the good of the local community. Alongside Lynne, we have a large team of trained volunteers adhering to Child Protection guidelines. We offer the following:
Christ Church Toddler group, for ages birth to 4 years, meets in the Church Centre on Tuesdays during term-time:
Session One – 9.15-10.45am
Session Two – 11.00-12.30pm
A popular group where parents and carers can have a chat and a cup of tea/coffee while their toddlers play.
£1.50 and includes a hot drink and pastry for you and a snack for your toddler. (Session One)
£2 which includes a hot drink and a lunch for you and lunch for your toddler. (Session Two).
A crèche with toys will be available during the 10am Sunday service (in the carpeted room in the ‘Church Centre’, attached to the church building) so that parents have the option to drop their little one off at the start of the service or bring the child out and stay with them if they prefer. A live TV link to the church service is provided.
If you can help with running the creche on a rota basis, please contact the church office.
The first Sunday of the month and throughout the summer, church services are ‘All-age’ so if you want to try Christ Church as a family, that is a good time to stay and see what happens.
JAM (Jesus and Me)
This is our Sunday morning group for school years R to 6. It starts at 10am and finishes at around 11.30am. (Children leave to go to their groups during the first part of the 10am church service.)
Activities include games, crafts, songs, drama – all aimed at having fun and learning about Jesus!
If you want, you can drop your children off and collect them after church or stay at the service and enjoy Sunday morning worship.
Our Sunday morning group for secondary school children, Footfinders (there is a long story behind this name – just ask!) offers a varied programme and enables young people to express their views and develop their own understanding while having fun and enjoying friendships.
Youth Club is our mid-week youth group for school years 6-8.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, term-time, 6.15 – 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
Tuck shop suspended due to Covid (£1 tuck limit).
The following organisations have links to Christ Church:
- Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (meeting in the Parish Hall)
- Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (meeting at Broomhill Road)
If you are interested in joining any of these organisations, please contact the church office and we will give you further details.
CHRIST CHURCH PRE-SCHOOL
This very popular and highly regarded pre-school is an independent business held in the Church Hall, but we co-operate closely.
We welcome cakes to celebrate any occasion on Sundays – as often as you like! If you intend bringing some, please could you tell those providing cakes that Sunday, so they know they don’t need to bring any. The rota is on the rota board at the back of the church.
Cards for sale at the back of the church with photographs of flower arrangements that have been in church. £1 each with proceeds going to the flower guild.
Flowers can be donated in memory of a loved one, or for an anniversary etc. This is via the Flower Guild. Please contact us for more details.